WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Errol Musk, the father of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has a baby with his step-daughter he has known since she was four years old.
- The 72-year-old Musk said that it was “God’s plan” that he has a baby boy with 30-year-old Jana Bezuidenhout, daughter of Errol’s ex-wife, Heide.
- Elon Musk considers his estranged father a “terrible human being” who “plans evil.”
Errol Musk married Heide when Jana was only four and told The Sunday Times he did not consider her to be his stepdaughter. Jana had been raised away from them for long periods of time.
The older Musk was married to Jana’s mother for 18 years. They had two children before divorcing. Errol said Jana had contacted him in 2017 after breaking up with a boyfriend.
“We were lonely, lost people,” Errol explained on how the affair happened. “One thing led to another — you can call it God’s plan or nature’s plan.”
After two months, Jana informed him of her pregnancy. Errol first thought that the baby’s father was her ex-boyfriend, so he decided to have the baby undergo a paternity test. It turns out, the baby was his own.
“Jana is a delightful girl and a wonderful mother. She said I had changed her life,” Errol said.
Errol and billionaire son, Elon, have reportedly not spoken for over a year. This may explain several months of hostility between father and son.
When SpaceX founder Elon Musk was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine recently, he described his father as a “terrible human being.” He did not elaborate why he said that about his father.
“You have no idea about how bad,” Elon said during the interview. “Almost every crime you can possibly think of, he has done. Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done.”
Musk senior, who amassed his millions through engineering, disputed how he was described by his own son. But Errol has admitted killing three intruders in his South Africa home. He was charged with manslaughter but was acquitted when he claimed he was acting in self-defense.