Engaging in sexual activity with a person from within your immediate family, incest, is something considered as a taboo in many parts of the world. And the ‘sin’ once started is usually repeated and often continues for many years until one person reaches a limit and is able to resist or flee. This is the same situation Mrs Yvonne Banda found herself in.
The Zambian woman, 52, from Ndola named Yvonne Banda confessed to sleeping with her own son every Wednesday and for some selfish reasons.
Depressed by the seeming taboo, the woman opened up to church-goers that she began having sexual affairs with her son, Abel, since 2002 as prescribed by her witch doctor.
What does she gain from the ritual?
The pastor and congregation of Great Kingdom church prayed for her heard that the woman performed this as ritual to help her son grow financially.
Abel started out a small transportation company. But within months of performing the ritual, his business grew dramatically. He now owns a fleet of trucks, buses, and other small cars.
The price she has to pay for the accomplishments has began to hunt her terribly. She feels worse everyday and she is getting weaker by the day. She fears for her life if she continues in the next year.
But what worries her most is that the business will witness a steep fall once she stops sleeping with him. She said the witch doctor had warned her that their hard-earned wealth will vanish instantly. Not just that, her beloved son will die untimely and painfully.
Dumbfounded by the revelation, the pastor of the church prayed for her and urged her to quit the act.