Church leaders cautioned on spiritual healing as Malawi pastor charged for raping 19-yr-old girl during deliverance

Church leaders in Ntcheu district have been cautioned on spiritual healing, a trending phenomenon that is discouraging people from taking medical drugs.

Bishop Litchapa: Stop discouraging people from taking medical drugs

Bishop Litchapa: Stop discouraging people from taking medical drugs

Some religious leaders  during the training

Some religious leaders during the training

Bishop Moffati Litchapa, chairperson of the district’s Interfaith Aids Committee (DIAC), said the development was “causing a lot of health complications.”

He said during a two-day workshop on medication and spiritual healing that faith has “nothing to do with the immune system” at all.

According to Litchapa, the situation is one of the propellers of a worrisome number of antiretroviral drugs defaulters the district continues to register lately.

Ntcheu is one of the most hit by HIV, with the current prevalence rate pegged at 9 per cent.

“Whether someone gets healed by faith or not, church leaders are not supposed to tell anyone to stop medication,” advised Litchapa.

Group Village Headman Dzoole also corroborated Litchapa’s sentiments, opining that “workshops like these can help combat the problem to a greater extent.”

In Malawi, like elsewhere in Africa, healing is central to Pentecostalism, a radical belief in the power of prayer and miracles.

The workshop, organized with funding from the Malawi Interfaith Aids Association (MIAA), brought together religious, traditional and health officers among others.

MIAA is implementing a ‘promoting access to drugs and medication’ project in Ntcheu and Salima districts with funding from the Norwegian Church Aid.

Prayer for sex

Meanwhile, founder of Evangelical Church located in Lilongwe, Reverend Justin Katsala, has been charged by Lilongwe Magistrates’ Court for allegedly sexually abusing   a 19 years-old girl.

Confirming the development, Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson, Inspector Kingsley Dandaula, said the incidence happened on Friday, November, 20, 2015, when the victim had gone for prayers and deliverance at Reverend Katsala’s house.

“The victim and her other friend had gone for prayers at the Reverend’s house at CCDC location.

“Reverend Katsala prayed with both girls for a few minutes and then he asked the other girl to go outside and wait for her friend. When her friend went outside, Katsala took the victim to his bedroom where he told her to undress and to lie down.

The Reverend then came on top of the girl and told her to sing hymns while he was raping her,” Dandaula said.

The police spokesperson continued that after raping the girl, the Reverend asked the girl to have some food before leaving his house but the girl refused and went outside the house where her friend was waiting.

“She told her friend about the ordeal and together, they went to report at Kawale Police who gave the girl a report and rushed to the hospital where it was confirmed that she was indeed raped. Kawale Police went and arrested him,” said the Police Publicist.

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63 thoughts on “Church leaders cautioned on spiritual healing as Malawi pastor charged for raping 19-yr-old girl during deliverance”

  1. Praise says:

    Aneneli onyenga

  2. Chisomo says:

    To hell with this man.

  3. victor kanchisi says:

    Palibe nkhani apa. Mtsikana anakula uyu. Amafunika pastor amupange ndithu

  4. Nazimbiri says:

    isaaaaa mpaka chorus, munthu wa Mulungu watoonjeza abale.naye msikana akatofuna kuti amunyowetse basi.ogwira ncthito mnyumba,amatodyibwa ndi abwana,naye
    wa malilime amatothana ndi go dipa man of God kkklkkk moyo ndi mpamba shaaaaa
    John yeve sayonda kkkkkk

  5. Mirella K says:

    Hymns as you ‘enter’ your member into the loins of a poor girl? You hypocrites! If this was a Muslim, we could have heard this everywhere, including BBC!

  6. madiru mhango says:

    Pastorhood is nowadays just a career choice like law,medicine,etc. Never assume The Lord has called them otherwise the inspired word would not be warning us of false teachers. This was rape. The priest used his fiduciary position to suppress the girl’s anticipated no by directing her to sing a hymn instead. Why did he not offer the food when the victim’s friend was present? This offer can only be seen as

  7. Khemuche says:

    Female beings are brainless ndithu. They rarely see it comming. They neither have hindsight nor insight nor foresight nor farsight. Please release the innocent pastor. Stupid girls above 18yrs must be fucked hard kumene.

  8. patrick says:

    What a story! Do the facts add-up? This was just set up probably humiliate the ‘man of god’

  9. Nyapapi says:

    Anaifunitsitsa msungwanayu. palibepo rape apa. But woe to the ‘pastor’ commiting adultery in the name of God. Shame on you

  10. There is so much ignorance in Malawi society. Since introduction of these new churches of different types many people changed their churches to new churches. Most pastors have become rich through poor and weak people who dont know where real God is. My nephew who is positive died because pastor was predicting that they can be free by only praying they dont need to eat ARVs. I found to late that he was not eating ARV. These pastors should be sopped and told that they ar not God or Jesus. All these came from America where everything is money. Africans who know how to talk because pastors. Some have managed to be rich. Africa with so many weak eople believe these people. To day Africa have more people going to these churches than Europe. The difference between Africa and west is that west peoeple are civilized and educated. They can differentiat what is wrong and true. It is not difficult to convice a Malawi in somethig.

  11. ed k says:

    pofunika kuunikpo bwino not just rushing pa m busayo

  12. No laughing Matter says:

    Taking advantage of someone is just so wrong. Pastor knows it better

  13. alfred masoakhumbira says:

    zinali zopangana izi Not rape as it sounds. mukumawayesela dala anthuwa.ogwiriridwa amakuwa osati kuyimba praise songs. means she agreed

  14. KAMTEDZA says:

    Much as I do not condone what this fake servant of the Lord did, I personally doubt whether the girl herself is saved, and truly born again. She is not learned of the scriptures and she might as well be an agent of the enemy. A spirit filled girl cannot accept to go to the bedroom of a servant of God alone with him. Even whatever type of prayer, there is no prayer in the bible which would call for to undress, lie down and then the man undresses too and enters. Bwanji osakuwa? Bwanji osamukankha, bwanji…. What I have seen is that genuine servant of God attract genuine followers, loose servants of God attract loose followers. Inu ndi amene mukunyozetsa chi Kristu. May the Lord have mercy on us.

  15. Chidzukulu says:

    Leave the pastor alone that is not rape she agreed to have it. She only revealed after seeing that her freind had noticed something I believe. Analyze the facts, she accepted to enter his bedroom, accepted to undress herself, lie down, man of god lie ontop and produced his organ, fucked her and ejaculate while she was singing praise songs. And someone calls it rape! Rubish! Thats waisting courrt’s time. After all she is an adult, no case there, they enjoyed it and i believe it was not the first time kungoti mzakeyo ndi amene anasokoneza

  16. ayaya says:

    who said Pastors to not feel hot nkabudula,atsikana amayamba dala anthu amulungu abbodzawa kufuna kuwatengera kokayetsa.This is totally not RAPE but CHINESE,KKKKKK ogwiriridwa sauzidwa kuti bvula,nkhanyula kenako ndikulowetsatu iyee ali pheeee!

  17. Sinapondamtota Mbirithire Masiyafumbi says:

    Masiku otsiliza

  18. Levison says:

    Thats bad . A pastor should be examplary

  19. newton chione says:

    lockup the bustard and throw the keys away

  20. ayaya says:

    stupid girl, why did she not shout? nayenso anali ndi nyere.

  21. Malipeya says:

    THE MESSAGE IS TIMELY BUT LACK GUIDANCE FROM CHRIST JESUS. DIVINE HEALING IS REAL BUT MEN OF GOD YOU ARE TOO POMPOUS. YOU DIRECT PEOPLE TO STOP TAKING MEDICATION WHEN YOU KNOW THAT THEIR FAITH AND YOUR FAITH IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. LEARN FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR CHRIST JESUS. EVERY TIME HE HEALED A PERSON HE WOULD INSTRUCT THEM TO SHOW HIMSELF OR HERSELF TO THE PRIEST. WHAT THIS MEANT WAS THAT HE WANTED THOSE IN AUTHORITY TO DECLARE WHETHER ONE IS HEALED OR NOT. IN OUR TODAY’S LIFE ITS THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS WHOM YOU CAN REFER THE PERSON YOU PRAY FOR TO SHOW THEMSELVES. THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS ARE BETTER PLACED TO STOP SOMEONE FROM TAKING MEDICATION BASED ON THEIR TESTS.

    PLEASE MEN OF GOD LEARN FROM CHRIST JESUS. EVEN YOUR FELLOW MAN OF GOD PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA DOES THE SAME. HE REFER THE FORMER PATIENT TO THE SAME HOSPITAL HE/SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A PROBLEM. WHAT MAKES YOU FAIL TO LEARN FOR REAL MEN OF GOD. KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT THE HEALER, ONLY CHRIST JESUS IS !!!!!

  22. Likoma Economist says:

    This is not rape. The pastor was simply going deeper! Shameless devils!

  23. maso ngozo says:

    The founder is not married? Where was the wife? Or has special delivarance room?

  24. Yahudah says:

    Hoshea 4:6
    My people have perish for lack of knowledge because they have rejected knowledge. I reject they from being a priest to ME. Since they have forgotten the Torah (laws) of Their Mighty One YAH. I also forget their children.

  25. Yahudah says:

    Proverbs 14:15
    The simple believes every word but the wise watches his step

    Proverbs 18:17
    The first to state his own case seems right until another comes and exammine him

    Deuteronomy 19:15
    One witness does nonot rise against any man concerning any crookedness or sin that he commits, at the mouth of two or three witnesses a matter is establish.
    Ecclesiasticus 11:7
    Do not find fault before examing the evidence, think fist and criticized affterwards.

    Hoshea 4:6
    My people perish for lack of knowledge because they have rejected knowledge, I reject them from being a priest to men since they have forgotten the Torah of their Mighty One

  26. Never says:

    Maybe a girl is inneed of abebe so she went to meet abusa for special prayers and a canally minded pastor wrongly cotted James that reads (faith without action is dead) most ladies are fool/silly even i dzulo ate one coz of one packet of soya pieces. Girls take care minskets at overnight prayers. ABOMINATION

  27. Mkwapukwapu says:

    Mpaka kuyimba ma hymns kwina aku…… koma. This is to the extremes. Akazi onsewa Ali mu Lilongwe? Osamangofunsila mwa normal other than doing it in the name of deliverance? Mukunyazisa mapemphero inu. Mukupangisa anthu kuti azikayikila atumiki enieni a ambuye inu. Mukulakwatu!!

  28. wezie kapila says:

    this website helps us knowing secret things

  29. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Malawi never stops amazing me. It is foolhardy to think that medicine science if not any science is from the devil. People should realize that God blessed man with intelligence and wisdom so that we are able to sort out complicated situations as we live in this world. I don’t think medicine science can be from the devil. While at it I pity patents who 100% trust the so called men of God nowadays. You see now the poor girl ending up raped. A society oozing with stupidity!

  30. Josophat Returns says:

    Palibe mlandu apa. Mfanayu analola. Anamva kukoma.Analimbalimba? Ai. Amalilira? Eeeee! Anang’ambidwa dress? Ai. Ananyekhulira? Eeee! Wash out!!!! Osatitayitsa nthawi mukhothi muno.

  31. ndata says:

    I,want know the number of the hymn this girl was asked to sing

  32. Malawi says:

    To revere is to give high respect REV will respect God and himself/herself

  33. Jamison Chagwa Lungu says:

    Ma rubbish business continue wrecking havoc. Classic, ” Girl raped while singing hymns, naked”. Simama almost lost a hotel due to ma rubbish and now this…

  34. a chale Phillipchalel says:

    so bad to my friend jusi amafunakimanga ukwati oyera ndi mebo majomeka aneneri onyenga Mulungu adzakulangani

  35. Baba -Mdogo says:

    ‘ RAPE BY TRICK ‘ KKKK KOMA KABUDULA KUMACHOTSA YEKHA …DZAUTSILU BASI

  36. Malawi ndiwabwino ? says:

    You mean she was asked to go to bedroom and accepted. Anyway this story is trush

  37. chinguwo wa chinguwo says:

    Rape amavala condom? set up iyi…….mpaka kumanyekhulila ..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!

  38. Thanduxolo says:

    You charge with!

  39. kondwani Bowazi says:

    Chimwemwe Wajomba is a dumbass! Wait till that impastor rapes your mother.

  40. CHIMWEMWE WAJOMBA says:

    y oz she quit durin de act? kumuuza vula iye mkuvula gona iye mkugona…ds z nt raping

  41. enidziko says:

    Canally minded people.

  42. Wamkulu says:

    That is not rape, as I know it. And I
    quote “… The Reverend took the victim to his bedroom where he told her to undress and to lie down. The Reverend then came on top of the girl…”

    Zochita kuuzana??? Iyaaaaa!

  43. Wamkulu says:

    That is not rape, as I know it. And I quote ” …took the victim to his bedroom
    where he told her to undress and to lie
    down. The Reverend then came on top of the
    girl…”

    Iyaaaa.

  44. Adzibusa nda Ansembe alero amenewa anthu a Bushiri amenewo kkkkk mkhwapuleni ameneyo akuipitsa dzina la Nkhristu eeeeeeish matsiku otsiridza

  45. Bambo a mwana says:

    mine is a simple question; was she singing thtle hymn as demanded by the so-called pastor.

    atsikana kutengeka; why didnt she shout for help? she waited for the pastor to ejaculate! i put it to her that she also enjoyed the act. why not shout?

  46. MLOMWE says:

    Nyere yapha abusa kikikikiki

  47. Shuk Shukor's says:

    Zimenezo ndiye zina mwa zizimbazimba zawo.akatero Amati chiwanda chimene chigwire ntchito yotumikira kuti msungwanayo apeze chimene akufuna,ichitika.

  48. DZIKANYANGA says:

    Kkkkkkk azibusa!!!!!!! Ten yrs ameneyo akwidzingidwe basi.

  49. jojo. says:

    Singing hyms!

  50. Mwethu says:

    Told her to undress, lie down, then came on top, told her to sing hymns and then he raped her! Is that how rape is defined? This girl consented to the sex and I don’t think its first time. But maybe the friend asked her why she took so long and the hymns were coming from the bedroom instead of the sitting room where she had left her and the priest.
    If she is a minor then indeed the priest is at wrong, but if she is at the age where she can consent to sex the whole scenario is like Joe’s Love Scene song.
    WHY DIDN’T SHE SHOUT BUT CHOSE TO SING HYMNS? This must be investigated bwino bwino because I see miscarriage of justice here.

  51. Koma ????? says:

    Not good at all!
    But? 19 year old… told to undress? sings? no screaming for help for her friend who was outside the house ? or running away?

  52. vendort says:

    Kkkkkk koma ziliko

  53. Ayobeee de Zobue says:

    Desire brings sin and sin when fully grown brings death. Resist the devil ???? and he will free from you. Oo Lord forgive us. Judge us and not human being for they will kill us.

  54. that girl is stupit too…….anamva kut zoti nchila ndi pemphero zimalowela limodzi??? kupepela basi

  55. lackison says:

    19 year old , undressing herself, bn raped and told to sing himn songs , after enjoying thought of going to police, shit , it doesn’t make sense.kkk

  56. PATRIOTIC MALAWIAN says:

    Atsikana kutengeka

  57. Nyanyenyinyonyu says:

    Iweyo mtsikana monse imalowa! monse umavula! monse amakukodzera! Monse umavala zovala atamaliza kukuchinda osakuwa bwanji? zausilu anthuwa amachindana kuyambira kale koma kuti amayesa kuti nzakeyu wamuona abusawa akunchinda then she decided kungonama kuti amugwirira

  58. Kenkkk says:

    Shame, utter depraved preacher, disgracing himself and his church.

  59. Zogwirizana izi, anabwera anthu awiri, zinatheka bwanji kuti wina. A zikadikira panja.Komanso mtsikanayu sanakakamizidwe kuchotsa zovala mpaka kugona pansi. Mmene mbusa amamugonera pamwamba mpaka kumuuza kuti aziyimba nyimbo, zonsezi osadabwa kuti akuwe kapena kuthawa. Blackmail iyi.

  60. prodgal prophet says:

    Raping in the name of God, shame! Police please make sure he doesn’t get out even b ail dnt give him, he is a disgrace to men of God…. akafere kundende konko

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