Woman on the run after son impregnates her for the second timeBy Mason White 11:04 AM December 29, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
Police are looking to arrest a mother and her son for incest.
The man of Zimbabwe, and his biological mother are reportedly on the run after having an incestuous relationship that resulted in two pregnancies.
Ethel Vhangare and her son Simon Matsvara of Domboshava, allegedly had an affair while his father, Agripah Matsvara, was still alive.
It is alleged that the first time Simon impregnated his mother she had a miscarriage during her fifth month of pregnancy.
When his father had a stroke about 5 years ago, Simon began helping his mother care for his father.
Later in the same year, Vhangare allegedly started feeling sick and was vomiting. She revealed to a neighbor that she was pregnant and her son was the father.
The neighbor reported the matter to the elders of the village. They reportedly settled the case by ordering the mother and son to pay a fine with an undisclosed number of cattle.
Two months later, Vhangare suffered a miscarriage before the death of her husband. Simon and his mother allegedly continued their relationship, which resulted in a new pregnancy.
The matter came to light after Vhangare did not show up for church services, causing church members to visit her. They discovered that she was pregnant again and they reported the matter to police.
Chief Chinamhora sent his officers to arrest the mother and son for incest, but the two had already fled from their home.
“We will hunt them both and we will severely punish them to send a clear message to potential offenders that we do not tolerate such acts,” Chinamhora said.