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Harare Magistrate Fines Cousins $40 000 For Incest

Harare Magistrate Fines Cousins $40 000 For Incest

Two cousins were on Thursday fined ZWL$40 000 each by a magistrate after they pleaded guilty to incest.

Incest refers to sexual relations between people classed as being too closely related to marry each other.

Josphat Muswati (28) and Jaqueline Kamwendo (22) pleaded guilty when they appeared before Harare regional magistrate, Gloria Takundwa.

Takundwa fined them $40 000 each, plus a wholly suspended sentence of 14 months in prison.

Prosecutors told the court that Muswati and Kamwendo are second-line cousins in the sense that Muswatiโ€™s father and Kamwendoโ€™s grandfather are brothers who share the same parents.

The court heard that sometime in July 2020, Kamwendo visited her uncle Muswati at his house and proposed love to her. Jacqueline accepted the proposal.

The two cousins started living together as a couple fully aware that they were related.

However, in April this year, the two had a misunderstanding, which prompted Jacqueline to file a false police report of rape.

Police detectives discovered that the two were related resulting in charges of having sex within a prohibited degree of relationship.

In mitigation, Muswati said that he plans to marry his niece and will pay a token of lobola known as โ€œchekahukamaโ€ to legalise their union traditionally.

More: H-Metro


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๐Ÿšฉ 4ย weeks ago

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น. ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐™๐™ช๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™ ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™ช๐™ ๐™–๐™ข๐™– ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น


Chimboti Pizza 4ย weeks ago

Makuda kutisvibisira nyika manje, ibhora ripi iroro๐Ÿ˜ 


Tateguru 4ย weeks ago

These two should not be allowed to marry. Their intended marriage abuses their relatives. Why should relatives stay ashamed all their life because of two fools?


Chimboti Pizza 4ย weeks ago

Iiii @Asalif usanyepere varungu

Asalif 4ย weeks ago

varungu vanotongosiya Mai neHanzvadzi chete ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿฅƒ

Fari 4ย weeks ago

Zvakaoma hazvo


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povoo 4ย weeks ago

pachivanhu ndichii nachii


Asalif 4ย weeks ago

mainini nemwana

Alvord 4ย weeks ago

Pindula you make my day


Asalif 4ย weeks ago

I know a couple in my hood who are related but married and had a white wedding , a brother and a sister's children got married


ABSA 4ย weeks ago

It's not a matter for the courts to judge but vehukama these two were already staying together as couple saka ngapaitwe (cheka hukama )but nyaya yacho ma1. the devil is in control


Mdara Odza 4ย weeks ago

The issue of women laying false rape charges is rife, and sadly, most of them end up in convictions.


Prof 4ย weeks ago

40000 is just too little...what an embarrassment to your ancestors....ko vakadzi vari single zvavakawanda wani muZim, why would a sane person try to marry his cousin



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