Methodist church makes history after electing first female bishop

Methodist church makes history after electing first female bishop

- The Methodist Church has elected its first female bishop

- The announcement has not been without its challenges as some questioned her leadership skills

- The bishop said that the journey has been hard but worth it

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The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has made history by inducting a woman as a Presiding Bishop. Purity Malinga will be the first female bishop in the church.

Malinga was inducted on Sunday after she was elected earlier this year. She takes over from Rev Ziphozihle Sawa.

According to eNCA, the history-making bishop says that her appointment has not been without obstacles. Some have doubted her abilities and have even disrespected her as a leader because of her gender. She said that the experience has taught her some hard lessons.

Speaking for the South African Council of Churches, Frank Chikane commended the appointment.

Malinga looks forward to more women stepping into leadership positions in the church.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a video of a very energetic pastor has been shared on social media. In the footage, the man can be seen running and screaming inside the church building. Social media users had mixed reactions, some were amused while others were saddened.

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