26 July 2018
…hundreds throng Glen Forest cemetery
HUNDREDS of mourners thronged Glen Forest cemetery on the outskirts of Harare yesterday for the burial of David Tapambgwa, the son of Stanbic Bank chief executive, Joshua Tapambgwa.
The 22-year-old David was shot and killed by an armed robber as he defended his mother from the gang that had broken into the Umwinsdale home at around 10pm on Sunday.
According to police, the five-man gang went away with undisclosed cash, cellphones and laptops and there have not been any arrests made (at least as of late yesterday).
It emerged yesterday that David, an ardent follower of Spoken Word Ministries was shot dead five hours before his Monday morning prayer.
He had reportedly set an alarm for 3am.
This was testified by one of his brothers, Tinotenda, during a burial service witnessed by captains of industry, Umwinsdale community, bankers, various church pastors and government officials.
Family and Spoken Word Ministries pastor, Wisper Gwena, preached a message of hope and challenged mourners to turn from their evil actions as they enjoy their earthly life.
“It is pleasing that David was born again and had seen earthly life in a divine way with special spectacles and from the testimonies we heard, he could have had time to pray at 3am when his cellphone alarm rang.
“We reap what we sow and by this I mean that if David had believed in Christ Jesus he will be resurrected as a Christian and if he was evil nothing, even holy water or oil sprinkled would change his faith.
“We are all going to return to dust and it is important for you to seek God while it is day for the night will come. Tiri mbeu inodyarwa muvhu, saka mbeu dzakauchikwa badzi ndidzo dzinomera asi vanokanga hupenyu hwavo nemafaro hamuzomuka mave vanhu vakanaka kwete.
“Seeds, even if they are planted on a fertile soil and supplied with either manure or fertilizer will not germinate if they are not treated. So receive life through believing in one who gives life to many kinds, Jesus Christ,” said Pastor Gwena.
He narrated how David worked tirelessly during his time preaching the word and urged mourners to talk about good news not how he was murdered.