Deceased Free State Stars football star Sinethemba Jantjie’s family are at loggerheads with two of his baby mamas over his R1m Old Mutual life cover policy payout.
Jantjie died at the age of 30 in a car crash in Free State on April 1.
The family and Jantjie’s baby mamas were also said to be fighting over the handling of the soccer player’s funeral by his family, which according to one of the women, was a sham.
A lack of proper catering that resulted in mourners going hungry was one of the low points Jantjie’s women raised in their complaints.
Sunday World has also learnt that Jantjie was scheduled to pay ilobolo for his fiance of two years Yolanda Sandi two weeks from the day he died.
As if that was not enough, the fiance, had also miscarried their unborn baby two weeks before the player passed away.
It is understood that one of the baby mamas and Jantjie’s fiance accused the family of pocketing almost R110,000 instead of spending it to ensure that the player received a dignified funeral.
The battle has now left Jantjie’s agent Ratshi Ratshibvumo to play referee between the parties as he was the one responsible for the acquisition of the insurance on behalf of the player.
Ratshibvumo confirmed that Jantjie had a R1m life cover policy and funeral plan with the giant insurer.
However, he said Jantjie’s sister Portia was the only one nominated as the beneficiary on the policy even though the player had two kids from different women and a fiancée whom he was due to marry shortly.
“My understanding is that an amount of R50, 000 was paid to Jantjie’s sister by Old Mutual for the funeral and she will also receive the life cover payment,” said Ratshibvumo.
The player agent said he was the one who informed the family about the life cover and funeral plan saying that it was only he and Jantjie’s fiancée who knew about the policies.
“I informed Sinethemba’s sister who was the beneficiary that she must take R500,000 for the family and set aside the other R500,000 for his two kids, and she agreed,” he said.
However, Ratshibvumo said after the funeral the family, Portia in particular, allegedly changed tune and told the two baby mamas, who cannot be named for legal reasons, that the family was no longer going to put aside the money for their sprogs as agreed with Jantjie’s agent but they will only pay as and when they have money.
Ratshibvumo revealed that Jantjie’s sister was now ignoring his calls when he wanted to understand the reasons behind the family’s decision to exclude the kids from the payout.
He also said he had already enquired with the PSL about Jantjie’s insurance payout believed to be R4m, which will go to his family and club.
“The PSL told me that they have appointed a team to investigate the claim and as soon as the investigation were complete, money will be paid out. I’m going to make sure that the kids get their share from the payout,” he said.
– Sunday World