Controversial prophet Iyu Chufa's surprise and Zefre Kebede's testimony Controversial self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri, who was recently accused of rape, touches on the subject in a book he has written.
In the book, titled Sleeping Near the Ark, Bushiri focuses on the scourge of abuse in South African churches. He was referring to the recent case where Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso, who faces 63 charges, from racketing to sexual assault and rape.
The Malawi-born prophet, who is famously known as "Major One", wrote about the dire effects of the spirit of familiarity between a "spiritual father and his sons and daughters (congregants)".
"The church is supposed to be the solution to people. The church must not be a place of creating problems," Bushiri said.