“Anyone can sire a child. That doesn’t make you a father.” These are the words of Frank Gashumba. The father of NTV Da Beat’s presenter Sheilah Gashumba, who will be appearing on Spark TV tonight to talk about parenthood, says it’s the sacrifice and courage to raise a child that makes one a certified father.
“I raised Sheilah with no help from Government or anyone for that matter. I have been (and continue to be) Sheila’s Father, Mother, and Manager! So no one on this planet knows her as well as I do!” he said on his Facebook page, adding, “My number one duty and assignment is to protect, guide and defend her from Kawukumi (weevils).”
“Being a single parent teaches you a lot about parenthood that many people won’t understand. I am a very patient person & I give plenty of second chances, but I am no saint! However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have my limits. There’s a time to be a sweet daddy and there time to be tough!”
Gashumba will appear on the Koona programme on Spark TV at 11:30pm tonight.