Oops! Looks like Trevor Noah forgot to tell his mom he was back in SA

Oops! Looks like Trevor Noah forgot to tell his mom he was back in SA

Patricia Noah let slip that she did not know Trevor was in the country until she saw pictures of him on the internet - but she is not mad because she knows he is super busy. 

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Trevor Noah was recently in South Africa for Rodger Federer's record-breaking tennis charity event, 'Match in Africa'.

More than 51,000 people packed Cape Town Stadium to watch Federer and billionaire Bill Gates go head-to-head with Trevor and Spanish tennis pro Rafael Nadal in a friendly doubles match. 

But while scores of people in Mzansi knew about the match, at least one person was unaware that Trevor was in town - his mother Patricia Noah. 

“Did you see there in the newspapers, in the internet? It says he is in Cape Town today [Friday]. He is in South Africa now?” the Sunday World quoted her as saying. 

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But don't worry about this mother-son relationship, because Patricia did not see anything wrong with the 35-year-old failing to tell her about his short visit to SA. 

"Please understand, as a businessman he can’t always report to his mother about his movements. It’s not about the relationship. Even Cyril Ramaphosa doesn’t tell his mother about all his movements," she clarified. 

Patricia is just happy to see her son living his best life on the global stage.

And who can blame her. Watching her son play against tennis greats and the third richest man in the world surely had her beaming with pride. 

The 'Match in Africa' event raised $3.5-million (around R54-million) for the Roger Federer Foundation. 

It also broke the world record for the biggest tennis match crowd. Federer's exhibition match against against German tennis player, Alexander Zevere, in Mexico City in November previously held the record. 

Trevor, who has a Netflix special titled 'Son of Patricia', described the the match as a dream come true.

"We helped raise over 3 million dollars to help spur education in Africa. We set a world record for the highest attendance for a tennis match and I got to play tennis with two of the greatest players of all time whilst also sharing the court with my friend and one of the greatest minds of all time. And all of this happened in my home country, South Africa. Thank you Roger, Rafa, Bill and every single person who supported this great cause. I have lived one thousand dreams in one night!" he wrote on Instagram. 

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Now I begin my journey to Wimbledon...

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Calm before the storm. #MatchInAfrica

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