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Bishop Monchusi: Anointed for healthy and strong marriages

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For a man who has been married for 38 years, Bishop Edward Monchusi has found the secret to a lasting marriage, and that he says, is love. Marital vows can be kept, and marriage can last forever according to the Bishop Monchusi-the leader of Pentecostal Protestant Church in Kanye.

In his own words, marriage is a covenant, and not a contract. “Marriage is still beautiful, and it can give you a taste of heaven on earth,” he says. The man who without doubt, is called by God to help restore marriages tells The Midweek Sun that the first time he conducted a marriage seminar was in 1991.

He has seen couples at their best and at their worst. He gets called to counsel bachelors and spinsters as they prepare for marriage. He also conducts wedding ceremonies and is always available when married people are going through tough times.

He has conducted hundreds of weddings across the country and those that he has helped say their marriages always last. In one incident a couple called him in the middle of the night during a misunderstanding. “It got tense to a point that the wife wanted to refuse to go back home with her husband. But after talking and praying together, they left in peace,” he says.

His observation is that youth are quick to say they are divorcing as compared to older people who understand perseverance better. “A lot of couples that come to me are those that have already made up their minds that they are divorcing,” he states, explaining that couples also often reveal that intervention of families had failed.

He also says the problem in marriage is that people marry for wrong reasons and quit when their expectations do not become fulfilled. He says marriages fail because couples do not understand sacrificial love. They keep a record of wrongs and do not want to admit their mistakes when they have wronged their spouses. “Love covers a multitude of sins. Love is the foundation of marriage, and it will build it,” says the Bishop.

He is of the view that couples are together because of love and they should make their love for one another the problem-solver when challenges arise.
Bishop Monchusi urges husbands to love their wives in order to have happy homes. He is of the belief that ‘A happy wife makes a happy home.’ He also encourages wives to support their husbands as it will make them work harder in providing for them.

He further advises couples to constantly ask one another whether they are satisfying one another so as to correct themselves. He says watching too much television is not right as it steals family time. He also encourages couples to exchange gifts and to use family planning methods.

Local taxi driver Otsile Mpitsang says Bishop Monchusi conducted his wedding in 2013 following a series of pre-marital counselling. “He knows the deepest secrets to a happy marriage. When you think of quitting, his assuring words will always haunt you to stay right back on track,” he says.

Prophetess Kebelaele Ditsebe says weddings conducted by Bishop Monchusi never fail. “He is anointed for strong marriages,” she says.
Call Bishop Monchusi at (+267) 73611585/72176210. His services are free.

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VACANCY: President of the UDC

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Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President, Advocate Sidney Pilane says Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) does not have a President.

He revealed this week that UDC leader, Advocate Duma Boko was given the leadership of the coalition on a temporary arrangement. Advocate Pilane who was addressing the media this week, following the expulsion of his party from the UDC stated that in the buildup to 2014 general elections it was agreed that Advocate Boko should be presidential candidate for UDC, an arrangement that ended at the time when the UDC lost the 2014 general elections.

“It was decided that Botswana National Front (BNF) should be given the presidency so that Advocate Boko could be our presidential candidate. The late Gomolemo Motswaledi of BMD was to be his running mate. We made this arrangement in preparation to taking over state power.

So, all that has passed, we contested and lost so it is all in the past,” said the BMD leader. He stated that constitutionally, the UDC has no president because the president has to be elected during the UDC elective congress. Advocate Pilane pointed out that UDC according to the Constitution should hold its congress every three (3) years.

He stated that even all the members of UDC National Executive Committee have to be elected at the congress and as it stands, “there is no president or Vice Presidents because they were not voted into those positions.”

Advocate Pilane said instead of building the UDC brand their colleagues at Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front have resorted to petty issues. He told the media that the leadership of the two parties have taught their members to insult BMD leadership and its members on social media and any other forum.

He had no kind words for the BCP, calling the party a divisive party that thrives on insults and divisive tendencies. He said the BCP leadership had encouraged its foot soldiers to use social media to insult him and members of the BMD.

According to Advocate Pilane, these are some of the things that have made the two parties remain in opposition for far too long without even coming close to toppling the ruling party. He described them as dishonest people who will plunge the country into chaos and that is why Batswana do not want to give them power.

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VIDEO: A Gaborone hotel Prophet caught in the act

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In a matter that closely resembles that of a South African Cabinet Minister, Melusi Gigaba’s masturbating video clip, a visiting Zimbabwean Prophet, Ronald El Melchizedek of Altar of Grace this week denied that he has been sending nudes to church sisters and demanding same from them.

In fact, the ‘man of God’ has earned himself the name, ‘Botswana’s Omotoso’ by girls that allege he has sexually exploited them. Pastor Timothy Omotoso is a Nigerian clergyman accused of sexually exploiting over 30 young girls from his church in South Africa.

“He is an Omotoso and even though they hide it at his church, some of us have received messages from him asking for our nudes. Actually, he has asked for my nudes several times,” says one church sister.

The Midweek Sun has gotten hold of a 34 seconds video clip of the youthful prophet playing with his manhood. Looking like he is in a hotel room, the man stands fully naked in a muted video that, depicts him speaking and teasing the recipient. In a standing position, he starts off by caressing his manhood, giving it a close up and ends up lying on the bed, facing up.

At least three young women say they received the video from the prophet and that he usually asks for nudes from them. One of them actually says he has been pestering her, demanding to have sex with her. “He likes to send me messages of how horny he is for me. But again, he likes asking for nudes from women.

Even married women at his church have fallen victims of his sexual harassment. I left the church because he disgusted me by doing such things yet calling himself a man of God,” she says.

The woman however says that Melchizedek, a Zimbabwean who holds services at Gaborone Hotel when he is in the country, is a man of accurate prophecies. “He moves mightily in the prophetic but he likes harassing church sisters. It is known in his church. He is married but controlled by the spirit of lust,” she says.

The Prophet responds
Melchidezek told The Midweek Sun that he was aware of the video of him doing the rounds through WhatsApp, but was quick to label the whole thing a scam.“Yes we are aware. Those are scammers from Benin who hacked into my wife’s Facebook account and phone and stole our videos and pictures. So they wanted to blackmail us and we refused, that is why they are doing that.

It is just an effort to harm the work of God but God is in control,” he told The Midweek Sun. He would not be drawn into responding to, or even discussing the allegations levelled against him by church sisters, but instead gave this reporter a mobile number of a person he said was his wife.

The said woman confirmed that the video was posted by scammers. “That was done by scammers. We have reported them to Benin police,” she said. She however would not give the name of the police station nor go into further details.

This incident follows on last week’s revelations reported by this publication, where several girls spoke anonymously about pastors, prophets and ‘men of God’who were using them sexually in church. Many were uncomfortable to reveal their names, forcing this paper to also conceal the identies of the accused churches and pastors involved in the dirty acts in the name of God.

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