A man has fled his home in Pote Village, Mashonaland Central province of Zimbabwe after allegedly impregnating his mother for a second time, the Daily Mail reports. The mom also fled their village.
Simon Matsvara and his mother Ethel Vhangare decided to leave after members of their church learned of the alleged pregnancy. Just four years ago, the two were reportedly fined by village elders when Vhangare suffered a miscarriage.
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The village’s chief, Chinamhora (pictured) says the community was outraged by the allegations and that he has organized a crew to find Matsvara and Vhangare. “We are going to hunt for the two and we will punish them severely to send a clear message to would-be offenders that we do not tolerate such acts,” he told state-owned Herald newspaper.
The pair reportedly began their incestuous relationship back in 2008 when Matsvara was asked by relatives to care for his ailing father, Agripah, who later died. When the mother became pregnant the first time, they were fined and told to end their relationship. News of the second alleged pregnancy came when the mother started skipping church and concerned members visited her home. It was there where they discovered the mother was five months pregnant–allegedly by her own son.
The two reportedly left their village soon after the discovery and are considered “on the run.”