Guspy Warrior‘s Wife Amanda Manyeruke during the weekend at a function in Harare talked about how she became a teenage mother and dropped out of school to take care of her baby and became a wife at a tender age.
Said Mrs Manyeruke:
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I got pregnant at the age of 19 when I was about to go and study law at the University of South Africa. I became a teen mom and my husband was just 21. We were both children who were about to start a family and you can imagine the pressure that comes with such great responsibility
I would tell my family that I was all right while deep down I was not. Although we talked it over with my husband, psychologically I was depressed. I became insecure and scared.
I had survived the shame of being a teen mother, dropping out of university and public shame because of the status of my husband.
The attempted suicide story was between me and my husband. I still had an identity crisis on how a dancehall artist’es wife should look like and this made me to take pills with alcohol so that I could sleep.
At that point that’s when I said for my daughter I want to be a better mom, I want to be a better me, and a better wife. That’s when I left the clubbing I was now used to.
“I went back to church and my relationship with God began afresh and I rebuilt myself. Later on that’s when I met Dr Magwenzi. She was just launching her book and I read it repeatedly. It spoke to me and gave me strength. She has been my pillar who helped me boost my confidence.
Guspy Warrior is legendary gospel musician Mechanic Manyeruke‘s youngest son.
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