Zaoga fires its senior pastor for cheating with a married woman

A senior ZAOGA pastor based at Jerera Growth Point in Zaka (pictured) was defrocked this week after a suspicious husband set him up by inserting voice recording gadgets in the wife's phone resulting in lewd conversations being exposed.

The news crew is reliably informed that Pastor Ignatius Tochi has confessed his affair with Tendai Machingu. He has also since given his Mazda B2500 to Biggy Bisent, the husband as payments for demagesbafter tense negotiations with the family.

Tochi was dismissed on Tuesday after the irrefutable evidence from the recordings was brought to the attention of his seniors in Masvingo and Harare. Tochi declined to comment when we contacted him. He referred questions to Zaoga Masvingo Provincial Overseer Pastor Machariga.

Bisent who is a teacher in Zaka confirmed the incident but refused to give details saying that his family was still discussing with Tochi.

Zaoga secretary general Washington Rupapa said Tochi must comment on what he did.

"Why don't you talk to Tochi himself. I can't talk about it. He must say what happened," said Rupapa.

Bisent is said to have questioned the relationship between his wife and the pastor last year but they both dismissed the allegations.

"Something happened, it is a long story but I can't discuss it right now since our family is still discussing the matter," said Bisent.

Reports are that after getting suspicious, Bisent bought his wife an android cellphone and installed a software which records call conversations. He also got access to Pastor Tochi's cellphone where the same software was secretly installed.

This week Bisent went through the conversations recorded on his wife's phone and got the shock of his life as he realised the existence of another Gumbura. He raised the matter with Jerera church elders who passed the matter to Masvingo before it was forwarded to Zaoga head office in Harare.

Bisent and Pastor Tochi accompanied by another pastor went to Harare on Monday for the talks and that's where the pastor confessed and blamed Satan for his demise. It is then that he was allegedly defrocked.

"I don't give any comment pertaining to what is happening but you can contact my Overseer Pastor Machariga for details," said Pastor Tochi.


  • Zaoga has suspended Tendai Machingu the married woman who was allegedly involved in an adulterous affair with defrocked Pastor Ignatious Tochi from fully participating in church activities.

    The announcement was made last Sunday (07 June 2015) during a church service at Jerera. Announcing the suspension Pastor Mutinyani told the church that it was proper to restrict the involvement of Machingu in church activities indefinitely as what she allegedly did is against the church principles.

    Machingu had continued attending church as usual despite the adultery case which torched a storm within the congregation. Machingu was always active in church activities during the Pastor Tochi era with some church members saying they smelt the rate some time back.

    With Machingu now under what they call "Pasi peshamhu" it means she goes to church to follow what others are doing as she is now not allowed to undertake other activities.

    Meanwhile, Pastor Tochi is now staying in Mashava where he was offered accommodation by his wife's sister at King Mine. Sources say Tochi relied on church accommodation as he had not build even a hut in his rural home.

    After Zaoga defrocked him, he was immediately asked to leave church accommodation in Jerera's Low Density and had nowhere to go until his wife's sister offered them a house to put their furniture.

    Before being fired by the church, Pastor Tochi who was the district pastor for Zaka would tell the woman, Tendai Machingu, how much he enjoyed steamy s*x with her, despite her being a married woman.

    Machingu would in turn say how wonderful Pastor Tochi's 'bedroom sausage' tasted and demanded to see it even over the phone. Surprisingly, the married woman was recorded demanding to have UNPROTECTED s*x with the pastor, saying condoms were limiting the man of god's sweetness in bed.

    Biggy Bissent who is a Maths teacher in Zaka installed a recording system on his wife's phone in May this year and he collected recordings made over a period of one week.

    The conversations are contained in secret recordings made by Machingu's husband, Bissent, on his wife's phone. Most of the exchanges lasted for more than 30 minutes long.

    Sources said this was not the first time that Bissent had been paid damages following his wife's adulterous affairs with other men. The teacher even got beasts after he caught his wife having s*x with other men.

    Further allegations are that Bissent has since sold a Mazda twin cab he was given by Pastor Tochi last month as compensation for damages over the steamy s*x scandal he allegedly had with the married woman.
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