A South African lady, Zinchle2 – took to the savage streets of Twitter to call out her pastor, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend for allegedly raping her.
The Twitter user, @zinchle2 revealed that she decided to publicly accuse the pastor, because she didn’t get any support from her church after the incident happened.
She further noted that she reported the incident to the church, but nothing was done. She also opened a case but the prosecutor asked why she wants to arrest her pastor.
According to Zinchle, communities, law and churches fail women when it comes to gender based violence.
Narrating the ordeal in a series of Twitter thread, she said she went into a relationship with the pastor, and made it clear from the beginning that she didn’t believe in sex before marriage and the boyfriend agreed.
She noted that she was still a virgin as at the time of the said rape. However, one night, when she stayed over at his house, he raped her.
See tweet below.
“So I got into a relationship with @ShangeNgebo I was clear from the beginning that I don’t believe in sex before marriage as I was still a virgin, I thought that wouldn’t be a problem since he is a “Pastor” and lived by the word of God, and I am also a firm believer in God.
So we once spent a night together. He didn’t seem to have a problem, he respected my body. 2nd time we chilled together. When we got into the room we kissed since we were in a relationship…undressed but he knew he wouldn’t penetrate…next thing he is being forceful, maybe
cause of being intoxicated, “I don’t drink alcohol”. He started hitting my thighs and penetrated me forcefully. I was in tears. HE RAPED ME (28th of April 2019). As I am a member of @OasisChurchza I reported the case to them since he is a pastor at their church. I didn’t get
the support I was expecting. I kept on going to different people to get my matter attended to. I opened the case but the prosecutor @shainaNadioo asked me, “Why are you arresting your Pastor?” and also said my case is weak so…it didn’t make it court. As for @OasisChurchza
I didn’t receive the support I was expecting. I served in multiple ministries in the church, one of them being LADIES COMMITEE but not even one lady got close to me and supported me.
Our communities. Law, Churches… They fail us when it comes to #GenderBasedViolence. We really need people who will stand firm.”
So I got into a relationship with @ShangeNgebo
I was clear from the beginning that I don’t believe in sex before marriage as I was still a virgin, I thought that wouldn’t be a problem since he is a “Pastor” and lived by the word of God, and I am also a firm believer in God.
— Zinchle Mazibuko (@Zinchle2) August 17, 2020
What do you have to say of this, is she just another lady trying to seek media attention or…?? Let’s have your view in the comment section.