A 46-year-old woman died during deliverance, leaving other church members in shock.
The death of 46-year-old Pedzai Muyambo during a deliverance service in church on Sunday, October 30, left other congregants in shock, as none could explain what could have led to her death.
The deliverance service which was being held at Prophet Adventure Mutepfa’s Revival Centre Church’s Dangamvura assembly, in Zimbabwe, reportedly had lots of people in attendance.
One church member who spoke anonymously, said it took the members two whole hours to realise that Pedzai was dead:
“It is normal in our church to fall down during worship or deliverance service. She fell down and everyone thought it was the Holy Spirit working on her. It was until 5pm when someone alerted the church authorities that Sister Pedzai was still lying motionless on the ground. They tried to deliver her because they thought she was possessed by evil spirits, but all their efforts were in vain. She never moved an inch. That is when she was rushed to hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival. It is a sad thing and we are still shocked.”
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While interviewing a young pastor of the church who identified himself as David Waerera, he said he had taked the deceased to the hospital himself, stating that she had died at the hospital after she collapsed, and not at the church as was said. He also said she didn't fall down during the service, but was brought into the church unconscious after the church service.
“We quickly rushed her to hospital, but it took us 45 minutes for her to be attended to by a doctor. Finally, when the doctor came to examine her, she was pronounced dead".
Meanwhile the deceased's family said even though they are devastated, there was no need investigating their daughter's death, as it was only natural that she died at the time she did.
Her father, Mr Muyambo said his daughter was not sick when she left home for the service that morning. He said:
“I heard that they were seated on one bench with someone else and when the prophet walked past them, the other person fell because of the power of the Holy Spirit. Pedzai later fell down because the bench tilted as it was no longer balanced. That is all I heard from someone who was at the church with her.”