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.