Prominent Bulawayo pastor and founder of Praise and Worship Centre Bishop Trust Sinjoki is under fire for allegedly se_xually harassing female congregants at his church.
A number of women have alleged they were forced to leave the church due to the senior pastor’s inappropriate advances.
They alleged he hugs them inappropriately and touches them indecently.
In an interview yesterday, Bishop Sinjoki said he was an innocent man.
“As far as I’m concerned it’s not true. My stance as a Christian is to apologise whether I offended someone knowingly or unknowingly. I apologise to the church family and family and friends,” he said.
Bishop Sinjoki said the matter had been discussed in various platforms in the church without evidence to nail him.
“I’m aware of the allegation, the hear-say and talk that has been around. We sat with a couple of people who said they heard that. We thrashed it out with those people as far as I know. Those that I have been told to apologise to, I have apologised. I wasn’t aware of why I apologised to them. Whoever brought it up to you knows that I have apologised,” he said.
Despite the pastor’s public apology, more women have continued to raise se_xual violation complaints against him.