A man from Nyika Village was ordered to pay three cows for having an incestuous relationship with his stepdaughter which resulted in the daughter getting pregnant.
Tompson Manyena of Nyika Village under Chief Chireya in Gokwe had a relationship with his 20-year-old stepdaughter Dorcas Muza.
Muza told her mother about the pregnancy after Manyena forced her to abort the three-month pregnancy. A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the two had a relationship for close to three years without anyone noticing until Muza got pregnant.
The two had a fallout when Manyena tried to convince Muza to terminate the pregnancy.
“Manyena tried to convince his stepdaughter to have the pregnancy aborted but she refused. He then threatened to chase her away from his home. He advised her to go and look for her biological father if she decided to keep the baby,” said the source.
“Due to pressure put on her by her stepdad, Muza told her mother about the pregnancy and that her stepdad was responsible. She also revealed that Manyena wanted her to abort the pregnancy but she refused,” said the source. “Muza disappeared the following day leaving behind a letter which stated that she was going to look for her biological father. The letter also stated that if she didn’t find her father, she would stay with her relatives where no one would force her to terminate her pregnancy,” the source added.