Modise s wife thrown out

Sec­ond spouse re­moved from IPHC head­quar­ters' man­sion by group of young­sters

Sunday World - - News - AUBREY MOTHOMBENI moth­ombe­nia@sun­day­

DE­CEASED In­ter­na­tional Pen­te­cost Ho­li­ness Church (IPHC) leader Glay­ton Modise’s sec­ond wife Pearl Tafu was al­legedly re­moved from the church’s man­sion at its head­quar­ters by a mob of young peo­ple last Satur­day night.

The in­ci­dent took place at the IPHC’s head­quar­ters in Zu­urbekom, south­west of Joburg.

Sun­day World un­der­stands that a group of young peo­ple went to the church to oust Tafu, 30, from the church’s prop­erty left be­hind by Modise, 76, when he died in Fe­bru­ary this year. The youth al­legedly told her she no longer qual­i­fies to stay in the church premises be­cause what she came for in the church was no more”.

The re­moval of Tafu, pop­u­larly known as Mamo­hau by mil­lions of the church’s fol­low­ers, came after the same mob un­suc­cess­fully tried to sent her pack­ing two weeks ago.

It is un­der­stood that they were out-mus­cled by the church’s se­cu­rity guards, who sup­ported Mamo­hau s stay in the man­sion.

Dur­ing the first in­ci­dent, Mamo­hau man­aged to escape the frenzy when she drove out of the prop­erty in her Mercedez-Benz. She came back the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

Mamo­hau con­firmed the in­ci­dent but did not want to dis­cuss de­tails of what hap­pened.

I have no com­ment on the mat­ter, but yes they came. I pray and serve a God of hope, and he al­ways pro­tects me from any harm,” she said.

She said she was aware of the peo­ple who are be­hind her forced re­moval from the church but re­fused to re­veal their names.

Un­for­tu­nately, I won’t say any­thing neg­a­tive about them, like they do about me. They must do and say any­thing they want,” she said.

The late Modise’s son Tshep­iso, through his lawyer Em­manuel Lek­gau, re­fused to com­ment on the mat­ter. We have taken a de­ci­sion that we won’t be speak­ing to the me­dia about any is­sues af­fect­ing or hap­pen­ing in the church,” Lek­gau said.

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