Son Of 14-year-old Who Died Giving Birth At A Shrine Joins His Mother
Son Joins Mom Two Years Later
Evans Momberume Jnr., the two-year-old son of Anna Machaya, tragically passed away on Thursday. Anna, who was only 14 years old, died while giving birth to her son at Mafararikwa Shrine in Marange back in July of 2021.
The circumstances surrounding Anna’s death were widely publicized, as she was denied medical attention due to her family’s religious beliefs. Instead, Anna was taken to the apostolic church shrine where she eventually passed away, leaving behind her newborn son.
Now, just a few months later, Evans Jr. has also lost his life. According to a Machaya family member, the toddler was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Mhondoro. “We lost the child in a hit-and-run accident in Mhondoro. He has now joined his mother,” the relative told H-metro.
The news of Evans Jr.’s death is yet another heartbreaking development in this tragic story. The loss of a mother and child is always devastating, but the circumstances surrounding Anna’s death and Evans Jr.’s passing have made this story particularly heart-wrenching.
Where Is The Father
Adding to the complexity of this situation is the fact that Evans Jr.’s father, Evans Hatirarame Momberume, was arrested and charged with causing Anna’s death. It’s a situation that has left the Machaya family reeling as they attempt to come to terms with the loss of both Anna and her son.
The story of Anna Machaya and her son Evans Jr. is a reminder of the importance of access to medical care and the devastating consequences that can arise when religious beliefs are prioritized over human life. Their tragic deaths have left a community in mourning, and their story serves as a sobering reminder of the work that still needs to be done to ensure that all individuals have access to the care and support they need.