A 42-year-old married woman, Sarudzai Ganyiwa, from Chitauro village in Nyamweda area of Mhondoro has committed suicide after she was caught having s*x with her father-in-law in a gum tree plantation. Ganyiwa, who is married to 48-year-old Edmore Chitauro, was apprehended with her 65-year-old husband’s father, Simon Chitauro, during the immoral act two weeks ago.
The husband’s father, who is the village head, was said to have been sleeping with the deceased for some time now and the illicit affair had generated criticism in the community.
The police spokesman for Mashonaland West Province, Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara, confirmed that Ganyiwa died after drinking poison.
“The case of a woman who died in Nyamweda area in Mhondoro after consuming poison, was reported at our Nyamweda police base. She reportedly committed suicide after being caught sleeping with her father-in-law in the bush. As police, we say, come what may, people should engage in talks to reach a common ground, not to think of committing suicide whenever something goes wrong.”
It was gathered that a son to the village head, Lucious Chitauro caught the illicit lovers in the bush playing love, and ran home to inform his mother about the hide and seek his father and his daughter-in-law were playing in the plantation.
However, 4o-year-old Isaiah Chitauro, a son to village head Chitauro, confirmed the incident and noted that their father had brought shame to the entire clan.
“My young brother, Lucious, is the one who first saw the two walking towards the Gumtree plantation area where he followed and caught them in the act before rushing to alert our mother, Charity Mudarikwa. When our mother arrived at the scene, she found the two lying together, stark unclad. However, the daughter-in-law managed to flee. I was really pained by this incident. I then notified my brother Edmore, who is the husband of the cheating woman, that his wife had been caught having s*x with our father, her father-in-law. A number of people knew about the two seeing each other, but no one had enough guts to confront him.”
He disclosed that the cheating daughter-in-law usually takes food to their father in the bush while he herds their cattle.
“After the incident, Sarudzai later went to our father’s homestead, where she was heavily insulted by our family members who labelled her a shameless woman. She was then chucked out of the homestead. Unfortunately, she consumed some poisonous substance and died three days later. The trouble causer (our father) is also the village head, so we don’t know how to handle the matter now. It’s now very risky to leave our wives in the village when we have such a predator amongst us.”
The angry son, Edmore, whose wife was caught sleeping with his father reportedly moved out of their family homestead in other to avert killing his father. It was reported that he had been married to his wife since 1992.
“We have been married for 26 years with my wife. We were even united in holy matrimony in the church by our pastor. I’m a cattle dipper, and I’m always busy with my work, so my father took advantage of that and the two fell in love. What used to surprise me is that I used to find used condoms in my garden. I want my father to compensate me for what he did to me. When they got caught in the act, I didn’t ask my wife about it, however, I went to inform her grandmother about it, but she refused to come and talk to my family about the issue.
“This is not the first time that my father has been caught ‘crack-filling’ a married woman’s “sexual valve” with his bedroom gun. He was evicted from Mugari area amid allegations that he forced women to have s*x with him first before he could hand out food donations to them from donors. After my wife drank poison, just before she breathed her last, she confessed that she had been cheating on me for some time with my father.”
Responding to the incident, Chitauro denied having s*x with his son’s wife and alleged that they want to take over his position as the village head by fabricating lies against him.