A mother in Zimbabwe is defending her decision to marry her adult son, saying that she wants him rather than one of the brothers of her dead husband. 40-year-old Betty Mbereko of Mwenezi revealed that she is six months pregnant following a sexual relationship with her son, 23-year-old Farai Mbereko.
Betty Mbereko said that her late husband died 12 years ago, and his brothers tried to have sex with her while he was still alive. After being charged with incest, Betty Mbereko told a court that she has a right to marry her son because she paid his school tuition for many years and she doesn’t want another woman to benefit from her son¡¯s education.
Farai Mbereko said that he is eager to marry his mother, and is even willing to pay off the debt of his father. The court decided to dismiss the charge against the woman.