In the western world, there are stories of mothers who married their sons. Surprisingly, some Africans are not exempt.
Discover three African women who have married or had children with their sons.
Memory Njemani is a Malawian who married her biological son last year. At the time of their marriage, Ms. Njemani was 47 years old while her son was 30 years old.
She says she made the decision to marry her son because she spent a lot of money on her studies. She could not allow another woman to marry her son after all his efforts to give him a good education.
“I have invested a lot of money for my son’s education. Why should another woman get married to him and enjoy my hard work? I marry my son to serve as an example to the women who have aborted, “she said in remarks relayed by Zambian Observer.
In 2014, the story of Betty Mbereko, a Zimbabwean mother married to her son and who became pregnant with him, made a lot of ink.
Betty, 40 years old at the time, and widowed for 12 years, married her son Farai Mbereko, when he was only 23 years old.
Mbereko, who was 6 months pregnant with her son at the time of their marriage, said she decided that it was better to marry her son because she did not want to marry her husband’s younger brothers.
“Look, I tried 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 fruits of my work, “she said in the columns of Zimbabwe Mail.
His son had also stated that he was ready to marry his mother and supplement the dowry his father had to pay to his grandparents.
“I know my father died without finishing the dowry and I’m ready to pay him. It’s better to let people know what’s going on because people should know that it’s me who has rotted my mother. ”
The court had asked them to immediately break their marriage or leave the village. They chose to leave the village.
Veronica Iorshe, 47, from Benue State, is currently pregnant with her 26-year-old son after she persuaded him to sleep with her for two months. She wanted to have a son for her husband. Veronica eventually became pregnant but her husband refused to take responsibility and kicked her out of her house.