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Man admits 16 year love affear with daughter

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13 Aug 2011 at 23:37hrs | Views
A  man Nyamweda Village in Mhondoro has admitted to having an incestuous love affear relationship with his daughter for the past 16 years and siring her child in a case that has set tongues wagging in and around the district.

The man - whose to protect the identity of the child - initially denied the charges when he appeared before a chief's court on July 27.

He, however, gave in after being presented with overwhelming evidence. Chief Nyamweda of Nyamweda Village - who presided over the case - last week confirmed fining him three beasts. He said the matter was also reported to Norton Police.

"The matter was brought to my attention. We subsequently deployed investigating officers who brought them before my court," he said.

"During the trial, the two denied the charges, but later revealed they have been in love for the past 16 years."

Information gathered last week indicates the incest began after the man's wife died.

The daughter - who was 16 years old at the time - later gave birth to a son who is now 15 years old. Neighbours reported the matter to the chief's court after becoming suspicious.

Chief Kawanzaruwa handled the preliminary stages of the case, but died before its conclusion, leaving Chief Nyamweda to take it up.
Chief Nyamweda said the man's fine would be used to appease "the spirit mediums of the land".

"After the ceremony, he will be handed over to the police.

"As chief of this area, we have no option but to banish him from the village according to the laws of our land," he said.
Mashonaland West police confirmed the case, saying investigations were underway.

Source - The Sunday Mail

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