Popular televangelist and motivational speaker, Pastor Enoch Phiri, and his wife, Busisiwe, have allegedly parted ways as a couple.
It is believed that Phiri’s wife, Busisiwe, dumped her husband and then went to celebrate their separation at a local tavern with a friend and cousin.
According to Sunday World, the details of the separation emerged last week after the congregation of Phiri’s church, Restoration House Ministries in Soweto, discovered a video of their pastor's wife at what looked like tavern. She was seen dancing and singing alone to Karyn White’s song, I’d Rather Be Alone.
The video showed that she was in the company of two other women, singing and dancing while other patrons looked on in shock.
“Look at her, she must be a very happy woman. Look at the pastor’s wife in the tavern,” said one patron in the video clip.
The video clip made members of the church realise that the pastor’s marriage of 18 years was in trouble.
Pastor Phiri, who is a TV show host and presenter of Taking Dominion on DStv’s TBN on Africa channel, confirmed that his marriage was going through difficulties but also argued that he was a human being who experienced some of the same problems as others faced in marriages.
Pastor Phiri confirmed that he was residing alone at his farm in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg, and his wife now lived in Mondeor.
“I don’t want to talk more about this matter because it’s too private,” he added.
Busisiwe also refused to comment about the allegations that her marriage was on the rocks, but responded to the video clip.
She said that she and the pastor were no longer singing from the same hymn book as they were living apart.
“I was at a Metro FM Soul Session event in April with my sister and my cousin and we were having fun. I know there are people who say I was at a tavern, but I was not,” she said regarding the video clip.
She said people only wanted to ruin her name with those allegations of her being at a tavern.
“I was singing along to Karyn White’s song, ‘I’d Rather Be Alone’ and I understand why people would believe that I was celebrating the end of my marriage. But I don’t believe that is what I was doing,” said Busisiwe.
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