A Zimbabwean woman, Mufaro Mukonowatsauka, 46, has been accused of wooing a teenage girl for her husband, Rodgers Manera, 48.
Mukonowatsauka reportedly persuaded the 14-year-old girl to become Manera’s second wife in return for cooking oil, sugar, salt and body lotion, reports iHarare.
According to the prosecutor of the case, Tirivanhu Mutyasira, “the accused persons are husband and wife and neighbours to the complainant. The complainant’s grandmother sent her to the accused persons’ homestead to collect cooking oil. The complainant found both the accused persons at home.
“Mukonowatsauka then started persuading the complainant to become her husband’s second wife and promised to give her cooking oil, sugar, salt, and body lotion if she accepts her proposal.
“The teenager accepted Mukonowatsauka’s proposal and later visited the couple. At that instance, Mukonowatsauka took a bucket to fetch water. She closed and locked the door from outside with Manera and the victim inside the room, and that was when Manera allegedly raped her ” Mutyasira said.