Man fined for im­preg­nat­ing niece

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Michael Magoronga Mid­lands Correspondent

A GOKWE man and his niece have been jointly fined a cow and a goat after they ap­peared be­fore Chief Njelele’s court fac­ing charges of hav­ing an in­ces­tu­ous af­fair.

The il­licit af­fair be­tween Gabriel Sibanda and his 20-year-old niece Brenda Silemba left the for­mer’s wife irked lead­ing to her drag­ging him to the Chief ’s court. The six months preg­nant Silemba, daugh­ter to Sibanda’s sis­ter, is so madly in love with her un­cle that she is seek­ing to be­come a sec­ond wife, sources claimed.

Chief Njelele, who han­dled the mat­ter said it was un­heard of that peo­ple of the same blood­line can have an af­fair.

“This is a taboo. I do not know what has got­ten into them. I or­dered the re­la­tion­ship to stop forth­with and fined them. Ini­tially I wanted a beast and a goat from each but ended up fin­ing them jointly. But the re­la­tion­ship should stop or they risk fur­ther ac­tion,” said Chief Njelele.

A rel­a­tive of the two who re­fused to be named claimed the two have how­ever, vowed to con­tinue with their re­la­tion­ship and are plan­ning to marry.

“The two can­not be sep­a­rated and Silemba has vowed that she is go­ing to make sure that the wife is go­ing to va­cate the home­stead and she will move in,” said the rel­a­tive.

The af­fair, the rel­a­tive said, started way back and the two have been try­ing to keep it un­der wraps but things changed when Silemba fell preg­nant.

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