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Nude pastor wants his flock to watch his naked video

2015-01-26 10:46

Durban – "Are you coming from church? Did the pastor show you his penis?" a group of men said, while gossiping outside the Zero to Hero church in Durban on Sunday after Pastor Sithembiso Zondo’s first public appearance since his nude video scandal.

Channel24’s sisters publication, News24 isiZulu, attended the church service as pastor Zondo took the podium for the first time since a nude video of him, allegedly filmed by a mistress, leaked online.

Zondo, best known for his motivational talks on Ukhozi FM’s Breakfast Show on Tuesdays, caused a stir last week after a video posted by the Daily Sun showed him unknowingly being filmed by a female companion while he talks on the phone casually walking around in his home in his birthday suit.

On Sunday the pastor unexpectedly urged his followers not to delete the video but to watch it again whenever they are going through a difficult time in life.


"Do not delete my naked video. In life you'll be in a bad situation and when that time comes, go through my video again and be reminded that there was once a naked pastor who made news. What could be more embarrassing?" Zondo said.

Church members stood on their chairs and some raised them above their heads in support of the pastor as he spoke about the scandal for the first time.

"Sithembiso Zondo is not bigger than God. Whatever may come, we are here to stay," a member of the church told News24 isiZulu.

During the service Zondo apologised to the SABC and pastors fraternity.

"I stand before you in shame. I am sincerely sorry," Zondo said.

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