Pastor 'rapes' congregant at prayer session

HARARE - A pastor with Light of the World Ministries International, facing rape charges, has declared that he is in love with the complainant.

Terrence Tenesi, 27, was dragged to court after he allegedly forced himself on an 18-year-old congregant during a prayer session.

He is appearing before Harare Magistrate Aidonia Masawi.

In his defence, Tenesi, who spent nights at the woman’s residence following an invitation by the parents to pray for the lady, said the complainant fabricated the allegations because he had failed to meet her expectation.

State prosecutor Liberty Gono led evidence from the woman’s father who confirmed that he invited Tenesi to drive demons out of his daughter.

The father said he was introduced to Tenesi by his wife who had met the pastor at some mountain in Harare where he conducted prayers.

He also testified that he believed his daughter was secure with Tenesi since he was a “man of God”.

Prosecutor Liberty Gono alleges that on July 16 last year, Tenesi was invited to the complainant’s house for prayers by her mother.

After the prayer session, they retired to bed in separate rooms, the court heard.

It is the State’s case that during the night, Tenesi called the woman into his room for more prayers and she mysteriously fell into a deep sleep while there.

She realised that she was naked when she woke up.

On July 17 during another prayer session, Tenesi allegedly started undressing the woman before forcing himself on her.

Comments (8)

Yah vakomana, huyai nevana venyu vane madhimoni kuchechi kwedu tinoanamatira chienda vanhu vose vakatarisa kwete ku to invite these false prophets kudzimba dzenyu, kutoti gara pano uchinamatira mwana wedu kumupa mukadzika uku. These parents are mad and need deliverance.

Maita Manyuka - 15 January 2014

please can you explain where the light of world ministries is situated because as I know we have one in mbare and there is no pastor with that name .if you can highlight where it is llocated so that we can even tracy they will tarnish the image of our change help me Mr reporter with the full details

tindo - 15 January 2014

Church dzese dzinotora simba kughana nekunigeria ndedzemasatanist. You invited the devil to your house

NDAGAYA MANJE - 15 January 2014

You see, people are very stupid, and the parents of this girl are a good example, especially the mother. every bperson whom you find in the jungle or mountain is not a pastor, otherwise herdboys would now be bishops or prophets as these spend almost all of their time in mountains herding cattle. How did this mother expect a 27 year old wifeless school drop out to drive out demons on their daughter? And the father too is silly? How do you leave your daughter to the mercy of a 27 year old moron? infact, the mother thought she had found a son in law of a pastor, something that the general brainless woman is proud about. and also even the girl thoguht she had found a husband, but later reported the sexual encounter as rape since the boy had refused to marry her simply because she was not a virgin. To all men out there, please do not trust your wives with your daughters. They can lead them to very weird circumstances like this one. Lets look after our daughters on our own. Lets advise them on our own. Otherwise we will cry like this father is now doing.

Danai Pazvagozha - 15 January 2014

Yaah, ko handiti maPastor anoparidza against true men of God vanoita zvinhu pachena panevanhu vazhinji vachitobudisa nepachivhitivhiti. they dont want you to go there so that they can come to your houses and abuse you and your children. Open your eyes. God has not changed.

mwana wamwari - 16 January 2014

WOMEN ARE DOWN RIGHT STUPID all pastors are doing this, I am surprised this man fell into a trap

bepa Revanhu - 16 January 2014

kutora gonzo kuisa mudura renzungu, rodyazvaro moti rakaipa here?

Kuvharira Gonzo Mudura Renzungu - 16 January 2014

Follow-up yenyaya iyi. Yakatopereraipapa here kana kuti ichaenderera kana kuti yakaenderera mberi?

Manginde - 16 January 2014

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