MY ZIM SURNAME IS MAKING MY LIFE HELL
A South African man believes his Zimbabwean surname is bringing him bad luck.
Velaphi Mirira-Maphosa (58) from Atteridgeville, Tshwane said he was born and raised in Mzansi, but later discovered his late dad was from Zimbabwe. He said his family in Zimbabwe had a ritual to welcome him.
“I thought my problems were going to stop, but they got worse,” he told the Daily Sun. He said he realised the new surname was making his life hell.
Velaphi said he had been struggling with women. “I have been married twice and engaged three times. All my women cheat on me and started acting crazily.”
He said he’s found a woman he wanted to marry, but was scared she might do the same.
Velaphi said he went to Home Affairs for help, but the issue was not resolved yet.
“They told me to bring my relatives’ documents, but they are all dead.” He said his 10 children were also affected.
Home affairs spokesman Thabo Mokhola said: “He must provide whatever documents Home Affairs needs.”