A man shocked his community after chasing away his wife from their matrimonial home and replaced her with her own daughter whom he was already having an adulterous affair with. The illicit relationship resulted in the birth of a child.
Zekias Mukurachaza (32) and his stepdaughter Macloline Garira’s (18) , appeared before Mutare magistrate in Zimbabwe facing charges of having an incestuous relationship.
It is the state’s case that the affair is said to have started after the wife had left home to attend a church service for a week. The matter only came to light when she came back and was informed that her daughter was running away from school so she could sleep with her husband, taking advantage of her mother’s absence.
When the woman confronted her daughter, Garira denied the affair but gave birth months later. When she gave birth, her mother was chased away from their matrimonial home and her husband moved in with the step-daughter-tuned-wife.
The ruling magistrate sentenced the two to eight months imprisonment after being convicted of having an incestuous relationship and suspended two months of the sentence on condition of good behaviour.