2 months prior to she passed away, Riana van Deventer summoned her child Gerrit to her side. She had something essential to inform him, she stated.
Van Deventer, who had actually been identified with terminal colon cancer, stated that she was lastly all set to disclose the household’s fantastic trick– the identity of the dad of Gerrit’s older sibling Riette.
It was, she declares, Errol Musk, the dad of bazillionaire Elon Musk, the male behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX to name a few business.
Now Riette– whose married name is Nel– has actually set out on a mission to show that she is the half-sister of the male who was called simply last month as the 2nd wealthiest male worldwide.
However she insists she is not after the Musk billions.
‘ I do not desire anything from Errol or Elon, I simply need to know what my roots are,’ Nel, 46, informed DailyMail.com in a special interview.
Riette Nel (left) is on a mission to show she is the biological half-sister of billionaire and 2nd wealthiest individual worldwide, Elon Musk
Nel informed DailyMail.com her late mom exposed her genuine dad is Errol Musk (imagined in 2014) in a death bed confession to her bro when she was fighting terminal colon cancer
‘ I have actually informed Errol you are welcome to have your lawyers prepare an agreement which states I am not entitled to any sort of reimbursement.
‘ The only thing I have an interest in is to understand if you’re my papa.’
Nel, who now resides in Chilliwack, British Columbia, stated she feels both she and her 21-year-old child Micha have a right to understand.
DailyMail.com has actually seen e-mail and text in between Nel and Errol Musk.
At first he appeared delighted to take a DNA test that would settle the claim that he has a 4th child.
However in current weeks he altered his mind and, Nel states, he has actually cut off interaction with her.
Riana van Deventer (imagined) passed away aged 65 in October 2019. She revealed the household’s fantastic secret to her child Gerrit prior to her death
Musk, 75, adamantly rejects he might be Nel’s dad. He informed DailyMail.com that Nel had actually sent her an image of her mom.
‘ I informed her I have actually never ever seen the individual in the photo,’ he stated in an e-mail.
Nel was born Mariette van Deventer in Ladysmith in eastern South Africa on August 8, 1975. Her birth certificate does not call a dad. Her mom was 21 at the time of her birth.
Maturing, Riana informed Riette that a buddy called Rene was her dad however she states she never ever thought her due to the fact that she had no psychological bond with him.
‘ We never ever felt that method towards each other,’ she stated.
Later on Riana confided she had actually gotten pregnant throughout a tryst at the Union Structures– South Africa’s Parliament which sits high up on a hill ignoring the capital, Pretoria.
‘ They did what they did on the bonnet (hood) of his Rolls Royce,’ Nel informed DailyMail.com in her strong South African accent.
‘ However he was far more concerned about any damages or scratches on his automobile than he had to do with appreciating her.’
Errol Musk informed DailyMail.com he did not own a Rolls Royce up until 1981. At the time of Nel’s conception, he stated he drove a Mercedes Benz 220.
Nel stated her mom would frequently disappear with an abundant suitor for vacations however she never ever exposed who he was.
Maturing, Riette (imagined in her youth) declared she was informed her dad was a buddy of her mom’s called Rene, which she stated she never ever thought due to the fact that she did not have a psychological bond with him
Nel was born Mariette van Deventer in Ladysmith in eastern South Africa on August 8, 1975. Her birth certificate does not call a dad
‘ All she informed me was that the man had a great deal of cash, he had a Rolls Royce and a luxury yacht.
‘ I think that male was Errol due to the fact that whatever simply fits.
‘ He was the man with the cash. He was the conceited man, self-entitled, fearless.
‘ And he didn’t deal with females the method he was expected to.’
Riana passed away aged 65 in October 2019. Throughout her talk with her child, she swore him to secrecy about Riette’s dad.
‘ She informed me I wasn’t to inform my sibling,’ Gerrit informed DailyMail.com in a phone interview from South Africa.
‘ She stated she made certain that Elon Musk was Riette’s bro. She didn’t inform me it as an outright reality, however she had that self-confidence in her voice that made me think her right away.’
Gerrit, 39, kept his word to his mom for more than a year however ultimately in January this year he chose Riette– who had actually just recently emigrated to Canada after her other half got a task there– ought to understand.
Which set Nel off on a mission to show her fathership.
‘ Why would my mom lie to my bro? She understood she was passing away, she had absolutely nothing to lose and absolutely nothing to get from informing him,’ she stated.
Elon (imagined as a child with his dad) 50, is the earliest of Errol Musk’s 6 acknowledged kids. The dad and child have actually long had a complex relationship
After Errol and Elon’s mom Maye (left) separated in 1979, the billionaire tech creator went to deal with his dad– a choice Errol now states he is sorry for
She got in touch with Errol, who lives a number of hours beyond Cape Town, sending him photos and asking if she might be his child.
He right away acknowledged the similarity in between Riette and his household.
‘ You are extremely lovely,’ he composed back in Afrikaans. ‘You have strong face functions like everyone.
‘ Your look makes me believe ‘whew.’
However he stated he was gladly wed at the time to his very first other half, the design Maye Haldeman, and his child Tosca had actually simply been born.
‘ I didn’t have any relationships outside the marital relationship, however I do not have any issue with any test,’ he composed back.
He stated he drove to Cape Town weekly and might have the test there. ‘It is fairly essential that you comprehend that I do not flee from these things,’ Errol composed.
However 8 months after Nel initially called him, Musk has actually still not taken any test and she stated they are no longer matching.
Musk, a consulting engineer, informed DailyMail.com that Nel had actually informed him her mom was a woman of the street with rich customers.
‘ Apart from the reality that I have actually never ever satisfied a woman of the street, I was not in a ‘rich’ classification at that phase of my practice.’
Nel insists she stated no such thing.
‘ She was not his woman of the street, she was his girlfriend,’ she stated.
She confessed Riana dated other widely known males in South Africa, consisting of heavyweight fighter Pierre Coetzer, whose expert challengers consisted of George Supervisor, Riddick Bowe and Frank Bruno.
In February, Riette got in touch with Errol, who lives a number of hours beyond Cape Town, sending him photos and asking if she might be his child
Errol right away acknowledged the similarity in between Riette and his household and asked her to send out more images
Later On, in a discussion on March 25, he stated he mored than happy to do a DNA test, including: ‘It’s quite essential that you understand I’m not somebody who escapes from things’
Musk likewise stated he would never ever have actually cheated on Maye simply 4 months after Tosca’s birth.
‘ The concept of unfaithful on one’s other half in those days was social anathema and unimaginable. In my case such a thing would have likely been a dance with death, or a minimum of led to damaged limbs or long-term brain injury!
‘ Maye is not somebody one cheats on, and besides I liked her very much. At that time, we had actually been together because high school, which was more than 10 years.
‘ We had actually understood each other because Grade 5.’ They wed in 1970.
He rejected cutting off correspondence with Nel.
‘ I have actually informed her there is no possibility that she is my child, however to be congenial I stated I would think about a DNA test if I am guaranteed of personal privacy, and if she would supply me with evidence of identity.
‘ She offered me with neither, especially evidence of identity. For all I understand ‘she’ might be 10 individuals with some sort of insane strategy desiring this extremely popular household’s DNA for some wicked function.’
Elon, 50, is the earliest of Errol’s 6 acknowledged kids. He has a full-brother Kimbal, 48, and sibling Tosca, 47. Errol likewise had 2 children Alexandra and Asha with his 2nd other half Heide.
And DailyMail.com exposed specifically in 2018 that Errol had actually fathered a child with Heide’s child, Jana Bezuidenhout -his own stepdaughter.
He later on verified it, stating his child Elliott, now 4, had actually been developed ‘in the heat of the minute after Jana had actually been tossed out by her sweetheart.
Messages from April 26 program Nel sent out Errol numerous follow up messages to discover a laboratory for the test. He lastly responded days later on stating: ‘I do not comprehend what you desire’
Among his last messages to Nel checked out: ‘You are not associated with me. Anything you release that’s incorrect may sustain a claim. You do understand that.’
Errol rejected cutting off correspondence with Nel, informing DailyMail.com he had actually thought about a DNA test ‘if I am guaranteed of personal privacy, and if she would supply me with evidence of identity’
‘ I do not wish to call it an error due to the fact that no kid wishes to hear that they are an error,’ he stated.
‘ You need to comprehend, I have actually been single for twenty years and I’m a guy who makes errors.’
Errol and Elon Musk have long had a complex relationship. After Errol and Maye separated in 1979, Elon went to deal with his dad– a choice he now states he is sorry for.
‘ I sympathized with my dad due to the fact that my mom had all 3 kids,’ he informed Wanderer in 2017.
‘ He appeared extremely unfortunate and lonesome by himself. So I believed, ‘I can be business.
‘ However I didn’t truly comprehend at the time what sort of individual he was.’
He went on to break down in tears throughout the interview and call Errol ‘a horrible human,’ including: ‘Nearly every wicked thing you might perhaps consider, he has actually done.’
‘ My papa will have a thoroughly thought-out strategy of evil,’ he included. ‘He will prepare wicked.’
Nel stated she had actually composed to Elon Musk– who Forbes called last month as the 2nd wealthiest male worldwide, worth $177.4 billion, behind just Amazon’s Jeff Bezos– and to Tosca and Kimbal asking if they would take DNA tests. However, she stated, none responded.
Elon Musk did not react to an ask for remark.
Elon and his bro Kimbal, 48, and sibling Tosca, 47, (imagined) were raised by their mom Maye
Maye Musk positions with Kimbal, Tosca on her lap, and Elon guaranteeing in South Africa
She thinks Elon’s Musk Structure might have pushed Errol to cut off interaction with her, specifically as one of his last messages was: ‘You are not associated with me. Anything you release that’s incorrect may sustain a claim. You do understand that.’
Musk stated the household attorneys had actually informed him he was complimentary to continue nevertheless he desired in the event however stated ‘evidence of identity was vital ahead of time.’
Both Nel and her bro state their mom never ever utilized computer systems or went on the Web. She didn’t even have a cellular phone.
They state there is no other way she might have looked into Errol Musk and create sufficient information to comprise her story.
‘ She wasn’t into Google or the Web, tv programs, mobile phone, anything like that,’ stated Nel.
‘ She liked gardening and herbs and simply being kind.’
Elon Musk was called the 2nd wealthiest male worldwide simply last month. Riette insists she’s not after his billions and is just thinking about discovering who her dad is
Nel is now delegated question if she’ll ever find out the reality about her biological dad. A sample of her DNA stays at a laboratory in Pretoria awaiting its possible match
Gerrit van Deventer concurred. ‘She had no access to the Web, no cellular phone however she informed me features of Errol Musk that she might not have actually understood,’ he stated.
Now Riette Nel is left in limbo. She makes sure she lastly understands who her dad is however can not show it. A sample of her DNA is being in a laboratory in Pretoria awaiting its possible match.
She has actually thought about travelling to her homeland to challenge Errol. ‘I would go to South Africa in an immediate and attempt to fulfill him in person, however Errol will disappoint up,’ she informed DailyMail.com.
‘ I do not wish to think it, however I have actually concerned the conclusion that Errol Musk is somebody that simply can not be relied on. I wish to believe he can be, and now I feel he is not to be thought.
‘ I keep asking myself why does not he go to get checked? If he is not my papa he has absolutely nothing to lose. However in his own words I appear like a Musk and in his own words he does not flee from things.
‘ So opt for the test. If it’s unfavorable then I can carry on and you can carry on.’