A 50-year-old man surprised all and sundry when he married his granddaughter aged 15.
Villagers from Jibajiba area, Zimbabwe were shocked when they discovered that the old man had turned the juvenile into a wife and stopped her from going to school. Moreover, the man stunned the court when he revealed that he had not committed any crime as he proposed love to the girl after realising that she had fully developed into womanhood.
The man said the young girl accepted his proposal and since the fateful day, she has since become his second wife as his first wife was no longer interested in performing her wifely duties in the bedroom.
The victim also left the court speechless when she poured out her heart saying she loved her grandfather-cum-husband. "I love my husband so much," said the grandchild-cum-second wife.
The accused was hauled before a magistrate court facing charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor.
The prosecutor told the court that the accused was arrested by police after receiving a tip-off that he had married a young girl. When the cops interviewed the juvenile, she told the police officers that she was madly in love with her grandfather and they had been together for a year.
The 50-year-old grandfather, was however, slapped with 30 months imprisonment.
"There are many men who are doing this in the village and this sentence should be set as an example," blasted the magistrate.
The teenage girl was equally shocked with the sentence that she tried to beg the court to 'free her man'. Tears were uncontrollably falling down her cheeks.