A 35-year-old man who impregnated a 12-year-old girl says he is so much in love and would like to marry her.
A 35-year-old man from Inyathi in a suburb of Zimbabwe, Mlamuli Dube, will spend the next one year in prison after he was caught having sex with a 12-year-old girl who became pregnant for him.
Myzimbabwe reports that Dube had been sleeping with the minor in her parent's shop in the Inyathi Business Center, and was caught in the act.
Tests carried out on the girl confirmed she was already pregnant by him.
The angry mother reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Dube and conviction.
Dube did not deny being responsible for the girl's pregnancy as he professed his undying love for her and promised to marry her.
Dube told the judge:
"I admit that I fell in love with a minor and impregnated her. I promise to marry her as I love her so much."