A 40-year-old Zimbabwean woman, Betty Mbereko is said to marry her 23-year-old son, Farai. The woman has said that she is already six months pregnant. She told reporters that herself and her son are in love and will be making it formal by getting married after dating for three years. Mbereko lost Farai’s father 12 years ago and is said to have rejected re-marrying from his family. She also went ahead to say that she sent him to school and she is in the best position to enjoy the wealth of her son other than any other woman. Her son has also stated his love for his mother saying he would pay what was left of her bride price.
Of course, her acts have not gone unnoticed by the village court council as her actions have been condemned. But reacting to their allegations, she lambasted them saying she was in line to marry her son as she was responsible for his education and welfare. She said she wants to enjoy the products of her sweat. Farai also spoke of his pride of impregnating his father. He publicly said he was responsible for it so his mother would not accused of promiscuity.
Local village head Nathan Muputirwa said: “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, as it is a bad omen. In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police.”