A senior pastor with Upper Room Ministries, Reverend Berry Dambaza on Monday died after apparently committing suicide by throwing himself from the third floor of Rezende Parkade in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Details and circumstances of the incident were not immediately clear, amid speculation that he had financial problems, while unconfirmed reports pointed to infidelity.
Pastor Dambaza was said to have died on the spot and people had to call the police to secure the scene.
The body of the late pastor was covered on the floor before the arrival of an ambulance which finally conveyed him to a local mortuary for post-mortem.
Investigations to ascertain the circumstances leading to his death were still in progress yesterday.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.
“We can confirm that a church pastor allegedly jumped from the last floor of Rezende Parkade and died.
“We are currently investigating the case to establish the motive or the reasons behind this suicide,” he said.
Pastor Dambaza was married to Sithembeni Dambaza an assistant pastor at the church.
They have two daughters (Oreen and Oretha) and two sons (Osborne and Oracle).