Father and step daughter in court for Forbidden Love
A man from Chidobe outside Victoria Falls and his step daughter have been dragged to court for
having an incestuous love affair.
Siphilanzima Sibanda (49 )of Kachechete village BH36 Chidobe and his step daughter Thulelani Dube
aged (36) are being jointly charged with having sexual intercourse within a prohibited degree of
The duo briefly appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Godswill Mavenge.
They have not been asked to plead to the charge. According to court documents, the duo reside at
the same homestead.
Sibanda and Dube started the relationship in June last year when his wife Ms Sikholiwe Mpofu, who
is a mother to Dube, travelled to Bulawayo and stayed there for three months.
“Sometime on a date unknown but during the period extending from 1 June 2022 to 2 January 2023
and at Kachechete village, Chidobe under Chief Mvuthu, Siphilanzima Sibanda had sexual intercourse
with his step daughter Thulelani Dube several times on different occasions with her consent,” the
State outline read.
The matter came to light when Sibanda’s wife Ms Mpofu left the two alone with Dube’s minor
daughter in June last year as she went to visit her sister in Bulawayo.
When she returned, she observed that her husband’s behavior had changed. Ms Mpofu caught the
two in a compromising position on December 27 in a bush. She reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of the two.