From disgrace to grace

By Drum Digital
29 January 2016

By Zama Chutshela

He pranced around naked in a video released by an unknown woman, but now Pastor Sthembiso Zondo is set on cleaning his image.

It’s been a year since he was quite literally exposed on social media and made the front pages of various daily newspapers in the country. Now, Pastor Sthembiso Zondo (41) talks exclusively to DRUM about how he overcame the shame of being caught on camera buck-naked for the entire world to see (Zondo’s fall from grace, 12 February 2015).

We meet the charismatic pastor of Soul Renaissance Ministries at the Hilton Hotel in Durban. It’s obvious he’s a man who exudes confidence.

Immediately, he rubbishes the claim that he was sexually involved with the woman who posted the naked pictures of him chatting on his cellphone in his Durban house.

This, despite the fact that the legs of the woman could be seen dangling from the wellknown motivational speaker’s living room couch.

Read more on the 4 February DRUM magazine issue.

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