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February 21, 2012

Mother and Son to Marry (Zimbabwe)

Marriage

The headline alone is enough to leave you fearing the worst, thinking this cant be possible? Unfortunately it is. A Mother and Son from Zimbabwe in a Place called Masvingo are not only getting married but Betty Mbereko the mother to Farai Mbereko is 6 months pregnant. In a fair society it’s safe to say that this by all means “Abnormal” and ludacris. Mbereko (40), was widowed 12 years ago and has been cohabiting (living together in an Intimate relationship) with her first child, Farai Mbereko (23).

She confirms that she is six months pregnant and that she 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 have shown desire and interest for her. Betty stunned a village court last week when she said the affair with her son had begun three years earlier. She said 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. She told the village court : “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”.

Farai said he was more than prepared to marry his mother and would pay off the Lobola (dowry) 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 publicise what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant. Otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.”

A spokesperson of the village said “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, “mashura chaiwo aya” (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 warned them to break off their marriage or leave his village. They chose the latter and have left the village for an unknown destination.

If this situation does not leave you at a loss of words or perplexed, i don’t know what will. This is testament to that fact that indeed truth is stranger than Fiction. (share this Story below on facebook or Twitter, because i doubt your friends will believe you)

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