ZIMBABWE – BULAWAYO – A pastor has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl from his church whom she threatened with God’s wrath if she revealed the matter.
It is alleged that on their first sexual encounter the pastor anointed the girl with “holy” oil before being intimate with the girl.
This came to light at the trial of the pastor, Paul Mlambo, of the Blood of Jesus Ministries from Gwabalanda at Western Commonage Magistrates Courts before Mrs Lindiwe Mbizwo facing charges of having sexual intercourse with a young person.
Mrs Charity Nyathi for the State told the court that sometime last month the girl delayed coming home from church and her mother chased her away.
She then went to the pastor’s house where she lived for sometime.
However, the pastor allegedly proposed love to her after advising her that his wife had cancer of the womb and could not conceive.
He allegedly told her that he wanted a second wife and the girl agreed, the court heard.
It is alleged that on their first sexual encounter he anointed the girl with “holy” oil and became intimate with her.
He allegedly threatened her that God would punish her if she revealed the matter to anyone.
It is alleged that he also bought her a pair of panties and some chocolates.
The court heard that on another occasion he ordered his wife to go fasting at her grandmother’s house.
She agreed and he took the opportunity to sleep with the juvenile.
Mrs Nyathi told the court that on other several occasions, he would sneak out of his bedroom leaving his wife in bed and go to the girl’s room.
The offence came to light when the girl phoned her mother.
She told her that she was afraid of coming home because she feared she might be pregnant and revealed her relationship with the pastor.
The mother in turn advised her to come home and the matter was reported to the police, leading to the pastor’s arrest