The congregation at South Africa’s Methodist Church, Tshwane defended a minister accused of sexual abuse with songs of praises shortly after he was confronted by some unknown women.
A Twitter user, AthiGeleba tweeted her support for the show of bravery by the congregation.
Commotion at Wesley Methodist Church in Tshwane. Young women confront a leader of the church about sexual abuse allegations. I just love how the women, victims of abuse themselves, unite in song and drown out the voices of these young women in order to save “God’s Chosen” ❤️ pic.twitter.com/m6udTAzx1R
— MANGWANYA™ (@AthiGeleba) January 30, 2018
The singers who have reportedly experienced sexual abuse prior to the event quickly began singing as soon as they sighted protesters who interrupted an ongoing service.
Before the song commenced, officials of the church were seen making an attempt to dissuade the protesters who held out placards from disrupting the service.
A clip showed them as they bluntly refused.
Other comments offered in response to AthiGeleba’s tweet however condemned the support given to the embattled Methodist minister.
Disappointed, but not surprised! These women have been covering up abuse (theirs and that of their children) in their own homes for years, did we really expect them to stand up for someone else??
— Good Vibes Only (@Nickles_rs) January 31, 2018
The church was lit that Sunday and the true gospel was been preached. Amen to woman power!!! https://t.co/b9QjDKrP2K
— Little Bathabile (@tbg_real) January 31, 2018