What happened to Jacob Zuma's Zimbabwean son
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Dudzai Nyamuramba, of Wedza, Zimbabwe, alleged that Zuma met his mother, Maggie Sandimunyonga, while in exile in Mozambique. His mother, he says, has since died.
In an interview with iLanga newspaper in 2010, Nyamuramba said he longed for the opportunity to finally meet Zuma. He said he arrived in South Africa in June last year, looking to be united with his father. "I would love to meet my father and the rest of my family. I tried going to Nkandla, but I was arrested," he said.
Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed that Nyamuramba was arrested in January.
"He was in the country illegally as he didn't have a passport. He was taken to immigration offices and we don't know if he was ever deported to Zimbabwe," he said.
In 2010, Nyamuramba went to the Westville police station, pleading his case, and asked them to assist him in his quest to be united with his father. A police officer at the station, who would not be named, said a dejected Nyamuramba had arrived at the station with his suitcase, claiming to be the son of Jacob Zuma.
According to the officer, he bore a striking resemblance to Zuma. "He was very tired, and he kept on asking us to take him to Nkandla so he could meet his 'relatives'. I don't know whether he is or isn't Zuma's child, but he sure does look like him," said the officer.
Another officer at the police station said: "This guy didn't want anything from Zuma; he just wanted to be acknowledged as his son. He seemed so desperate to meet the family that he never knew.
"I don't think the Zuma family will easily allow him into their nest, but with the number of kids that Zuma has, I wouldn't be surprised if he really is who he claims to be."
The officers said after Nyamuramba could not get any assistance at the police station, he left, saying he would eventually find his father.
Repeated attempts to get comments from Zuma's spokesman, Vincent Magwenya, were unsuccessful as his phone rang unanswered.
Zuma's brother, Michael's, cellphone was switched off.
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