After falling on love with another which resulted in a pregnancy, mother and son now want to marry
“Look, I strove alone to send my son to school and no one helped me. Now you see that my son is working and you accuse me of doing something wrong. Let me enjoy the products of my sweat,” the pregnant mother flaunted before local authorities.
Mbereko (40), from Mwenezi in Masvingo, a widowed for 12 years ago now, has been cohabiting with her first child, Farai Mbereko (23). She confirms that she is six months pregnant and has decided it is better to “marry” her son because she does not want to marry her late husband’s young brothers, whom she says are coveting her.
The village court was throwned in chock last week when the woman revieled the affair with her son had begun three years earlier. According to her statement, after spending a lot of money sending Farai to school following the death of her husband, she felt she had a right to his money and no other woman was entitled to it.
Farai said he was more than prepared to marry his mother and would pay off the ilobola balance his father had left unpaid to his grandparents. “I know my father died before he finished paying the bride price and I am prepared to pay it off,” he said.
“It is better to publicize what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant. Otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.”
But local headman Nathan Muputirwa says: “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, this is a bad omen indeed. In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police.” He passed a warning to both advicing to brake off their marriage or leave the village immediately.
Supprisingly the mother and son proved they have no remous for their action by deciding to choose the advice and have left the village for an unknown destination.