According to reports, she is already six months pregnant. Mrs Mbereko said she and her son are in love with each other and will love to take it further by making it formal.
The 40-year-old woman lost Farai’s father 12 years ago and she claimed she and her son have been dating for about 3 years before the local community leaders got to know.
She however faced a crowd of local protesters, saying, she prefers to marry her son than her late husband’s younger brothers, whom she says are coveting her. She also went ahead to say that she sent Farai to school and she is in the best position to enjoy the wealth of her son other than any other woman.
Farai added that he was more than prepared to marry his mother and would pay off the ilobola bride price balance his father had left unpaid to his grandparents. Addressing the village court council, Mrs Mbereko said: “Look, I strove alone to send my son to school and no one helped me. Now you see that my son is working and you accuse me of doing something wrong, so please let me enjoy the products of my sweat.”
Farai added: “I know my father died before he finished paying the bride price and I am prepared to pay it off. It is better to publicise what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant, otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.”
Local village head Nathan Muputirwa said: “We cannot allow this to happen in our village, as it is a bad omen. In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police.”