Two specialist doctors arrived at the Mpilo Central Hospital Paediatric ward Thursday morning, together with lawyers representing Kudakwashe Mahachi, to give a second opinion on injuries suffered by the footballer’s four-year-old son, Diego.
Mahachi recently returned to Zimbabwe amid controversy that followed the alleged scalding of his son while at his house in South Africa.
He is, however, denying any wrongdoing and insists that the child left South Africa while in good health.
But his ex-wife, the mother of the child, has accused him of scalding their son with boiling water resulting in him suffering third-degree burns. Mahachi has engaged a law firm, Tanaka Law Chambers to clear his name.
His lawyers had been insisting on a second opinion from their own doctors so as to ascertain the extent of the injuries. Two doctors accompanied by his lawyer, Mr Nkosiyabo Sibanda visited the hospital. This was after they had postponed the visit twice since Wednesday.
Initially, they had informed hospital officials that they would be visiting the institution on Wednesday at 3 pm, they later changed the time to Thursday morning at 9 am before later shifting the time to 1030 am.
On arrival, the crew reportedly informed the hospital that they were consisting of the lawyer, two doctors and the father of the child (Mahachi). However, when they arrived at the Paediatric ward Mahachi was no longer part of the delegation.
Mahachi is also accused of denying his child immediate medical care and of smuggling him to Zimbabwe using a malayitsha (cross border transporter).
B-Metro recently reported that Mahachi, in the company of his wife and his lawyer, was able to see his sick child last week.