Church Divided As Pastor Marries His Secretary Just 4 Months After His Wife’s Death




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The decision of a marry his secretary, four after the cleric’s wife died, has caused a division in the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe.

H-Metro reported that Reverend Amon Chinyemba wedded his secretary Nyaradzo Chibhememe last weekend, in an elaborate ceremony which was officiated by Rev Manyika in Hatfield. Reverend Chinyemba is said belong an AFM faction led by Reverend Cossum Chiangwa.

The wedding ceremony left many with mixed feelings as they wondered if was appropriate for Chinyemba marry so soon after the of his wife Siphiwe Chinyemba.

While there are speculation of the being romantically involved before the of the reverend’s wife in August, said the Reverend got married so quickly because he needed a wife to be eligible to challenge for AFM presidency next year.

Reverend Peter Kefias, spokesperson for the Reverend Chiangwa led AFM however debunked the claim and further insisted that there was nothing untoward about the wedding because Reverend Chinyemba had followed all cultural and traditional protocols following the of his wife.

He said; “Rev Chinyemba had no pressure to marry his new wife Nyaradzo Chibhememe who has been widowed for the past 20 years.

“The fell into a relationship for one and half before tying the knot and his three daughters-Prudence, Patience and Precious-are grown-ups and married.

“Yes, Prudence was supposed to be married according to custom on 12th December 2020. The date was moved to next year to allow the wedding to take place.”

On speculation of Reverend Chinyemba being romantically involved with his secretary before his wife’s death, Kefas revealed that Chinyemba had tried to wed a widow another pentecostal church ZAOGA. was gathered that he turned on his secretary after the with the widow didn’t work out.

The spokesperson added; “Rev Chinyemba’s was not a secret and at one time he met Dr Ezekiel Guti with the intention to be allowed to marry one of the ZAOGA widows, but was not God’s will. (sic)

“He saw it best to take his secretary as his wife since she has been widowed for some years and he took AFM Council co-workers as part of his bridal crew.

“Those who are making noise about this wedding could of the other faction as you know that the AFM split is still pending before the courts of law.

“We would like to suggest that church politics is at play here and might be the other faction members who are up to tarnish Rev Chinyemba’s name.”

Reverend Kefas Mujokori also insisted that there is no law in the AFM’s which bars widowed or single members contesting for any church .

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