Asavela Mngqithi exposed her father Manqoba Mngqithi for being an absent father during her upbringing.

The actress said her success should not be attributed to Manqoba Mngqithi who is the Mamelodi Sundowns coach.

Mngqithi has responded to her daughter who is now married to a Mqokiyana. He denied claims that he was an absent father.

He acknowledged that the actress is his daughter from a previous relationship. He said he took care of Asavela including her school fees.


The former Isibaya actress had said her father failed to pay her school fees, which forced her to work from when she was just 14 years old.

The coach said her daughter was lying, he said she took his surname (Mngqithi), because he was a responsible father, and that he also paid the damages.

He added that she got married without his knowledge, thus he is not aware who received her lobola. Mngqithi revealed that he does not know the person who married his daughter.