Pastor Sthembiso Zondo’s slot on Ukhozi FM’s Vuka Motivation has been shelved until further notice following a tape of him in the nude going viral.
“The decision was taken following careful consideration, as to the negative impact this situation would have on the credibility of the said programme the Pastor was contributing to, as it deals with morality issues. The impact on brand Ukhozi FM and what the public broadcaster stands for also had to be considered,” the SABC said according to City Press.
A mystery woman filmed the pastor walking around in the nude while talking on his cellphone.
The pastor, who is married, was oblivious to the fact that he had been filmed. Zondo addressed his Zero to Hero Church congregation about the video, and asked for their forgiveness.
He asked his congregation not to delete the video. “Those who have the video of me, don’t delete it. To those who have deleted the video from your phones let the memory of the video be engraved in your minds so that when you are faced with tough situations you remember that there was once a person whose entire body was exposed to the world and yet they did not commit suicide, but they got back up,” said Zondo.
“The pain I went through after the video had come out, was nothing compared to the pain I felt when I was being threatened about it, before it had been released,” he said.