SHE CLAIMS her priest was against her sexual orientation.
He allegedly raped her to correct her ways.
HE SAID HE WANTED HER TO FEEL WHAT A MAN TASTED LIKE, SHE SAID.
The woman (41), who can’t be named, said her pastor believed that as a lesbian she was taking a road that was unGodly.
She claims the pastor raped her at St Phillips Anglican Church in Sunnyside, Tshwane, where she was a caretaker in 2018.
The woman said she went to look for an admin job as she grew up in the church.
She claimed the pastor told her he wanted to have sex with her before he could offer her a job.
“He forced himself on me. He had a spare key to my room and would come in at any time to demand sex,” she said.
“He was saying I was depriving myself of a good thing and wanted me to feel how a man tastes like.”
Eventually, she couldn’t take it anymore and reported the matter to the Anglican Diocese of Pretoria.
A disciplinary hearing was held and the pastor was found guilty, but he was suspended for only six months – and before that time was up he was back at work.
“I wasn’t happy with the way the church handled the case,” she said.
“Some congregants were not happy about it, either.”
She found a job in a liquor store in Rustenburg, where she thought she’d found peace,” she said.
“But the pastor came into the store. He wasn’t there to buy. He was there to harrass me. He was saying I thought I was going to destroy him.”
She said she was hurt because he was boasting to his friends he had sex with her, yet she never consented to anything with him.
“I feel like he’s still stalking me because he comes often,” she said.
She later discovered the pastor had been moved to a branch in Rustenburg.
She didn’t open a rape case at the time as she thought the church would handle the matter. She’s planning to open a case now.
Daily Sun spoke to three relatives who said they were against what the pastor did.
“We encouraged her to go to the media to expose this pastor,” said a relative and Anglican church member.
Another relative said they were unhappy because the pastor was going around boasting about how he wanted to prove she was a woman.
The Anglican Diocese of Pretoria confirmed in a statement that in November 2019 the pastor was charged in terms of the Canons and Constitution of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
“He pleaded guilty to, and was convicted of contravention of Canon 37 (sexual immorality) in that he had unethical conduct of a sexual nature with an employee with whom he had a pastoral relationship,” read the statement.
The church said following his guilty plea and conviction, the pastor was suspended for six months, together with ancillary sanctions.
It said he’s served his sentence and has since assumed pastoral duties.
In its analysis it found abuse of power which led to sexual immorality. The pastor was never charged with rape.
It said the woman has the right to prefer criminal charges against the pastor, but that falls outside the Church’s jurisdiction.
Jeanette Sera, social worker at Powa, advised the woman to open a case and undergo counselling.
“Courts can be intimidating and the opponent’s lawyers may try to destroy her,” said Sera.
“Getting counselling helps many victims of rape not to be emotionally fragile in court rooms.”
A lawyer, who didn’t want to be named, said: “The victim’s story suggests this is a rape case, a criminal offence by law.
“In such instances the victim has to open a case with police, and the investigating officer will investigate and gather all evidence to be given to the court.”
WATCH: Woman says I do to the holy spirit:
A Kenyan woman recently shocked her home town when she decided to get married to the Holy Spirit.
Elizabeth Nalem reportedly abandoned her husband and six children to get married to the Holy Spirit.
The woman, whose age is not identified, is seen in a video dressed in an attractive white bridal gown. Residents of Makutano came in numbers to witness the unusual wedding.
Local news publication Standard reported that the woman had claimed that God appeared to her in a dream and asked her to abandon her husband.
She said God wanted to use her to spread the word.
As if that was not enough to leave tongues wagging, Nalem told Standard she’d be going to Uganda for her honeymoon.
“I was heading to Makutano town when God directed me at around 3am to go to Amudat in Uganda for my honeymoon and to attend a big crusade there,” she said.
“God has shown me to travel to the USA when I am done with Uganda.
“He told me to traverse the world, but I told Him I wouldn’t be able and requested Him to recruit other members to help me in spreading the gospel.”
Dead body of missing man found inside giant dinosaur statue
The dead body of a missing man was found trapped inside a giant dinosaur statue.
Investigators believe the 39-year-old mistakenly dropped his phone in the statue then he became trapped when trying to retrieve it and died a slow death.
However, there is no obvious indication as to how he originally entered the stegosaurus.
His body was found when a disturbing odour from the papier-mâché figure in the Barcelona suburb of Santa Coloma de Gramenet was smelt by a father and son on Saturday, May 22.
On closer inspection, the dad spotted the corpse through a crack in a rear leg of the statue, BBC News reports.
He then called the police who said the man’s family had reported him missing and no one else is understood to have been involved in his death.
A spokesperson for local law enforcement, Mossos d’Esquadra told VICE World News that the cause of death is yet to be confirmed but admitted investigators suspect the man became stuck head-first, unable to call for help.
They said: “We have no reason to believe that his death is criminal. We think he got stuck in the leg after dropping something.”
Three fire brigade teams were called to the cut-open the dinosaur leg so the corpse could be pulled from inside it.
The authorities are awaiting the results of his autopsy to find out how the man died.
Robert Mugabe to be reburied!
Controversy follows former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe even in his grave!
A chief from Zvimba, Mugabe’s rural area, has ordered that his body be exhumed and reburied in Harare.
Chief Stanley Wurayayi Mhondoro, also known as Chief Zvimba, has ordered the body to be exhumed and reburied at a national shrine known as the Heroes Acre, where war heroes are buried.
Two weeks ago, the chief summoned former first lady Grace Mugabe to appear before his court on 20 May, but she did not come. The court proceeded to hear the matter in her absence and then fined her five cows and a goat for burying Mugabe at the courtyard.
In a stamped and dated letter written in Shona posted on the ZimLive Twitter account, the chief ordered Mugabe’s wife to deliver the fine before 1 July.
“You must go and collect the clothes for the deceased that are all over various state houses and take them to his home in Kutama. You are required to do so within 30 days, by 1 July,” read the letter.
The chief’s argument is that Mugabe must be buried at the shrine where her mother was buried. He said culturally, a child should be buried next to their parent, the place marked by Mugabe’s father, Chief Chidziva.
He said if she did not pay the fine and act according to instructions, the court would give the order to have things done without her. He added that if she did not pay the fine, the court would give an order to have the beast collected from her farm. He also threatened that the body will be exhumed without her consent.
“I will give permission, in accordance with the laws of Zimbabwe, to have the body exhumed and be reburied at the Heroes Acre.”
Recently, Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao said the former first lady was out of the country, receiving treatment as she was ill.
He also alleged that President Emmerson Mnangagwa was behind the exhumation of Mugabe’s body because he was looking for a “sceptre” in order to able to rule Zimbabwe. He said Mnangagwa believed that Mugabe had a sceptre that was handed to him by nine powerful chiefs, giving him the power to rule.
Zhuwao had an interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGn6AfA7e-Ywith the SABC on 12 May after the chief summoned Grace to his court. The chief’s court papers were first published by Bulawayo based ZimLive newspaper. https://twitter.com/zimlive/status/1396798192235188232
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