A 49-year-old man identified as Big Sipiliano from Epworth in Zimbabwe, was arrested after he turned up to the funeral of a woman, Melisa Mazhindu to have sex with her corpse.
Sipiliano who was arrested alongside an accomplice, entered the bedroom where the body of Melisa Mazhindu had been laid out and, while his companion blocked the doorway, jumped onto Melisa’s corpse and started thrusting up and down in front of the deceased woman’s shocked family.
Sipiliano, known locally as “Bigman” reportedly told Melisa’s bereaved mother Phillipa that he had wanted to sleep with her 20-year-old daughter for a long time.
He told the mourners that he loved Melisa and felt sad that she died before they had sexual intercourse.
Phillipa Mazhindu told reporters “He said that even if she was dead, there would be nothing wrong with him fulfilling his desires.”
“He proceeded to uncover the corpse, which was lying in the room, slept on top of it, and made up and down movements simulating sex whilst his friend blocked us from interfering.”
Mrs Mazhindu, 47, went on to say that she believed there could be a magical motive behind the bizarre attack.
“How will I manage to live with this kind of trauma? I suspect these men had a ritual intention because when Bigman was searched by neighbours who came to my rescue, they discovered a dead rat, red cloth, and a plant root in his pockets.”
Melisa’s family tried in vain to drag him off and had to call some of the other mourners to help before “Bigman” and his accomplice could finally be ejected from the funeral.
Big Sipiliano and his accomplice have both been remanded in custody until 8th February on charges of indecent assault and defiling a dead body, according to local reports.