Corpse swearing:

If a young wife dies in Africa, it is seen as a natural incidence.

But the contrary is the case if a young husband dies as all manners of printable and unprintable means are employed and deployed to paint the innocent widow guilty of the murder of her own husband. It is double tragedy for the young woman as she is still grappling with her new widowhood status and then the burden of proving her innocence.

The criminal justice process of the burden of proof being on the party does not apply when a woman is accused of killing her husband in Africa as the burden is shifted to the woman to prove her innocence even where it is obvious that the deceased died of natural causes.

She could even be made to drink water used in washing the corpse.


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