Its a sad day for family members of a Pastor who committed suicide while live streaming himself on social media. Reports coming out from Zimbabwe states that he was left by his girlfriend and that may have prompted his action.
The pastor goes by the name of Richard Nhika, a 38-year old Zimbabwean gospel musician. Below are what he said while streaming the whole thing;
“I will always love you No matter, which is why when I saw you I never insulted you or said anything bad.
“I have decided to die next to this tree so that everyone can see, this is real poison you can even see for yourself.
“I will always love you No matter and thank you for taking away my life,” he said whilst drinking the pesticide.
Zim media houses later reported that he died after drinking the poisonous substance believed to be cotton pesticide even though he was taken to the hospital.
Family spokespersons Pauline Busu and Nyasha Nhika said they were saddened by the death of their relative.
They said they never thought Richard would decide to end his life considering his spiritual background.
“When we got to the scene where he committed suicide, we found the video in his phone which he had shot taking away his life.
“We are convinced that this was a spiritual attack that happened to him because in his normal senses, he would not have done something like this.
“He was a pastor at AFM Church and he was actually launching his album he featured Mathias Mhere, Dereck Mpofu and Sharon Manyonganise and no one ever expected him to do such a thing.
“We are receiving calls from many people who he ministered to, even some influential people are also calling us sending their condolence messages.
“Two days before he died, he would wake up in the middle of the night praying and no one ever bothered to ask what was going on in his life,” Pauline said.
When asked whether they knew the reason he committed suicide, Nyasha interjected:
“He was fine, he never shared with us if he was facing any problems with anyone, we only heard of him mentioning a lady called Nomatter in his video.
“From what he was saying in the video, it seems she was his girlfriend and they were having some challenges.
“However, no one from our family had ever met her, but we are looking forward to seeing her so that she explains to us what really went wrong between her and Richard.
“So far from the investigations we made, we were informed that they go to the same church and they were in love.”
Meanwhile, mourners are gathered at Nhika’s family house in Chitungwiza.