By Arron Nyamayaro
HARARE- There was drama in Highfield on Saturday when the body of a 16-year-old girl was dumped at the house of a married man who had impregnated her. The family of Letina Marimo dumped her body at the home of the alleged husband’s brother, in Cherima, Western Triangle.
Its reported Innocent Vheremu did not reveal his marital status and Letina discovered it after she eloped to him a fortnight ago. Letina died at Harare Central Hospital amid reports that she had attempted to terminate her pregnancy while her relatives accuse Innocent’s sister -Anne- of poisoning her.
She refutes the allegations. “They took it in a wrong way after failing to accept death as it is. We have been co-operating very well before one of the relatives developed cold feet and decided to take the body here.
“Innocent lives in Epworth and I wonder why they decided to dump the body at his young brother Lovemore Vheremu’s place.
“They refused to accept US$150 that we have raised to give them according to custom and we have no choice than engaging the police to help us,” said Anne. When H-Metro arrived in Cherima residents were gathered to catch a glimpse of the dumped dead body in a coffin.
Effort to get a comment from Innocent and Marimo family were fruitless as they were locked in a meeting in Geneva in the same suburb. It later emerged that the Marimo family finally agreed to collect the body at around 12 midnight. H Metro