When Angelina Jolie introduced Zahara to the world she said she was an AIDS orphan. However, a woman claiming to be Zahara’s birth mother has opened up to In Touch magazine.
Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, 24, told the magazine, “I want my daughter to come home to see where she is from. Her grandmother and I both tried very hard to raise her, and I want her to come home to regain her identity.”
She said Zahara was conceived when she was raped by a stranger. After giving birth to Zahara in January of 2005 she left her, because there was no food and she thought Zahara was going to die.
“I thought the baby was going to die because there was no food, so I ran away.”
Zahara’s grandmother signed her over to an adoption agency. Reportedly, someone told the agency that Zahara’s mother was dead. The woman claims she never signed the adoption papers which means she could have in gaining custody of Zahara.
The adoption agency claims that they have papers that Zahara’s grandmother signed stating her daughter was dead.
This also isn’t the first time that women have come forward claiming to be related to Zahara. A couple of years ago a woman claimed to be her mother and it was proven false.
The adoption agency stands by their claim that Zahara’s mother passed away.
In Touch magazine