10 Kirchenführer wegen Sexskandalen angeklagt – Zimbabwe News
10 Kirchenführer in Sexskandale verwickelt
10 church leaders in sex scandals – Zimbabwe News
The ongoing trial of RGM Independent End Time Message church leader Martin Gumbura appears to have opened a can of worms as an increasing number of women are coming forward to report cases of sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of men of the cloth.
The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), a grouping of churches, last week disclosed that they have since handed over cases of suspected sexual abuse, spanning more than 10 churches, to the police for further investigations.
ACCZ president Archbishop Johannes Ndanga a loyalists of President Mugabe’s Zanu PF said the sudden increase in abuse cases that are being reported to his organisation shows that a number of women have for long been suffering in silence.
“Pastors from more than 10 churches stand accused of rape and sexual abuse. In some cases, the pastors are accused of acts such as drug abuse.
“We hand over all the reports we get to the police and as we speak all the cases relating to these 10 churches are with the law enforcement agents. It would appear the ongoing trial of Gumbura has given women the courage to speak out,” he said. ….
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