What will happen to you if you attended a weeding and heard the bride and groom exchange the vows below?
Bridegroom : “I, your son, take you, my mother as my lawfully wedded wife, to love and cherish, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in joy and in pain, in sickness and in health till death do us part.”
And the bride in return says: “I, your mother, the one who gave birth to you, and breastfed you, take you my son, as my lawfully wedded husband, to love and cherish, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in joy and in pain, in sickness and in health till death do us part.”
I bet, you’ll have a stroke. Well you can as well have the stroke now, for what you read above is set to happen. Yeah, you read right, and it is not a joke.
A 40-years old Zimbabwean mother is set to marry her son. Mind you, the son is not a stepson but a biological son, and the wife to be, is already pregnant for her son – the future husband.
The mother and child related that aside the mother-and-child love, they love each other the other way, and are ready to get real with their feelings. To achieve that, plans are being made for them to exchange marital vows.
Reporting this unusual happening, ZIMBABWENEWSDAY related thus; “Betty Mbereko (from Mwenezi in Masvingo) is now six months pregnant and expecting her son’s child, and her grandchild. Mbereko, 40, has been a widow for the past 12 years and has been living with her 23-years-old son Farai Mbereko.”
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that Betty Mbereko startled a village court when she disclosed that her and her son fell in love three years ago. She reportedly confirmed that she’s six months pregnant and has decided to marry her son because it is a better option than marrying any of her late husband’s young brothers.
She added that she’s the right woman to marry her son, and thereby be entitled to his wealth as she alone toiled to send him to school when her husband died.
“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. Let me enjoy the products of my sweat.”
On the other hand, the son commented that he’s willing to marry his mother, and will pay up the bride-price his father left unpaid to his mother’s parents.
He was quoted to have said; “I know my father died before he finished paying the bride price and I am prepared to pay it off…It is better to publicize what is happening because people should know that I am the one who made my mother pregnant. Otherwise they will accuse her of promiscuity.”
Meanwhile, a village headman identified as Nathan Muputirwa lamented that the love thing between mother and son is a bad omen. “We cannot allow this to happen in our village,” he said. “In the past they would have to be killed but today we cannot do it because we are afraid of the police,” the village headman added.