A local pastor reportedly abandoned his pregnant wife and secretly married his girlfriend.Followers of Pastor Tinashe Ndove ,32, are protesting against the marriage between him and Betty Chapiwa Gutsa ,27.stating he is already married to Sarah Mapurisa .
Pastor Ndove and Betty are colleagues at a local teachers college and they tied the knot in December under Chapter 5.11.
“We have known Pastor Ndove for some time now and Sarah Mapurisa is his wife that we know .
“We were shocked to hear he had a secret wedding with one Betty Chawapiwa Butsa.
“What is disturbing about this whole matter is that Pastor Sarah is carrying his child and we never thought he would abandon her in her condition.
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Some congregants alleged that the pastor was blackmailed into marrying Betty due to some illegal dealings he was involved in.
“Before he got employment ,the congregation used to sympathise with him after he lied about how he was treated by his former church.
“We started contributing food and clothes to his family an that is how we began to know his legitimate wife not his girlfriend,It is very unfair and his wife is pregnant as we speak.
“We heard that Betty forced pastor Ndove into the marriage after she threatened to expose his illegal deals at the college where he works,”explained one of the congregants.
Contacted for comment ,pastor Ndove confirmed marrying Betty.
“The people who told you about the issue are not my followers but my enemies,I got married to Betty and nothing can change it.
“I cannot tell you whether Sarah is pregnant with my child or not,those people who old you about the matter should furnish you with more light ,”he said.
Sarah revealed to H-metro that she was still officially married to Pastor Ndove .
“I don’t know why he entered into marriage of Chapter 5.11 with another woman we he is still my husband.
“We never divorced and recently he has been coming home but we never divorced ,the matter is still being handled by our relatives now,”she said.
Source: H Metro