“Wow is he mine?” was the first thought of a newly turned father who was thrown into mystification when his wife gave birth to a baby-boy with white skin and blond hair, even though the couple is black!
Francis Tshibangu and his wife Arlette already have a two-year-old boy, Seth, whose features reflect his African parentage.
But it is thought that baby Daniel, now 11 weeks old, has a slight genetic mutation. He is not an albino.
Congo-born Tshibangu, 28, said that his ‘jaw dropped open’ when Daniel arrived at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
“I was too stunned to speak and I could see the doctors looking at each other, thinking the baby couldn’t be mine,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.”
“Then Arlette and I looked at each other and smiled and I knew he was. I have been with my wife for three years and there was never a question of infidelity, but seeing his white skin was a surprise to say the least,” he said.
“All we can say is that Daniel is our miracle and, though we are shocked by his white skin, we feel very blessed. He’s beautiful,” he added.