Tragic End for Varsity Student Involved in Affair with Married Woman
A Chinhoyi University of Technology student, Gerald Tadiwanashe Mapurisa, who was set to celebrate his 20th birthday in two days, was found hanging from a tree on a Norton farm. According to H-Metro, Gerald had been confronted about his affair with a married woman just before he disappeared.
Illicit Affair Revealed during Memorial Church Service
At a memorial church service held for him, it was revealed that Gerald had a fling with a married woman. The woman’s husband had allegedly found out about their rendezvous, which could have led to Gerald’s demise.
Family and Friends Mourn
Gerald’s older brother, Gilbert Mapurisa, narrated his last moments with him, which left the family and guests in tears. “Gerald had become a friend besides being my young brother. We discussed a day before he disappeared about how we would spend the day since none of us had money,” Gilbert said.
Last Moments with His Brother
Gilbert further explained that they went to a bar where Gerald met a woman and had a one-night stand. However, it was later revealed that she was married.
“I want to believe that someone informed her husband about our movements. We later learnt that she was married and when we asked her, she told Gerald that she had been stressed by her husband and wanted comfort. We went home and I left Gerald asleep and went to town.
“That was the last time I saw Gerald alive, only to find his body in a mortuary. Akaponderwa mukadzi wemunhu Gerald. Zvinondirwadza ndichirikushaiwa hope. Mweya waGerald ngauzorore murugare,” said Gilbert.
Mother Mourns her Son’s Death
Gerald’s mother, Mabem Chivhayo, told H-Metro that Gerald had promised to upgrade her life when he completed his studies.
“It still pains me. He was intelligent, had a bright future and had promised to change our lives for the better. May God give me strength. We have more questions in connection with his alleged suicide,” said Chivhayo.
Post-Mortem Results Show Suicide
Gerald was last seen on January 5 and was found hanging in a kneeling position from a tree by a woman fetching firewood the following day. Post-mortem results showed that Gerald had committed suicide. The tragedy has left many in shock and has raised concerns about the impact of extramarital affairs on individuals and families.