NAIJ.com gathered that a pastor who was allegedly sleeping with a female member of his congregation impregnated her and forced her to take out the baby.
Pastor Jonah Marecha of the Rhema Ministries in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, is currently embroiled in an adultery scandal with one of his church members.
According to reports, Marecha had gotten the young lady known as Hannah pregnant after promising to marry her and then asked her to terminate the six-weeks old pregnancy.
He was said to have paid a gynaecologist identified as Ashton Goredema the sum of $30 (about N10,000) as fee for enquiries concerning the pregnancy termination.
Speaking to H-Metro, Hannah said the overall leader of the church, Prophet Tinashe Mugonda, threatened to kill her if she dared to expose Marecha. She said:
“I was threatened with either death or poverty if I was not to comply with Jonah’s orders to abort the pregnancy.
Jonah referred me to doctor Goredema at Chinhoyi Hospital and I questioned why he wanted to do such an evil act and he told me he had already paid for the procedure. I have my whatsapp and audio conversation with the doctor and that of prophet Mugonda, who is always threatening me for exposing their evil acts in church.
Prophet Mugonda is now saying Rhema is an interdenominational group not a church and Jonah is not one of his pastors after I threatened to expose his secrets that included dating church members along with his junior pastors. My health was affected following the abortion and I’m facing complications.".
Confirming the allegations, Prophet Mugonda said he didn't take charge of the situation because the lovers were not 'full time members' of his church. He said:
“These issue was brought before my attention, but I could not handle it to its fullest since we only met the two at interdenominational prayer meetings only. As for Jonah and Hannah visiting the doctor for abortion that I am aware of, Jonah is only a church member and not a pastor as what Hannah wants people to believe. The issue is being handled at family level as far as I know.”
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Meanwhile, Dr Goredema denied being consulted by Jonah. He said:
“I am a gynaecologist, but I never facilitated Hannah’s abortion, I do not know her and neither do I know Jonah whom is said to have paid me. I only handle issues that come through the hospital not back door.”
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