NAIJ.com gathered that a 63-year-old pastor was attacked by a member of his congregation while he was trying to read to them from the Bible.
63-year-old Pastor Jacob Jafta of the Lebohang Uniting Reformed Church in Evaton, South Africa, was left stunned after a member of his church pounced on him while the service was ongoing.
The pastor had reportedly been reading from the Bible when he was attacked by the angry woman who proceeded to tear it.
Pastor Jacob held onto his Bible while he was dragged on the ground and beaten up by the angry woman who almost strangled him with his tie.
After Jacob was rescued from the woman's grip, he said:
“The woman is from the split group which wants the fired pastor of the church to be reinstated. They were against me preaching and the woman tore my Bible, saying I was not going to preach. We had to call the cops to come and rescue us.”
He said the crime he committed was that he had tried to preach:
“It was my turn to preach and I was exercising my rights, but some church members did not like it.”
The church is said to be facing some sort of leadership crisis, as the former pastor, Moswedi Bikitsha, had been sent away for bringing shame to the church.
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“He still thinks he calls the shots and he is misleading other church members to take his side.”
Former pastor Moswedi who claims he was there while Jacob was attacked, said:
“It was a shame. There are some people who want positions in church.”
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