Pastor commits suicide after God "lied" to him

All he wanted was a boy. When his wife got pregnant with their first child, Mzwake Ngubane celebrated and thanked his God for he was going to get an heir to his name. The expecting father went all out to prepare for his coming son.

However, things changed when his wife went into labor and gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. For any other family, the se-x of a baby does not really matter much but for Mzwake, who happens to be a pastor in his church, he took it seriously for he claimed God had told him numerous times about the s-ex of the child.

So depressed was the man of cloth that he committed suicide one week after the birth of his yet to be named daughter. His stiff body was found hanging in a mango tree outside his yard. He had written a note which he put in his pockets. Parts of the note read : “God told me I was going to have a son and even suggested names for me. Now that the child is a girl, I have no doubt the child is not mine for mine would have been a girl”.

The pastor’s distraught said she could not believe her husband had taken her life just like that. “We spoke about it when the child was born and I told him I have always been faithful to him. He actually never held the child. Not even once. I thought he would get over it. I had to borrow money to buy girl’s clothes for the child since all the preparation he had bought was for a girl”, the wife said.

Members of the church where the pastor fellowships refused to be involved in the funeral arrangements for they said their doctrine forbids suicide.

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