Woman tells court she is ‘in love’ with her father who impregnated herBy Mason White 10:58 AM August 18, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man and his daughter were arrested on charges of incest.
The 40-year-old father of Chiredzi, Zimbabwe, surprised the court last week, after he admitted to having an incestuous relationship with his daughter, who is now pregnant.
The daughter, 22-year-old Concilia Tarugarira, also pleaded guilty to incest and told the court that she is deeply “in love” with her father.
Samson Mabinile and his daughter, are facing 30 days in prison or a fine.
Prosecutor Prosper Chipangura told the court that Mabinile went to his in-laws in Zaka, to retrieve his daughter after the death of his wife.
Chipangura said that some time after the daughter returned home, Mabinile proposed love to her and both agreed to have sex until the daughter got pregnant.
The matter came to light after the couple’s neighbors informed the police about the incestuous relationship, leading to their arrest.
The daughter was examined at a local hospital where she was found to be four months pregnant. A medical report was also produced in court as evidence.
The father admitted to having an incestuous relationship with his daughter, and told the court that he now regrets his actions.