Bolivian President Morales in paternity scandal, court orders DNA test

A Court has ordered 56 year old Bolivian first indigenous President Evo Morales to undergo a paternity test to settle a disagreement with an ex-lover whose child he denies fathering before changing his story to say the child never existed.
The test was ordered by the court to address claims by his ex lover Gabriela Zapata that he is indeed the father of her child.
“Evo Morales is a citizen who respects the law. If the authorities summon him, he will attend,” his lawyer Gaston Velasquez said.
Morales took Zapata to court in March to make her prove the boy is alive, compounding the scandal, Zapata has also been implicated in an alleged corruption case. And is currently in jail pending the trial on charges of embezzlement, influence peddling and money laundering.
The case exploded just as Bolivia prepared to hold a referendum on whether to change the constitution to allow Morales to run for a fourth term or not. He had lost the February 21 vote which is his first defeat after a decade in power.
His ex lover is a former manager at Chinese engineering group CAMC, and is accused of using her relationship to the president to land $560 million in government contracts for the company.

You might also Like:  Buhari approves team to renegotiate 2009 agreement with ASUU, others

You may also Like

Loading...