Apos­tle Chiris­eri’s burial on hold

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Cor­re­spon­dent

THE burial of the late Apos­tle Charles Chiris­eri, the founder of His Pres­ence Min­istries In­ter­na­tional, has been put on hold pend­ing the re­cov­ery of his wife, Pas­tor Pe­tu­nia Chiris­eri, who is still in the in­ten­sive care unit at Bu­l­awayo’s Mater Dei Hospi­tal.

Apos­tle Chiris­eri died on the spot last Thurs­day night af­ter the ve­hi­cle they were trav­el­ling in hit a don­key along the Harare-Bu­l­awayo Road near Mbe­m­besi.

His wife, a mem­ber of the Zim­babwe Hu­man Rights Coun­cil who was sworn in by Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe on July 7 this year, was rushed to Mater Dei Hospi­tal where she has been hos­pi­talised ever since.

Yes­ter­day, fam­ily spokesper­son and founder of Har­vest House In­ter­na­tional Min­istries, Bishop Colin Ny­athi, said Apos­tle Chiris­eri would be buried when his wife re­cov­ers.

“We’re wait­ing for his wife to re­cover. She’s do­ing well and is still in the in­ten­sive care unit. We’ll wait for her doc­tor to tell us that she’s ready,” said Bishop Ny­athi.

He de­clined to speak about the ex­tent of Pas­tor Chiris­eri’s in­juries, but em­pha­sised that she was out of dan­ger.

“She’s awake, she’s the one who nar­rated to us that they hit a don­key as it was just the two of them in the car,” he said.

Last Fri­day, Bishop Ny­athi said Apos­tle Chiris­eri’s death was a blow to Chris­tians as he had touched their lives over a 20 year pe­riod.

Apos­tle Chiris­eri founded His Pres­ence Min­istries In­ter­na­tional which has branches in the United King­dom, South Africa and 10 branches across Zim­babwe.

At the time of his death, he was a mem­ber and leader of the Evan­gel­i­cal Fel­low­ship of Zim­babwe (EFZ) and Coun­cil of Apos­tles. He is sur­vived by four chil­dren and an adopted niece. — @nqot­shili

Apos­tle Charles Chiris­eri and wife Pe­tu­nia

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