Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Photo-- Pastor Commits Suicide After Impregnating Married Woman 4 Times
However, Zvenyika apparently couldn’t face the further humiliation and possible excommunication from the church, so he decided to end his own life by drinking poison, according to reports.
Forty-two-year-old Chezhira Mukobvu, who had been married to Rosemary Nyamukachi for 17 years, took Zvenyika to court earlier this year because he believed that his wife had been impregnated while working for the allegedly adulterous pastor. The 35-year-old woman had reportedly been employed as a housemaid in the home of Zvenyika for about 5 years, during which time she had allegedly been forced to terminate 3 pregnancies fathered by the reverend before finally giving birth to a son.
Assistant Inspector Nkululeko Nduna said on the telephone that he could neither confirm nor deny the report about the adulterous relationship of Zvenyika, because he was not in the office in the moment, according to New Zimbabwe.com. However, the online newspaper did reach family members who claimed that the reverend had died on his way to the clinic in Bikita after he had swallowed poison at his home on Friday, August 22, 2014.
According to their source, the reverend had a lot of pressure mounting on him because he was supposed to appear before a disciplinary hearing of the church and the evidence against him was overwhelming. Moderator of the church, Reverend Dr. Rangarirai Rutoro, said that although he could confirm the demise of Zvenyika, he couldn’t confirm the circumstances because he didn’t want to usurp the family’s rights to tell their version of the story.
Mukobvu testified in court that the adulterous relationship between his wife and Zvenyika had destroyed their marriage and his wife was willing to testify in court as to the accuracy of his statements. He claimed the reverend should compensate him for the damage caused to his marriage and the intimate relations his wife had refused him because of her affair with the reverend.