A Pastor from Nkulumane suburb, Zimbabwe poisoned his two daughters before killing himself in South Africa the place the household was primarily based.
Pastor Precocious Mpofu, 36, and his daughters Shalom (11) and Panashe (7) have been laid to relaxation at Luveve cemetery in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Mpofu allegedly pressured his two daughters to drink a drainage cleansing chemical before additionally taking it in Yeoville suburb, Johannesburg, citing marital problems.
The deceased, who was a pastor at Prophet Blessing Chiza’s Eagle Life Meeting and his spouse, Ms Chido Chipangura, had just lately separated however she was nonetheless dwelling in South Africa.
Their our bodies arrived in Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Mpofu’s neighbour from South Africa who travelled to Zimbabwe for the burial described the pastor as a gentleman who was devoted to his spouse and should have failed to come to phrases with rejection.
“The pastor was too devoted to his spouse. He cherished his youngsters and spouse a lot however it was embarrassing in church when rumours went round that she was having further marital affairs.
They’d since separated and we heard she had moved on however he simply couldn’t settle for it,” mentioned the neighbour who declined to be named.
Chipangura members of the family mentioned they have been but to come to phrases with the death of the youngsters.
“As a household we’re very unhappy. We now have misplaced two youngsters and we’re nonetheless in mourning. We thank the household, mates and neighbours for his or her assist presently,” mentioned a household consultant who spoke to The Chronicle.
The late Pastor Mpofu allegedly left a suicide be aware during which he acknowledged that he was dealing with a number of problems most of them in his marriage.
He additionally allegedly mentioned there have been some individuals who have been stalking him and talked about 4 folks along with their contact particulars.
Pastor Mpofu nevertheless, didn’t give the reason why the people have been stalking him.
The now deceased additionally despatched a number of messages to his household on the fateful day though he didn’t point out his intentions to kill his youngsters and commit suicide.
He nevertheless, gave a touch when he directed how his property needs to be shared.
The members of the family informed The Chronicle at their household dwelling in Nkulumane suburb final Friday that from the knowledge they obtained, the tragedy might have occurred on Monday, October 15, between 2PM and 4PM after Pastor Mpofu had simply returned from accumulating his youngsters from faculty. The deceased’s father, Mr Sipho Mpofu, mentioned:
“I’m reliably knowledgeable residents at his residence noticed him carrying every of the daughters on his shoulders into their flat at round 2PM. At 2:40PM he despatched his sister right here in Bulawayo a WhatsApp message saying one in all his daughters, Shalom, had died. Precisely 10 minutes later, he despatched one other message saying his second daughter had additionally handed on. This puzzled his sister who was attempting to name him to perceive what precisely he was attempting to say.”
He mentioned when she tried to textual content him again, messages have been not being delivered and the sister phoned Ms Chipangura telling her to go and verify on her husband as he was texting unusual messages.
“Ms Chipangura dashed to the flat solely to discover three our bodies. The children’ our bodies have been neatly laid in mattress between blankets whereas Precocious’ physique was on the ground,” he mentioned.