Oscar Mukahanana, a Christian cleric of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has committed suicide in response to the leakage of his adultery scandal on the church’s WhatsApp group.
As the Reverend at the Harare East District Superintendent in Zimbabwe, Mukahanana engaged in an extra-marital affair with a female youth within the church.
The situation escalated when an audio recording of their secret sexual engagement was shared on the church’s WhatsApp group, leading to widespread mockery and humiliation for Mukahanana.
Unable to bear the shame, he made the decision to end his own life.
A statement from the UMC Harare District read:
“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 prayers.”