Fishing expedition ends in tragedy

A 61-YEAR-OLD Harare pastor drowned in Biri Dam in Chinhoyi after his boat capsized when it was hit by waves on Monday.

BY KINGTON MUNDONDO

The body of Hama Blessing Chesa, of Eastlea Tabernacle, Harare, was only retrieved on Tuesday after a long search by members of the police sub-aqua unit, who were called to the scene after the accident.

Mashonaland West police spokesperson, Inspector Clemency Mabgweazara confirmed the incident.

He said Chesa’s boat capsized after it was hit by a wave, as he was going after a fishing rod thrown by a friend.

Two of the cleric’s colleagues managed to swim to safety.

Witnesses said Chesa was initially suspended on a tree, which later broke and he fell into the water.

Rayfun Kadiwa, a church elder, said the church had been robbed of a dedicated leader.

Mourners are gathered at 1108 Fraser West Road, Parktown, in Waterfalls, Harare.

Burial has been slated for Saturday at Glen Forest Cemetery.

Chesa is survived by his wife Pelargia, eight children and 12 grandchildren.


45 Comments

  1. GALLANT SOILDIER, FAITHFUL SERVANT! HE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT,UP TO THE END! MHDSRIEP!

  2. Such a great servant of the Lord. Zambia will miss this wonderful man of God.Thank God we shall meet him on the other shore.Humphrey from Lusaka

  3. The law of Resurrection.

    We shall meet in the morning Parson.

  4. May his dear soul rest in peace. Until then..

  5. Though our heart burn within us and our souls are dreary, we are at peace knowing it was His perfect will. Go well gallant soldier of the cross. We shall meet by and by. Gamba rekutenda!

  6. Will meet dad💔

  7. Gallant soldier of the Cross! You really fought a good fight of faith, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith, and I believe you have embraced your crown of righteousness given by our Lord, the righteous Judge. We are your trophies! Now your precious soul has found its rest in the hands of Great Jehovah. We don’t wanna say good-bye, we just wanna say until
    We shall meet on the other side of Jordan, telling stories of how we overcame. Go well Parson!

  8. so little has been said about this man,he was a gallant soldier of the cross …REST WITH THE OTHERS ,till we meet PARSON.

  9. Rose Anagonou, Benin

    In the sweet by and By we’ll meet on the other shore, dear Pastor!

  10. Zororai mumaoko ASHE,till we meet on the other side of Jordan.

  11. Psalms18:29For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
    They shall run through a troop and leap over a wall.Yes, the troop” of death will have no holders to it, She’ll run right through it. Leap over the “wall” between natural and Supernatural, and go into the arms of God, into that WMB 63-0724

  12. You preached a befitting last sermon last Sunday. You said, “There is a law of resurrection. Every believer will rise again weather is taken by floods, buried in the deepest sea, or buried in the deepest grave. That law will rise him again”. That was too precise to be coincidence. It only proves he was truly a man of God. Resurrection is certain to such a believer. As certain as the rising of the sun. Fare thee well comrade, you inspired me and the bride of Jesus Christ world wide. Your sermons will keep us going until we meet beyond the curtain of time. To us the remaining (for now) let repent and save the Lord earnestly, no one knows the next one.

  13. Musarurwa Dzikamai

    Rest In peace Pastor

    1. Pastor chesa we missed you so much>YOU WERE SUCH A HUMBLE SERVANT YOU LIVE WHAT YOU WERE PREACHING SIR WE SALUTE YOU< MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE

  14. Your English artistry was unparalleled and your mastery of scriptures was top notch.A firm but friendly man. An embodiment of humility.Pastoralship personified. A unifier. A solid but sober leader .In a twinkle of an eye heavens have called thee.Rest in Peace Pastor HB Chesa.😪😪

  15. kenneth mutekesi

    But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
    Romans 8 verse 11

  16. CHRISTOPHER CHESA

    PASTOR CHESA WE MISS YOU SO MUCH YOU WERE SO HUMBLE AND YOU LIVE WHAT YOU WERE PREACHING< SIR WE SALUTE YOU

  17. PARSON YOU IMPARTED A LOT TO MY LIFE , THANK YOU ,GONE UNTIMELY A HERO OF FAITH FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH LIVED A TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE TILL WE MEET AT JESUS FEET, KUHLE UKUFA KWABANGCWELE…. PRECIOUS IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS …..AMEN PAINED BY PAINS OF SEPARATION GOD KNOWS ALL

  18. Ashley Tambowoneyi

    Rest in Peace Pastor Chesa. You fought a good fight. We will meet you in the resurrection.

  19. Comment…A Legend, Hero,Mentor ,Father, Pastor
    ………until.

  20. Comment..May he be remembered for all that he was able to achieve in building the kingdom of God. Go in in peace till we meet again.

  21. An approachable humble pastor and friend has departed leaving our hearts perplexed.

  22. Comment…thank you pastor you fought good fight may your soul rest in peace.meet you in the morning

  23. it is nice to hear the preaching of the truth. Moreso, when it is done with such eloquence. Some of us learnt a lesson on tolerance and patience with the weaknesses of others, moreover, to judge ourselves instead of pointing fingers at others. Pastor Chesa was humble and a father to everyone. He made everyone feel special. We will forever remember his fluency and all the good he did which would take more than pen and paper to document. The sermon he preached the day before the tragedy was more than the confession of the dying thief, but a prophetic summary of the cause he had committed himself to on his far reaching travel as a pastor. Go well parson, you left us a lot to learn from.

  24. Soft spoken and humble,Greatly missed Pastor.God rest your soul in eternal peace.Till we meet again

  25. Lusungu Blackwell

    Some people create a sweet atmosphere you always want to be around. Bro. Blessings, u were one of a kind. A soldier of the cross, a hero of the faith. A life of a great man reminding us We can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time that perhaps another, sailing over life’s solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, seeing shall take heart again

  26. The law of Resurrection.

    We shall meet in the morning Parson until then

  27. Rest in peace parson

  28. You fought a good fight in this life race. May your dear soul rest in peace. Till we meet on the other shore.

  29. A Pastor, a father, a brother and a friend, our loss is heavens gain we shall meet again across the the river until then ll keep pressing on

  30. In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on the beautiful shore…. until

  31. Nyamugeezy Welly

    If l have known a humble servant of God l saw it all in the ministry of this man. May God comfort the hearts of the family and the church with hope that one day they shall meet in glory.

  32. It is difficult to accept …..but anyway ….rest in peace Pastor Chesa

  33. We’ll see you again when the last trump sound precious parson.By and by the Lord will surely let us meet, at the meeting in the air. Until….

  34. You did a great job till God said come up higher my child.It’s so painful but we have faith that we’ll see you again when the last trump sound precious parson.By and by the Lord will surely let us meet, at the meeting in the air. Until….

  35. matthew Matthews makuyana

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints

  36. On the other side, its worth it all.

  37. Comment…will sadly miss u pastor u lived wat u hv preached even u a washed by the river on that great day u will rise Amen

  38. RIP PARSON CHESA

  39. Too many sunsets, lie behind the mountains too many rivers your feet have walked through, too many treasures have been waiting over yonder, there is too much you have gained than you had to lose…..meet you in the morning parson. I SALUTE YOU

  40. God Bless you all, Our preacious pastor preached for us many years ago, and he was such a blessing. I pray that we meet together by and by. Please remember me as well so God will deliver me from anything holding my life

  41. YOU HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT PASTOR , TILL WE MEET AGAIN ,YOU ARE ONE OF THE CANDIDATES WHOM WE SHALL SEE WITH OUR EYES JUST BEFORE THE RAPTURE.

  42. praying for the church, swift transition and the Holy Gost to take over.

  43. A gallant soldier of the cross,went home.

  44. his legacy lives on. Ndaidzidza English from him every sermon. will miss him .

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