A 40-YEAR-OLD Chiredzi man, Samson Mabinile, of Nijima village, stunned a court last week after he admitted to having an incestuous relationship with his daughter who is now four months pregnant.
The daughter, Concilia Tarugarira, 22, also pleaded guilty to the offence and told the court she is deeply in love with her father.
Chiredzi magistrate Honest Masiyiwa fined the pair $30 each for the offence or 30 days in prison.
State prosecutor Prosper Chipangura told the court that in February 2013, Samson went to his in-laws in Zaka to take back his daughter.
The daughter was staying with her father’s in-laws following the death of Samson’s wife.
Chipangura said some time after the daughter returned home, Mabinile proposed love to her and they both agreed to have sex until the daughter fell pregnant.
The matter came to light after the couple’s neighbours informed the police about the relationship leading to the arrest of the father.
The daughter was examined at Chikombedzi Hospital where she was found to be four months pregnant.
A medical report was also produced in court as evidence.
The father admitted having an incestuous relationship with his daughter and told the court that he now regrets his actions.