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14-year-old married girl dies while giving birth at church shrine

A 14-year-old girl allegedly died last week while giving birth at a shrine in Bocha, Mutare in Zimbabwe.

Relatives of the late Memory Machaya are yet to come to terms with the way they were treated at Johanne Marange church where Memory was receiving prayers.

Family spokesperson Alice Mabika said Memory’s mother Shy Mabika was denied access to the burial of her daughter where bouncers forced her to remain silent as she mourned her daughter, H-Metro reports.

“We were denied access to witness the burial of our daughter as bouncers silenced us and warned us over spreading news of the death of our relative.

Alice also said the girl’s life could have been saved had she been rushed to a hospital but those who attended to her were indoctrinated to the extent of watching her die while speaking in tongues and beating trumpets.

She was buried at the shrine where she was receiving prayers.

The publication reports that Johanne Marange shrine leaders refused to entertain its news crew.


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