South Africa Methodist Church gets its first female Bishop


The Methodist Church of South Africa set history when Purity Malinga emerged as the first female Bishop,  following her induction on Sunday November 17.

The female cleric who was elected in May 2019 will be taking over from Reverend Ziphozihle Siwa.

Speaking to newsmen after her induction on Sunday, Malinga said she learnt valuable but hard lessons during her long spiritual journey.

She further disclosed that she suffered disrespect, was second guessed and most times seen as only belonging to women because she is a woman.


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