According to reports in Zimbabwe, the randy man from Nyamajura and his 15-year-old daughter are being tried by magistrate Tendai Mahwe.
The Weekend Post reports that the duo have been charged with having sexual intercourse within a prohibited degree of relationship as defined in section 75 of Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act chapter 9:23.
Explaining how the incident happened, the State prosecutor revealed that two eloped together to another village where they were staying as husband and wife between mid-September and November 3.
The man had dumped the wife and left with the stepdaughter claiming that they were seeking employment elsewhere. But, the wife later found out about the ugly incident on the 3rd of November, after quizzing the girl about her suspicions which she confirmed.
A police report was made leading to the arrest of the duo over their consensual sexual relationship.
The man is in custody and being tried behind bars while the girl is back in her mother’s custody. In denying the charges, the man is alleging that the girl is his wife’s sister.
Fletcher Karombe is prosecuting.