TEEN WIDOW SHOCKS MBERENGWA
A teen widow in Mberengwa has found herself in trouble after she indulged in s.ex three months after the death of her husband.
Nicolette Hove of Chimanga Village has been summoned by Chief Mazoifa to his traditional court for bonking neighbour Jetro Gumbo before the stone unveiling of her late husband.
Hove was caught by her husband’s aunt Aleta Mabena being intimate with Gumbo in the bush on Friday last week. Hove said she was lonely.
The chief said that a woman must wait one year after the death of her husband before she can be intimate with another man.But a lawyer and human rights activist Wadzanai Chirongoma told The Mirror that Hove did nothing wrong according to the law.
“She committed no crime at all because a marriage contract ends when one part dies. If the traditional court finds her guilty she can appeal to the magistrate court who will throw away the ruling,” said Chirongoma.
Hove accidentally stabbed and killed her husband Tafadzwa Mabhena with a knife when they were fighting.
Hove who killed the husband when she was still 17 years was remanded out of custody by Magistrate Sheperd Munjanja and will appear in court on March 4, 2018.