- Mzansi has found a new favourite TV show as Abafundisi trends for the second week
- The hit show follows three pastors with differing spiritual views and leaves viewers to make their own decisions on who to believe
- Mzansi social media users have taken a particular liking to Bishop Maponga, who believes in spirituality more than religion
Abafundisi is trending on social media as viewers react to the men of the cloth. The popular reality TV series delves into the daily issues that affect a lot of South African Christians when it comes to spirituality and religion.
The show follows three pastors as they share their take on issues surrounding their faith. The fan favourite Bishop Joshua Maponga is a 51-year-old pastor from the Seventh-Day Adventist Ministry. He calls himself “a creative powerhouse” and serves as a motivational speaker.
Reverend Doctor Tebo Moema is 55 years old. He is married and serves in the Hope and Unity Metropolitan Christian Church (HUMCC). He describes himself as a revolutionary, care-free, articulate and extremely liberated.
The pastor does not believe in turning away the LGBTQI+ community. His church is located on top of ta gay bar known as Skyline Bar in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. He has ensured that LGBTQI+ people have access to a safe space to worship God despite their sexual orientations.
Pastor Enoch Phiri is the founder and senior pastor of the ministry Restoration House and a father of three children. The popular televangelist is well-known for his television shows on ONE Gospel and TBN. The pastor has a degree in theology and social sciences.
Social media users have made the show trend after every episode. Twitter user Thah_Zungu said:
"The more I watch the show, the more it confirms that no amount of education nor intelligence can ever qualifies a person into fully understanding God’s ways. It is only through God’s GRACE and MERCY. Pity that many shall be led astray. #Abafundisi"
"#Abafundisi they will disturb your spiritual belief."
"For you to not get confused, before listening to Maponga, you need to have been widely read. He is stating the obvious; Christianity is an inherited concept that was used to conquer and subdue the African. But this doesn't mean Africans can't be Christians #Abafundisi"
"This guy knows his story. Spirituality is the way. But his only problem he went and found other people spirits forgetting his own. Africa is the mother of all spirits. #Abafundisi"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Pastor Phiri's wife,Busisiwe, dumped him and then went to celebrate their separation at a local tavern with a friend and cousin. The details of the separation emerged 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.
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