Pastor Joseph, pictured above, of the Holy Fire Ministries in Waterfalls, Zimbabwe was last Sunday July 24th dragged before the church’s elders after one of his female members confessed that the pastor had sex with her at the Church’s prayer room. The victim approached the elders after she discovered that her belly was swelling and itching even though pregnancy tests proved she was not expecting.
“My tummy is just swelling and I am in pain. I suspect Pastor Joseph could have bewitched me after he forced me to have unprotected sex with him. Pastor Joseph asked me to see him after church service sometime in April for prayers but the prayers could not be conducted as he asked for sexual favours. Since he is single, I gave in after he promised to marry me and buy a car for me and from that time he accommodated me over night. He refused to use protection claiming that he is a holy man that cannot live with HIV but now I feel cheated, abused and dumped because he is no longer answering my calls from the day I told him about the pregnancy. Results from the pregnancy tests are negative and the doctor instructed me to go for a scan and Pastor Joseph promised to meet the costs but is now playing hide and seek. What I want from Pastor Joseph is for him to explain and give me assurances that he never used charms to me. I also want him to explain why he is blocking my calls after I told him about my condition. He defiled the room where prayers are conducted because this is where he forced me to have sexual intercourse with him leaving me with more questions than answers on the reason for using that prayer room instead of other bedrooms at the house” said the victim
Pastor Joseph when interrogated, said the victim was his girlfriend
“She is my girlfriend, I know her and she is beautiful for sure but as for not taking her calls, it was because I was busy. At one time my handset was taken by people who are investigating a certain story concerning me that I cannot disclose to you. As for more information concerning what she is claiming, I think it is better for me to meet the elders privately for a way forward and that’s what I can say for now,”he said.
One of the church elders identified as Chepa say investigations is ongoing to find other ladies he might have abused in the church.
“The woman (victim) approached me with such allegations and I could not believe that our pastor was defiling the place of worship by conducting such evil acts and our concern is to find the number of ladies he abused,” Elder Chepa said