Raging bishop demolishes room

2015-05-21 06:00
Bishop Eric Thabiso Titipana, 48, is accused of treating his sisters badly after he demolished a room they built, in Gugulethu, recently.

Bishop Eric Thabiso Titipana, 48, is accused of treating his sisters badly after he demolished a room they built, in Gugulethu, recently.

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Cracks in a Gugulethu family have come under sharp public scrutiny after a respected member of the religious and education fratenity has been accused by his siblings of autocracy and bullying.

Bishop Eric Thabiso Titipana of the Christian Assembly Gospel Church of God and a principal at Khanyolwethu Secondary School in Lwandle, Strand, has been accused by his sister of demolishing a room she had built for her offspring at their home in NY147, Gugulethu.

According to Vivian Titipana, her brother, with hammer in hand, went about their home thrashing the room, saying they should have asked permission from him first before erecting on the family home.

“The first room he demolished was unattached to the house, and the second, built as an extension, he also demolished.

“The rooms were built to keep my kids safe whilst I’m working night-shift,” she said.

An angry Titipana,48, instead arrived armed with a pound hammer and tore into the rooms, brick by brick, according to Vivian.

“This has gone very far now. He said we must ask permission from him to extend the house as if we do not have a say in the family house. He treats us as if we are not his sisters. We are tired of his bad treatment now. What does he preach in his church as a bishop?” Vivian said.

Vivian said she had spent about R7000.00 on the rooms.

According to her, Titipana had moved out of the house in 2000, just before the demise of their father.

Their mother died in 2007.

It seems the man of the cloth has a frosty relationship with his sibling.

Vivian narrated a litany of allegations against her brother, unbecoming of a man of his standing. Contacted for comment, an unrepentant Titipana refused to answer questions put to him by City Vision.

“With due respect, I am not going to comment because this is a family affair. I do not discuss such things with the media. It is their right to talk to you, but I am not going to discuss anything with you,” Titipana said.

Titipana once appeared on Etv’s South African Heroes programme

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