Ndirande Police is keeping in custody 45 – year old Snowden Matalala and his 20 year old daughter Bridget Matalala for allegedly involving themselves in a sexual relationship.
Bridget’s mother was in relationship with Snowden and she gave birth to Bridget in the year 2000 but she never got married to him. In 2016, Bridget discovered the truth about her father and she decided to visit him in Ndirande Township.
She has been coming to his father’s house during holidays until July 2019 when the two started having sex in Matalala’s house.
On January 29, 2019, Bridget went to Ndirande Health Centre for medical assistance because she was not feeling well. After getting checked by the clinical officer it was discovered that she is 5 months pregnant and the clinical officers jokingly asked her if she is married but to her surprise Bridget started crying. The clinical officer got suspicious but she could not continue to ask her, instead she gave a call Police whereby Police officer went to the hospital and took the girl to Ndirande Police.
After interviewing Bridget it is when she revealed that she has been sleeping with her father since July 2019.
After hearing this, a team of Police officers went and arrested Snowden at his house.
Both father and daughter have been charged with Incest contrary to section 157 and 158 of the Penal Code. They will appear before court soon after completion of the case.
They both hail from Mataka village T/A Likoswe in Chiradzuru district.
-Inspector Edna Mzingwitsa
PRO for Ndirande Police Sub-Station