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Man arrested after his 8-year-old daughter found him in bed with his 16-year-old daughter

By Mason White 3:48 PM May 19, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A man was accused of replacing his estranged wife with his 16-year-old daughter.

44-year-old Innocent Gatawa, was arrested on charges of incest with his 16-year-old daughter.

The couple was having marital problems and Gatawa ordered the woman to leave his home, claiming that she was mistreating the children.

After throwing his wife, Memory Jimu, 36, out of his house, Gatawa alleged began having an affair with his daughter Itayi.

Gatawa was arrested and detained at the police station in Chivi, Zimbabwe, after his actions were uncovered by a younger daughter.

The alleged incident took place in the Mapfanyangira village. However, both the father and the daughter stated that the allegations were not true.

According to sources close to the family, Itayi used to escape from the bedroom she shared with her sisters, 13 and 8 years old, and sneaked into her father’s bedroom during the night.

Sources said that Gatawa first tried to sleep with his 18-year-old daughter Tavase Gatawa, before she eloped with a cattle herder.