In a bizarre case, a 38-year-old mother and her son from Gutu have left the whole community in shock after they were caught being intimate during a night prayer vigil."Bizarre?" The only thing bizarre is that consenting adults are being prosecuted. What does it matter if other people were praying somewhere? In any given town, there's somebody praying and somebody making love. Sometimes they are the same people.
Appearing before Gutu resident magistrate, Mr Nyasha Vhitori recently, the woman and her 18-year-old son were not asked to plead to charges of incest.The case should be dropped. Nobody has been harmed.
The duo was remanded out of custody to 18 September for trial.
For the State, Ms Agatha Gabriel told the court that on an unknown date but sometime in July this year, the woman allegedly coerced her son into making love and he consented.Either it was coerced or it was consensual. The prosecution can't even get their story straight.
The court further heard the two’s illicit sexual encounters, which are believed to have started in April this year, came to light sometime last month.Privacy is important.
It is said the two would normally do their sordid act during night prayer vigils and on the fateful day, the two were caught by two minors who were attending a church service at Runyowa business centre.
It is said the encounters happened so frequently that the two had lost count of the number of occasions they had been intimate.
Sounds like they are in love and enjoying each other.
They are adults. As long as it is consensual, they should be free to be together. Nobody else has to like it. It is a waste of resources to prosecute them. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults.