Harare East District Superintendent Reverend Oscar Nyasha Mukahanana reportedly killed himself after his adultery scandal was leaked in the church’s WhatsApp group.
Adultery scandal leads to cleric's death
According to Daily Mirror News, the late religious leader engaged in an extra-marital affair with a youthful female member of his church.
The audio of his secret meeting and conversation with the lady leaked on the WhatsApp group of the church.
He reportedly talked about how happy he was with his sexual encounter with the lady.
After the audio leaked on the church’s WhatsApp group, his church members mocked him and allegedly began to circulate it to other groups.
Local media said they even created memes, ridiculing the District Superintendent over the adultery scandal.
Mukahanana who felt humiliated and embarrassed over the matter then took his own life on Friday, October 20.
Confirming the development, UMC Harare East District posted on its official Facebook page:
“It is with heavy heart to announce to you the untimely death of our Beloveth District Superintendent Rev Oscar Mukahanana of the Harare East District.
“The Office of the Bishop shall be informing the church of developments and funeral arrangements.
“As a Church, you are being cordially requested to support the Mukahanana family through your prayer.”
At the weekend, mourners gathered at the District Parsonage.
YEN.com.gh learnt that the funeral service for the late cleric will be held at Cranborne Circuit from 9 am on Monday, October 23.
His burial has been set for 2 p.m. at the Zororo Cemetery.
Priest who defected from the Catholic Church marries
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that a former Catholic priest was the talk of the town after getting married to his lover in a beautiful wedding ceremony held at Michael's Pot Gardens in Ikinu, Kiambu county.
Father Edwin Gathang'i, an ordained Catholic priest, broke away from his earlier role to join the splinter group Catholic Charismatic Church.
He got married to Margaret Wanjira Githui, a friend he has known since 2005.
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