- Tinyiko joined a church in Ekurhuleni
- A pastor compelled her to leave her husband because "he brought her bad luck"
- However, he ended up taking over her household
A woman from Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, has recalled how her pastor compelled her to divorce her husband and then took over her household.
Tinyiko Masemola shared her experience during a protest against false pastors and prophets recently, Briefly.co.za gathered.
In an interview with Times Live, Tinyiko said her troubles began when a visiting pastor at her church influenced her faith.
Tinyiko said the pastor convinced her that she could not get a job as long as she was with her husband. She explained:
The pastor told me I need to divorce my husband because he is bad luck. He also told me that my mother-in-law is a witch.
She added that the pastor made her buy oil, which she had to apply on her feet while praying with him.
Despite the constant rituals, Tinyiko did not get a job. In fact, the pastor moved into her home, where she lived with her parents. He even started a church there.
He prayed for people in the garage and wanted me to help him while people are coming to be prayed for. I sort of became the wife while I was not his wife.
Tinyiko said she cut ties with the pastor after her father was admitted to hospital. Her fortunes subsequently changed, because she eventually landed a job.
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