VOA special report about sexual abuse allegations against pastor Tekeste Getnet

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116 Responses

  1. ANNA says:

    Dawit i don’t see any problem with this case, but can you please post how sibhat nega raped so many young tigrai girls during the civil war.

    • Visitor says:

      You must be very very old. Get resting quietly and endless in the next level. It has been more than enough. More days you being alive means causing more problems; nothing else.

    • Gebre says:

      ANNA can you tell us about yourself. I find it very interesting to know who you are.Anyways your posting tells a lot about you.

    • Jhony says:

      Anna, if if you are one of them, please we want hear it.

    • Menkem-Tigraway says:

      Thumb up!! Did he rape you wife, sister and mother? Wow, they were beautiful ladies. Raping is not Tigray people culture, they abandon such evil thing since the beginning of Christianity in 4th century. So brother, go and spit your anecdote to your likes.

      • Tesfalehulum says:

        Mr. Tigraway,

        Your bosses are experts of rape from top officials to the bottom scum cadres like you. Prostituion is a deep culture of TPLF as it was using women to lure Derg officials and spy on them. Today, that filty culture broadens its horizon and even the old thugs of TPLF officials spend the night/day with underage girls in a gated villas in Addis Ababa and allover the country. It is a street secret that how the chief womanizer, Samora Yenus, contracted HIV. Under weyane, Ethiopia becomes the destination of sex tourism. That’s your 11% achievement you should proud of it…kkkkkk. It’s common now all over the county to see aged Arabs/foreigners sexually exploiting very young girls organized by weyane pimpis.
        Mr. Tigraway, you’re one night accident of Dedebit brothel with a corrupted moral value. Lemayawkeh taten…..dirty!!

    • negus says:

      the girls had guns. men they still can blow ur head if u try on them. Are u confused?

    • solomon desta says:

      Dear All,

      Those of you you don’t know what is in churches feel sad for your innocence. However such things even worse of these has been happening in protestant churches for so many years. These is no thing new in this news except that it has been exposed by international news broadcasting organization VOA. You can even read or google about Dr and pastor Wodajeneh Meharena and his book entitled Closure . Protestant Church leaders don’t want to expose or tell the truth about is happening inside to the public. In short Protestant churches are a means to collect money for the pastors, the church leaders, their fans, etc. You can see/observe that almost all protestant churches in Ethiopia and in US have common goal ;that is collecting wealth under the pretext of Christian services.

      If you don’t know all the messes, conspiracy,collusion ,theft, and networked corruption of the protestant churches; just go to the churches and do deep investigation, then you will get the truth and decide yourself what to do next.

      What people think and what is the reality very different. Just come close up, observe deep to the inside and get the truth and then decide what to do next . Some of you who are read this comment may be extremely irritated by my genuine comments, I am telling the truth. My aim is to make people wake up about what is happening in the churches.

  2. Visitor says:

    There is no surprising here.

    These are the people telling a human being to pray for money in order to get it as much as you want when it falls from above; that could be from the roof, tree, building or sky.
    So, having a woman this way could be seen as the prayer is heard/achieved. Meaning, they don’t see any wrong doing and feeling guilty about it including affecting the woman’s life and the lives of the people around her including the husband and children.

    This is how looks like the end result when the English and USA sick and evil men including in the name of religion, aid, Charities, tourism or whatever they are having are allowed to destroy our society coming in the country having in mind countless mental, physical as well as genetic poisons in the form of ideas, behavior and substances. The final result will be always like this when we are accepting by ourselves taking all entirely the way they are telling us or allowing them to do against us by themselves particularly against women and children including at schools and health centers.

    Ethiopia needs a well informed, competent, patriotic and at least a working Embassy in UK. The troubles against the country are keeping coming in many shapes and forms from that far away island and the embassy job seems looks like always inviting and handing them visas as much as they want making them able to reach any place they want and doing anything evil they are doing for so long against the innocents particularly the highlands that have no one to protect them.

    • Solomon Desta says:

      Dear all readers,
      Those of you you don’t know what is happening in churches may feel sad for your innocence. However such things and even worse of these have been happening in protestant churches for so many years. These is no thing new in this news except that it has been exposed by international news broadcasting organization, VOA. For example you can even read or google about Dr/Pastor Wodajeneh Meharena and his book entitled Closure . Almost all Ethiopian Protestant Church leaders don’t want to expose or tell the truth about what is happening inside the churches to the public. In short Protestant churches are a means to collect money for the pastors, the church leaders, their fans, etc. You can see/observe yourself the reality. Almost all protestant churches in Ethiopia and in US are very secretive and have common goal ;that is to collect wealth under the pretext of that they are delivering Christian services.

      If you don’t know all the messes, conspiracy,collusion ,theft, and networked corruption of the protestant churches; just go to the churches and do deep investigation, then you will get the truth and decide yourself what to do next.

      What people think and what is the reality is very different. Just come close up, observe deep to the inside and get the truth and then decide what to do next . Some of you who are reading this comment may be extremely irritated by my genuine comments, however I am telling the truth. My aim is to make people wake up about what is happening inside the churches.
      Reply

      Visitor
      February 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      There is no surprising here.

      These are the people telling a human being to pray for money in order to get it as much as you want when it falls from above; that could be from the roof, tree, building or sky.
      So, having a woman this way could be seen as the prayer is heard/achieved. Meaning, they don’t see any wrong doing and feeling guilty about it including affecting the woman’s life and the lives of the people around her including the husband and children.

      This is how looks like the end result when the English and USA sick and evil men including in the name of religion, aid, Charities, tourism or whatever they are having are allowed to destroy our society coming in the country having in mind countless mental, physical as well as genetic poisons in the form of ideas, behavior and substances. The final result will be always like this when we are accepting by ourselves taking all entirely the way they are telling us or allowing them to do against us by themselves particularly against women and children including at schools and health centers.

      Ethiopia needs a well informed, competent, patriotic and at least a working Embassy in UK. The troubles against the country are keeping coming in many shapes and forms from that far away island and the embassy job seems looks like always inviting and handing them visas as much as they want making them able to reach any place they want and doing anything evil they are doing for so long against the innocents particularly the highlands that have no one to protect them.

  3. Degif says:

    Dear Editor,

    After listening to this surprising story, quite a lot of questions came into my mind.

    Q1. Why VOA journalist wants to broadcast this program? Do they think the audience learn something from the pastor or the lady?
    Q2. Why the husband and the wife go to the public and expose themselves by telling a story that is hard to believe.
    Q3.Who believes that the lady has no sexual desire or motive towards the pastor after she went to his hotel room and drinks alcohol with him not only ones but twice.
    This is really a trash story and VOA did a big mistake by making a program out of it unless the journalist has his own agenda behind it.

    • Da says:

      Well said! I usually don’t like to comment on such matters. But after listening the interview few times – I couldn’t figure out the message. What kind of foolish Ethiopean man would sit next to his adulterous wife and call the VOA for the sake of helping others. The story doesn’t make sense, may be VOA is so disparate for listeners and they would broadcast such a trash.

    • Beza says:

      Good question Degif. What was the reason behind this? As a woman I understand something from this, the lady lured this handsome guy to her trap. Either she has bad hate to his wife or somebody need his position in the church.

  4. Truth says:

    What is new here? Religion is only for moron like this shameless woman and all men are Wusha!

  5. Tesfalehulum says:

    I believe there are spoilers here and threre in all major religions and sects. Exposing and penalizing them according to the existing laws is beneficial for the well-being of the public as well as the religions themselves. However, it will be a mistake to judge religions based on individual acts and wrong doings.

  6. Birru says:

    Who is responsible???
    The Serpent(Devil) deceives Eve to eat an apple from the knowledge Tree. Eve persuades Adam to eat the apple from the knowledge tree too.Both of them found themselves being naked ….(Genesis 3:1) Vodka/Champagne drives” Pastor ” Tekeste Getenet and Wro/Hossana Adda to make love/Adultery and finally they were exposed or become villains….. according to VOA findings .I am proud of the poor Ato Melaku Yeshi Daighna , whose wife cheated him.But he fought for clarification from the evil “Pastor” Tekesete…No one is pure every body makes sins an apology is the only remedy….Good luck Ato Melaku…!!

  7. Raki says:

    I Can not believe the woman. Her story does not sound that she was abuse but willing and seducing and VOA work professional work. What you have done is even unethical.

    • Bruce Wayne says:

      I think you’re underestimating the definition of truth. Nothing will remain hidden. If it was not VOA, it would have been someone else. Pray for her instead of casting stones at her.

  8. Girma says:

    Hi editor,
    I cannot understand this fictitious story’s aim. In one way, it likes look to discredit the Pente church, the other, it seems the person who disclosed the story to revenge his wife and her friend. The story seems even suspicious, look from the woman side, no regretting in her voice, rather it was heroic. The cause her husband’s disclosure the story to VOA was also inadequate, to teach others, how? “Don’t do, if do VOA”. In his approach not observed any emotion of attacked person, and basically he blamed not his wife, but the pastor, as if she was a victim, not the participant. I can’t understand also how the known pastor trapped in this dirty story. Of course, he is not angel, the other thing, if this story is true, I ask myself, was it his first time? The way VOA broadcasted seemed not teaching his audience, rather encouraging one way or another, others to follow, “if he did….”, however, it is not fact.

    • Meklit says:

      What do you mean “if he did…”…. The pastor already admitted his wrong doing…..Although I agree the lady seems to have enjoyed it… She is not in any remorse mood.

  9. Sara says:

    She is Elzabel!!

  10. dan says:

    The man of God temptat with women because devel once approved with our mother Eve.Be careful the man of God.

  11. Fikre says:

    I am afraid VOA journalist first ask Why the husband and the wife go to the public and expose themselves by telling a story that is hard to believe there is a big agenda behind it . This Is false story

  12. solo says:

    what i learnt from this audio is that 1. the woman was aware of all the motives of the apstor n she did it deliberately , she did it willingly and is very to label this action as arape ,,,casue she is mature n well perpared for thate vil action,,,so,,,,she made crime on her husband

    2. the pastor has made a sin infront of the God ,,,and has committed crime to his beloved wife

  13. Ermi says:

    The public can learn a thing or two from this. There are a lot of extremists who are using religion as a cover to advance personal agenda and draw self benefits. In this case the pastor maybe using religion to manipulate and blackmail women into sexual deeds. There is no doubt the woman wanted the first encounter, however, it seems her marriage and family would be affected if she couldn’t contain the affair secret. So the pastor’s attempt to blackmail her with the photos could have tempted her to expose the situation to her husband and then to the entire world.
    If my assumption above is right, her claim of rape at the first encounter can land the pastor in jail easily as we saw it in the Mike Tyson case several years ago. All she needs to do is stick with her claim of saying the word “no” before he penetrated her at the first encounter even if she enjoyed it at the Hilton. The dud is in deep Shi…let Satan be with him.

    Peace to all but woyanes!

    Ermi

  14. lielt says:

    i nvr believe zis is a real story even it have his own agenda do i dont give a shout 4 voa and also her cos how can she did go to his hotel nd drink wiz him why

  15. dase says:

    so what?

  16. dase says:

    she is Delila if it is true but tekiste is not Christ ,he is one person ,VOA criticizers group u are

    • Ermi says:

      Which group VOA criticizes? I am a Christian and I don’t feel my religion is criticizes here. Kudos to VOA for airing this educational peace. People should stop worshiping pastor’s and religious leaders and dedebit fifth graders. Only God should be worshipped.

      Peace to all but woyanes!

      Ermi

    • Thom says:

      IT IS SOME WHAT DRAMATIC COMEDY.
      I doubt, there must be some business deals or other mission beyond this unbelievable immorality story. My reasons set below as………..
      1 What forced this lady to”Hotel” alone with this strange
      pastor?
      2 What forced her to be under the influence of such an alcoholic drinks, which is not allowed for the followers of the religion to drink it, even if pastor did it?
      3 As my observation from the radio conversation, there is some veiled and stipulated mission that both”the lady and her husband” aimed to achieve, and thus, they prepare a snare to trap this innocent pastor and lastly succeeded. This is the similar act that”Delilah of Gaza” has taken to down the ”Nazarite Samson” from the truth by lobbying him as to tell her that ”wherein his great strength lieth, and wherewith he might be bound to afflict him. The same thing is done here. She planned and repeatedly visited him to her targeted end, then started barking as sexually abused woman hauling her husband.
      I believe that Ethiopians who live every corner of the world, respect their Cultures and Norms,….etc Are this lady and Ato Melaku her husband Ethiopian? If so barefacedly posting such causes on media is morally acceptable?????????????
      4 I expect an immediate repose of Pastor Tekeste about the cause. Pastor Tekeste I pray for you and others those who are working for Gods Kingdom. Please come and brief the situation justly. God bless Ethiopia…

  17. visitor says:

    Thank You VOA for bringing this out. Yes you damn idiots there is a lot to benefit from it. You see you religious ignorant, there are many women who cry under such sexual abuse in the name of religion. This goes to all religions. Specially in Ethiopia where day to day life is hard to come by, and counselors are hard to find, people use religious organization as their shield, in doing so, the y trust the leaders as messiah. However, many young girls have been abused and rapped. But nobody has the gut to talk about it. I am saying this from my own experience. I dealt with sexual harassment at the age of 18 and 21 from protestant singers. Now let us talk about Ethiopian Protestants churches in USA. It is sad that the American evangelism is against Christ and his teaching . They are tea parry patriots who hate helping the poor, hate the immigrants, full of racists. But it is even sadder see that Ethiopian evangelical church is trying to imitate just them. Endorsing the elected conservative politician, wearing the latest tuxedo, looking like the pimp next door is what is in in our evangelical church today. They call it civilization but I call it devlization .So it is a blessed idea to bring this out on the light and show this religions leader’s true color so that our young sisters brother are aware of who really they are.In case of this Tekesete , if you have a brain inside your skull your will realize that , yes he did it . You can see how he becomes from yekolotemarie to a Hollywood wannabe. From his clothing to his hair style- to his preaching, you could see that guy becoming a real pimp. Anyway who has eyes can tell he is capable of this and more! Regarding the woman, wow , she really lucks a bit morale compass , off course she was attracted to him and she is the one who approached him . But the husband seemed like so desperate and hurt that he did not know what is doing.

  18. Fitsum says:

    Who make us a judge? But one thing is for sure VOA shemfull!!!!!

  19. Jennifer says:

    I don’t believe the wife for second. By the way they all need to be forgiven in front God. Confess your sin move on. STOP . we all are siner.

  20. Carlos Danger says:

    Knock,knock
    Who is there?
    Tekeste and Sammy
    Tekeste and Sammy who?
    Tekeste and Sammy,the an irresistible and the most sexiest men alive.
    We are handsome enough,good enough,women can’t get enough of us.
    We not only entertain women with our sweet voices,they also crave to touch,smell and li… Our hard bodies.
    We are sexy enough,millions of Ethiopian men wish they can be like us.
    We are sexy enough,we sell more record than all Ethiopian artists combined.
    We are sexy enough,all mothers in Ethiopia name their new born boys Tekeste and Sammy.
    We are sexy enough,we take more time on pulpit than preachers.
    we are sexy enough, married Ethiopian men hate our guts.
    We are sexy enough,movie producers beg us to become stars.

  21. Wey Gud says:

    The story may almost be the funniest story I ever heard in my life. The lady (Hosa’ena) is a simple slut. Based on the story told by VOA, it seems like Hosana have enjoyed the date with pastor Tekeste, however, Pastor Tekeste wants to expose her to keep his mistress do the same thing indefinitely. It has been said that what goes around comes around. Hence, Pastor Tekest’s actions beginning from day one of having sex with Mrs Hosana to her exposure was a complete mistake which led their secret to be aired on world media. Most probably, this experience may not be the first time for Pastor Tekeste. Nevertheless, they’re all shameful including Mrs Hosana’s husband to be engaged in such horrible news.

    May God forgive your sins!

  22. daniel says:

    She is a bi**h! its such an embarrassment for her! Why the hell did she go to a hotel while married at the first place, whoever he is! She may be cheating all her life! its an embarrassment for her husband as well..Its simply trying to defamate the picture of the church. He said, nisiha? thats why he went to VOA instead of going to church.. such an idiot. God is great , Jesus is love! it doesnt change!! I love all his songs and he blessed me all my life.

  23. Desperate? me? says:

    It seems VAO picked up story related the recent rape case in Addis.I hope it will open public discussions about rape,the rise of six tourism in Ethiopia,Christian moral and exploitation of women,the function of individual churches with out governing body,and introduction of new culture and how we accept it.
    Building strong nation requires good laws and regulations,responsible media,and wise social activists who raise issues and engage the public.
    Enough with preachers who demand sex for favors,enough with priests who are cash demons, enough with church leaders who break their churches rather than loose control,and enjoy non Christian practices.
    finally,I hate sisters who are out there who destroy marriage, black male innocent men,and give women bad name.
    God bless our soul.

  24. Easaw says:

    Man of God, Tekeste Getnet you have served your Lord for the past decades with your anointed songs THANKS A MILLION !! And keep on singing ጌታ መጀመሪያ ሲወደን በምክንያት ስላልሆነ ዛሬ በምክንያት አይተውህም ። አሁንም የኢየሱስ ፍቅር ብርቱ ነው!! አይዞህ የእግዚአብሔር ሰው እግዚአብሔር የእንደገና አምላክ ነው ። ተነስተህ ቀጥል

    ዛሬም ኢየሱስ ላንተ ያለው ፍቅር ጥልቅ ነው።
    የኢየሱስ ደም ፈራጅ አይደለም ።

    እንወድሀለን: እናከብርሀለን።

  25. Easaw says:

    Man of God, Tekeste Getnet you have served your Lord for the past decades with your anointed songs THANKS A MILLION !! And keep on singing ጌታ መጀመሪያ ሲወደን በምክንያት ስላልሆነ ዛሬ በምክንያት አይተውህም ። አሁንም የኢየሱስ ፍቅር ብርቱ ነው!! አይዞህ የእግዚአብሔር ሰው እግዚአብሔር የእንደገና አምላክ ነው ። ተነስተህ ቀጥል

    ዛሬም ኢየሱስ ላንተ ያለው ፍቅር ጥልቅ ነው።
    የኢየሱስ ደም ፈራጅ አይደለም ።

    እንወድሀለን: እናከብርሀለን።

    አንተ ገና በዝማሬህ ትውልድን ታስመልጣለህ ።

    ከተማው አውርቶ ሲበቃው ያቆማል አንተ ግን ከእግዚአብሔር ጋር ገና ድሮ በንሰሀ ሰለታረቅክ ። ኩነኔ አይሰማህ።
    አደራ የምልህ መልስ ለየትኛውም ሚድያ ለመስጠት አትሞክር ።
    ዝም ብለሕ አምልክ ጌታ የአንተንም የቤተሰብህንም ልብ የጠብቃል።

    .We love you Man of God!!

  26. kilos tesfu says:

    Her idiot husband is known to have multiple questionable (shenanigans) business dealings here in St Paul, Minnesota. Not surprise see him trying to blackmail or extort others.

  27. samri says:

    Yes she is Dellila.

  28. naty says:

    Hahaha….Enatachihu tibeda all ur pentay…asmesay dikala hula..esuam kula feliga new yehedechHahaha….Enatachihu tibeda all ur pentay…asmesay dikala hula..esuam kula feliga new yehedechiw esum fake ass pentay pastor mother fucker..doesnt hv the strength to resist…beka bedat esum wisha shermuta wsuam wusha shermuta…I dont c the reason to talk abt othr religion..fake ass loosers…hahahahahahahaha…shermutochiw esum fake ass pentay pastor mother fucker..doesnt hv the strength to resist…beka bedat esum wisha shermuta wsuam wusha shermuta…I dont c the reason to talk abt othr religion..fake ass loosers…hahahahahahahaha…shermutoch

    • Ethiopian Hagere says:

      You must be some one from the street other wise there is no one talks like you did. I am 100% sure we need to pray people like you. Every thing you said on your comment tells us that the devil is doing everything he could and soon or later he will destroy you. Just seek for Christ and believe me He will heal you from all these dirty words for ever. God bless you and keep you safe

  29. sosi says:

    The idiots VOA amharic program, who promote, one religion i.e. orthodox, and one language, i.e. Amharic are propagating hate against other religions and fabricating cases like this one!

    Bullshit VOA amharic

  30. zelalem says:

    I don’t care whether it is true or not.But i know one thing,the lord(teke and sami worship) is merciful and knows that they may make mistake.He still loves them as father.They are still righteous because of the blood of Jesus poured for their sin.Do not try to accuse them as if you are free from sin.I want to express my love to my brothers in Christ,,and my advice (if is true) kneel down infront of holy God and ask mercy,,he has endless mercy..i want to see u all serving him,giving yourself as a holy sacrifice.Don’t be discouraged..don’t listen anyone.For sister,don’t talk proudly that u sin.It is shameful.talk to God and receive mercy if he is ur lord.He will be happy with you.I hope ,,if it is God’s will,,in the near future..i will see u all returning to God,restoring the pure love in christ and serving him in spirit and truth together and saying “as for me and my house,we will serve the lord”
    God bless you all!!!

  31. Tazabi says:

    The lady is the one who seduced him. She is the major culprit.
    Her background should properly be assessed. She could have averted the whole situation .
    My greatest respect for the husband.God has avenged you .

  32. Abebaw says:

    I can’t understand what mission u VOAs
    HAVE.

  33. Kedest says:

    She is Elzabel .

  34. Kedest says:

    Ke kalemeteyiku yetenesahut
    Neger, ersua erasua , fekadegna
    Timeslalech, Le dirgitu,
    Asasakua, mefrede Sayihon,
    Yihichi, Ye lusifer meliktegna,
    The Sprit of Elizabet,hotel wust
    Megibat , Balua KALHONE gar
    Mehonu lemin Asfelwge,
    Yanin yakil , Balua yelelelwbet,
    Meheduns why…..?

  35. Kedest says:

    She is Elzabel.

  36. Kedest says:

    Litasasitewu purposely,
    Yaderegechiwu, yimeslal.

  37. tasabie says:

    first of all why she was keep contacting him if she knows he sounds not normal. she is married and she should respect her marriage.. married person taking out a man for dinner without husband. looks like she was cheating her husband even before. she went to his room and changing comfortable cloth in front of him. she should thing he is a man and humane being. why she took extra cloth with her? means she was prepared. I can say this lady is Delilah, Ellabell in a church. please her pastor and elderly take your time and pray for her. lack her in the room and pray, and pray. for her and her husband. the husband also what he is talking about. his wife want him and forced him by changing her cloth in front him. she was keep following him. he didn’t go to her house. she did of course he is human being he is not angle. only Christ is perfect. the second day why she went? I can say she was in love. This is America she should call a police immediately if it was rape. he is a victim not her. SHAME ON THE HUSBAND. YOU DON’T HAVE A SHAME?DID SHE HAD RESPECT FOR YOU WHEN SHE WENT OVERNIGHT WITH THE OTHER GUYE? DO YOU HAVE A MOUTH TO TALKE. BOTHE OF YOU ARE CRIMINAL FOR THIS PERSON.

    • Ethiopian Hagere says:

      Say what????This story is absurd and ridiculous. Before anything else let’s talk about VOA- all I say is shame on you VOA. There are so many things to talk about and to teach the people of Ethiopia instead of talking something like this trash story. I never had a respect to any media before and this another proof for me. Shame on you VOA, Shame on you. I have one question to VOA though, are you telling me that you never heard any one from another church or religion who does this kind disgusting story? Why is it a big deal when it’s from the evangelist church. Do you think may be evangelists are angels or is there something else behind your story?Second the woman who claimed that she was raped or blah blah shame on you too. You are such a disgusting and a shameful person who doesn’t even have no respect to yourself, to your family and to any human being special to women. I just couldn’t believe a woman like you is even existing. Even if I believe this story is true, you have no case to take this man to public or to take any legal action. You are the one who started the whole mess, you are the one who went above and beyond, you are the one who was looking for trouble, you are the one who went to his hotel with an extra or “comfortable cloth” as you said it, you are the one who let this man to take advantage of you, you are the one who destroys your families and in general you are the cause of all these and again shame on you. We as a woman should be the ones who respect ourselves specially once we are married and have families period. This man didn’t drag you to the hotel, this man didn’t use force, this man didn’t lure you at all. All you had with this coward man is called “an affair”. The other person that I don’t understand is your husband. Is he really your husband? Does he has any issue with this man I mean to me it looks like you both are trying to destroy this man’s (Tekeste) reputation. Otherwise the whole story doesn’t even add up. If I were the other man called Samuel I will go and ask a serious help because he sounds like those people that we watch on Jerry Springer show. Again for Hosana you really need Jesus. You should go and seek help too. In general if this woman shouldn’t get help she is going to mess a lot of families and I am sure she has done this before to so many men. Shame on you to all. Specially to Tekeste and Samuel I am not even calling you pastor you don’t even deserve it at all.

  38. Misha Misho says:

    I am shocked at the report. It tarnishes the name of the Christian faith. But we must remember Christians are followers of Christ and not human beings, regardless of any honorable label they claim to hold.

    It seems to be a true account as the accused parties are not denying it. However, the lady does not come across as a rape victim. Victims of rape are rarely so eager and confident enough to broadcast their thromatising misfortune.
    Lesson for those who stand to serve in the name of Christ; be extra vigilant as you are ambassadors. Your mistakes/sins can derail many from the true path.
    Lesson to followers of the faith: focus and follow Christ. Choose your pastor carefully.
    I feel for the innocent wives of the accused. May God give them the strength to get over this. Remember, this too shall pass.

  39. Betty says:

    Pastor tekeste is only a human and sinned.None of us are perfect. We all are sinners. Stop juging him and look at your self. Sham on VOA for reporting this as if we are going to learn anything from this other than the hate they have for pentes.

  40. mengistu says:

    i didn’t believe it b/c of out of human being behavior

    • Tes says:

      Betye, I don’t think VOA is wrong. This is their duty. God is great & He will defend His name. Let me update you, for Tekeste this is not his first time. He did this number of times while he is in Ethiopia. You know God made his covered sin public all around the world b/s Tekeste was cheating the people for many years. ‘Duros yekollo temere tigebe meche yichelale’ Bullshit!

  41. Ethiopian Hagere says:

    This story is absurd and ridiculous. Before anything else let’s talk about VOA- all I say is shame on you VOA. There are so many things to talk about and to teach the people of Ethiopia instead of talking something like this trash story. I never had a respect to any media before and this another proof for me. Shame on you VOA, Shame on you. I have one question to VOA though, are you telling me that you never heard any one from another church or religion who does this kind disgusting story? Why is it a big deal when it’s from the evangelist church. Do you think may be evangelists are angels or is there something else behind your story?Second the woman who claimed that she was raped or blah blah shame on you too. You are such a disgusting and a shameful person who doesn’t even have no respect to yourself, to your family and to any human being special to women. I just couldn’t believe a woman like you is even existing. Even if I believe this story is true, you have no case to take this man to public or to take any legal action. You are the one who started the whole mess, you are the one who went above and beyond, you are the one who was looking for trouble, you are the one who went to his hotel with an extra or “comfortable cloth” as you said it, you are the one who let this man to take advantage of you, you are the one who destroys your families and in general you are the cause of all these and again shame on you. We as a woman should be the ones who respect ourselves specially once we are married and have families period. This man didn’t drag you to the hotel, this man didn’t use force, this man didn’t lure you at all. All you had with this coward man is called “an affair”. The other person that I don’t understand is your husband. Is he really your husband? Does he has any issue with this man I mean to me it looks like you both are trying to destroy this man’s (Tekeste) reputation. Otherwise the whole story doesn’t even add up. If I were the other man called Samuel I will go and ask a serious help because he sounds like those people that we watch on Jerry Springer show. Again for Hosana you really need Jesus. You should go and seek help too. In general if this woman shouldn’t get help she is going to mess a lot of families and I am sure she has done this before to so many men. Shame on you to all. Specially to Tekeste and Samuel I am not even calling you pastor you don’t even deserve it at all.

  42. dilu says:

    leave him if he made a mistake god is a judge whatever he is a human if he made a mistake god give him mercy people shut up

  43. Tes says:

    Hey this is not his first time. Like 15 years back I observed him enjoying with very young girls in Awassa after conference. It is not a big deal many so called spiritual leaders did the same. Few years back Catholic leaders also did similar things. One thing I stress is Tekeste became Protestant to get good money & of course enjoy the ladies. By the way this is common in most of protestant churches opened
    nowadays. Their first target is money & then sex. Most pastors & singers are in such trap. Disappointing thing is they consider themselves as better spiritual but they are actually not!

  44. Tazabi says:

    Tekeste and Samuel , your places are now in the Addis Night clubs where sodomy and prostitution are nurtured unless you publicly apologize along with the lady (three of you together) God ,your ex-followers, and all Christians at large ,your respective wifes, and the poor husband of that evil minded lady.
    Otherwise you will end up to be like Cain(Kael)leading fugitive lives until your fateful deaths.
    Hosana ,please drop the charges ,that would not relinquish your crimes. It won’t help as face saving at all .

  45. rute says:

    Sewoch men nekachehu ? Tekest sew enji meleak aydelem fetsumeneten kesu antebekem . degemom k haymanot derejte gar mene yagenagnwal . Begziyabher tsega enji hulum bifetesh yerasu yehone dekam alew endesew mekeneyatumteserto yaleke sew bezih meder yelem . yelek yemidenkew sew yefeterewenena kezelalem mot yadanewen get sayawek bedeme nefs menoru new degemom yekefa hatiyat yehe new . lejem leje new babbatu bet sinore yatefal ,abatum eyastemare eyeketa wede fetsum mulat yadersewal.Selezih Tekeste yegeta leje new atefa beneseha yemelesal . Yeleke seteyewa komik set nat ,endewem yehone teleko yalat yemeselal ,wey keseytan letasetew wey degemo menalbat egziyabher degagemo mekrot alsema sil yetazezechbt mekeneyatum kekal melelesu sesema, bemejemriya ken chawetaw keteewetebat lemen sidewelelat hedech? kehedeches hotel kehedechena metet ketetach behola mechem yegeziyabher kal weyem mezemur letesema new ,degemos sewenetwan berat lebese tutawan eyasayech yehedechew mene felega new , behuletegna kenes lemen hedech ewenet bale yemetefera set bechawan hotel deres wende tegabezalech tedewelo setetras tehedalach demo aseferaragne maletwa balebetwan yemetefera bihonema endih aynet negere atejemerem sijemer mist yeswa gowadegna kehonech bemejemria hunetaw sikayarebat lemen hedach ? selezih yalemenem masgeded felega new yaderegechew bemecheresha kebalwa gr tesemameta lemen semun endemetatefa egziyabher mistrun yegeletew . Degemo balbeteyew mene leteseri hotel deres hedesh malat sigabaw misten asgededo defere belo sinager almaferu ye 7 amet leje aderegat eko . kezih hulu behola bemidiya menegeru Egziyabher endikeberbet new weys yewendemoch kesash yehonew diyabilos endikeber selezih ehetachen hatiyateshen blela hatiyat lemeshefen kemetemokeri beka tesaseteshal yebedeleshew baleshenena egziyabher new neseha gebi ferede bet yehedeshew kaasa letebey new weys men algebagnem .

  46. Abebe says:

    Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4.

    I don’t understand why we are blaming the women only when the elders and the pastors are the one who commit this act. First of all why the elders cover this to protect pastor Tekeste. Pastor Seleshe a former Tax driver and now a pastor, and pastor Taye who are lecturing us every Sunday about family value are also responsible for this immoral act. The reason they cover is not to lose members and their income. Second, they might practice the same act whenever they travel for the same purpose. All of them are not better than the man who commits this act with these women. Lead by example the way you preach the word of God. You are not telling the truth. If you want to drink do it openly instead of in a closed room at the hotel. If you are cheating on your wife don’t preach us like you are the man of God. All of you are not better than the women who involved in this sexually immoral behavior.

  47. Abebe says:

    Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4.

    I don’t understand why we are blaming the women only when the elders and the pastors are the one who commit this act. First of all, why the elders cover this truth to protect pastor Tekeste. Pastor Seleshe a former Taxi driver and now a pastor, and pastor Taye who are lecturing us every Sunday about family value are also responsible for this immoral act. The reason they cover up is not to lose members and their income. Second, they might practice the same act whenever they travel for the same purpose. All of them are not better than the man who commits this act with these women. Lead by example the way you preach the word of God. You are not telling the truth at all. It seems that is the reason Mr. Melaku take all this actions. If you want to drink do it openly instead of in a closed room at the hotel. If you are cheating on your wife don’t preach us like you are the man of God. All of you are not better than the women who involved in this sexually immoral behavior.

    • Tes says:

      Mr Abebe I do not expect “Leading by Example from Ethiopian protestants”. In the past protestants were considered to be of better quality in relation to sex & money. But now that time already passed and I can list to you 1000 Tekeste & Sami like so called singers & pastors. Those who converted from Orthodox to protestant please go back to your original church.
      As I mentioned above this is not his first time. He used to do this 100 of times. He is actually not converted/born again. I have seen him a number of times. He is stupid and fucken off bull shit singer or what ever.
      I do not blame VOA. They did it right thing. You want VOA & world to cover your ass! That is non-sense to me. All new protestant churches are filled with stupid guys like Tekeste & Samy and even may be like you who quote bible verses 100 times. Probably you might be among such pastors/singers. Bullshit!

  48. be mercy full says:

    I am very sorry for Tekeste and Sammy the wrong place with the wrong time. Where is my brother keeper the word of God. in this earth no one can be perfect . my brother Tekest go get a good counseling don’t,be ashamed don’t, bow-down . get up and get help for get about you past glory . you are still a child of God ,no matter what you are chosen generation. Don’t, wast your time by contemplated .why I did this and that leave that one spend a quality time with God and those trust worthy people . about the women I feel sorry for you to you have a big vacuum in your life please repent and get rid of it don,t blem any body you are not blemless .in the first place you exposed your self for this situation, your sound like foolish there is no remorse in your voice you had so many ways to stop this situation for me you the one insisted and blemi others did you sleep with is all shame sister get up ask forgiveness to God and Tekeste to if you don’t, have any agenda. I am a mother and a wife to but with out knowing my husband I wouldn’t go coffee with my girl friend what kinds of relationship you have with your husband I am questioning. You guys you need real counseling to. Don’t, wast you time get help.

    • guest says:

      really?? don’t be ashamed? he has to be ashamed! that’s why he needs God’s forgiveness. please guys don’t make it look like an ok thing to sin because God is merciful. this ideology is spreading dangerously throughout the church.

  49. Theodor Kassa says:

    ከሥራ በሁላ : ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ቢራ
    ከሥራ በሁላ : ሆሳና

  50. MAR says:

    SHAME ON U VOA AND BOTH LAIR HUSBAND AND WIFE .GOD IS THE ONLY JUDGE FOR ALL OF US NOT U SPECIALY HOSANA YOU ARE SO RUDE AND BALEGE MEREN NESH BAL TEBYEWIM ENSISA NEK ESHI BENANTE BET YETEKESTEN GUD MAWRATACHU NEW GOD IS ALWAYS MERCIFUL. BIWEDKIM YINESAL AYDNEKACHU YILIKIS LARASACHU FIRU ASAFARIWOCH LILIJOCHACHU CHINKALT YEMATTENEKU BALEGEWOCH NACHU ATO MELAKU SID NEK ESHI MISTIHIN LETIFAT SIRA YEMITILIK BALEGE.

  51. gemu says:

      Miss Hosahina I donot think you got sexsual abuse you are not under age, so you are the one went to the hotel no body forced you as I heard from your interview you are ok to cheat your husband and to sleep with ato tekeste. Because every thing going by your willing your are the one open your close and he took picture shame on you for sexsual pursue you took out your close you said  on your interview, “to dress up comfortable dress”  why you change your close in z hotel ya to be ready for sex I feel sorry for your children and husband miss hosahina.

    • ethio says:

      You right Gemu she did all this I don’t know why she lies and she is the one who bought the ticket when he come to MSP and she was ready to do everything by the way her husband is very nice person since I know him as well her to. God will help them out.

  52. Abebe says:

    Heb 10:26-31 (NIV) If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. [Calling Him “Lord, Lord”, all the while (Lk 6:46).] Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

  53. Abebe says:

    Mr Tekeste
    This is for you
    “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”
    2 Peter 2:1-3

  54. bitika says:

    who cares about tekeste he is humanbeing he isnot from heaven …it can happen even u dawit how many women u cheated so see urself before judging others ….men ageban sle ande geleseb agerachen ende ayen tefeta yelem ende homosexuality eyasfafachu eko new ager bet ena dawit atezebark corret u tplfs urself enanten belo feraj .

  55. Etu says:

    If Tekeste confess, I am determined to accept his service again.

  56. ethio says:

    First of I she did mistake 100 percent because she is the one who bought the ticket for tekest because she plan to have sex. Second I know her husband and her well. They are know as very nice smart and very respectful person as I know them. However, we all are not perfect we do mistakes but I wanna her to tell the true to her husband because she cheat on him we all know that. She didn’t even protect her self if she said she got sexual harassment lie. Yes she need Tekest and she did sex its not his problem.

  57. Hana says:

    I Gus, he said no for the third time is that right Eteya Hossana ? U look like u enjoyed it betam balega sed ,how come the married women going out to dinner without her husband? Leba DELILAH u have ELIZABE menfes 100/0 SHAME On u, I feel sorry to the kids and the DENBAZAW husband!!

  58. Fiorina Worku says:

    This guy has skills. He can simply persuade many people using his skill, fame and name and can make people do whatever he wants. What happened to this lady is just that. He just took advantage of her weakness, vulnerability and perhaps her faith and manipulated her. One can simply tell from her interview how naive she is. She couldn’t even try to protect herself but exposes herself to such a public scrutiny. Whatever intention both she and her husband may have she is still brave and courageous to me. Because she prevented many other poor women from such abuses in the future. Am 100 % sure that she is not the first women to be entrapped in such a situation by this two Pastor and singer. Many other women out there might have kept their similar abuse story a secret be it by Tekeste/Sami or other clergy men. But they would kept this secret because of the fear of unfair judgment by the public just like this woman is facing right now even in this particular forum. People seem very ignorant to the fact that Tekeste/Sami did to the trust of many innocent followers. People are not questioning them instead criticizing the poor women and try to justify the wrong doing of these guys “pastors/singers”. Don’t you see how skillful these people are? because people still are blindly defending them no matter what they did even proposing to the lady to have a “Threesome”(three people having sex together) which is not Normal and common thing for commoners like me let alone so someone who claims to be a religious leader of any sort. What kind of moral values do these people have to teach the public to be good? This should be the question need to be asked here.

    My disappointment with VOA (this goes to awrambatimes too) is that they couldn’t treat the story from social issue point of view (Instead they just trough a story of X & Y which technically is “ alublata” and leave instead of tackling a serious social issue and lead people to a productive debate. VOA could have positioned the story in a better way; in a way that could promote a better social change as oppose to just tell people a story. Sexual abuse by religious leaders is not a new phenomenon. It is happing every day and across religions. So this story would be a very good opportunity to create a very good forum to discuss such a severe social issue and even go beyond that and examine our ever growing ignorance related to religion and faith. By the way am not defending the lady here. I believe she is equally responsible for what happened and it is clear that her sexual desire was there too. At least it was clear that she was flirting with him willingly and desirably but still this shouldn’t and can’t justify the deeds of the two “singers/pastors”. They are more piousness to community than her or any other individual. To me she is just a confused individual with her own weaknesses but they (The pastors and the singers) are public figures with responsibility and supposed to be role models. What a shame to see people still defending them. Where are we heading with this as a society? Scary!!! Isn’t it!! People should not forget what goes around will come around. If we don’t take responsibility, correct such things and contribute to build a healthier society now, the next sexual victim will be our daughters and “sons”.

  59. Titi Ede says:

    Billy Graham was determined to sidestep the traps that had discredited some earlier evangelists: To be alone with a woman and to be in charge of church finances. Because these are the two main traps for men of God. I heard when he travels to minister; he wouldn’t enter into his hotel room before someone goes in and check the room thoroughly. Who knows if some lady is hiding somewhere in the room with some “comfortable dress” which reveals all her bosom to trap the man who is chatting with her into sexual temptation.

    The bible advices us to run from any temptation just like Joseph did. Tekeste said he did it and he seems to be sorry about it. But Weizero Hosana seems to put all the blame on him and tried to play victim. May be she is in financial crisis and hoping she would get some money from this. We are Ethiopians, not Americans. You played along joyfully and decided to pull out along the way. Very much a western culture! If you had some self respect and some respect for your family, you would have tossed away his phone number the first time he gave it to you. You wouldn’t go behind your husband’s and girlfriend’s (Tekeste’s wife) back and encouraged the relationship. You made yourself, your husband and your children a showcase. A bad one! After you did what you did and stayed away from the media or shut your mouth, people would not have known and you would have been left alone. It would have been between you and your God. Shame on you lady! Not because you have sinned because we all sin and we have a forgiving God. But you seem to put the blame fully on the man whom you commit adultery with and refuse to take responsibility. I have more respect for Tekeste than you. Whether it is genuine or not at least he said he was sorry.

  60. Melaku Biru says:

    This is the work of the meles Zenawi generation kids. Meles Zenawi generation kids are not worthy of being pastors or thrustworthy wives at all.
    Meles Zenawi generation commit sins like it is nothing. I say both did it willingly by mutual agreement. How many diasporas got successful marriage by marrying Meles Zenawi generation wives . 1 in a milliion maybe.

    • Tes says:

      Mr Melaku,
      I think u are telling us ur stupidity. Why u mix up things? I am sorry to tell u how stupid u are¡
      Meles is history maker. He is Hero! Please accept truth.

      • Melaku Biru says:

        Mr. Tes

        Here are Some of History of Human Rights Violations made Meles’s legacy and leadership grade to zero not a hero.

        There is a long history of gross human rights crimes reported as allegedly being committed, incited or empowered by this government. Only some of them have been investigated by well-respected international human rights organizations. These include the following: (1) the Anuak in 2005 and in 2006; (2) the Oromo in 2005; (3) the killing of election protestors in Addis Ababa in 2005; and (4) the Ogadeni in 2008 and the Somali in 2008.
        Most of the other reports of abuse included in the following chronological list are well-known among Ethiopians, but have not been officially investigated by international human rights organizations.

        In December 1991, after the Meles-led Tigrayan Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) came to power and prior to officially beginning the new government of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), TPLF forces killed 150 Amhara civilians in a small village of Arba Gugu in the Harar region.
        In March of 1992, 92 Oromo civilians, peacefully protesting for Oromo autonomy, were killed by government troops.
        In April of 1992, government troops again killed another 150 Amhara civilians in the town of Bedeno in the same region
        In December of 1992, the RPDRF forces abducted a mother and brother of suspected ex Derg militiaman from their home, and massacred them in a remote place called Gemadro forest of Shekacho zone (reported in EHRC special report, 1996).
        In January of 1993, during a student rally against the government, six students from Addis Ababa University were shot and killed, again by government security forces.
        In 1993/94, EPDRF forces murdered innocent persons (18 persons) simply they showed unhappiness as the way the forces killed a mother because she gave birth to a suspected rebel (reported EHRC special report 1996).
        In October 1995, Ato Mohammed Aba Metcha and Ato Ashebir Wolde Tsadik, both Judges of Gimbo Wereda Court in Kaffa Administrative Zone of Southern Ethiopia were at their regular duties on the bench of the Court were suddenly surrounded by armed policemen men with AK-4 automatic guns, under the direction EPDRF officials, because they were conducting an investigation onto number of corruption and rape cases carried out by the EPDRF officials- this shows the non-existence of judiciary independence.
        From September 1997 – to date, thousands of Shekacho people were evicted from their land in order to establish a coffee and tea plantation, as a result, the population were left to starve and lost their possession in the Shekacho zone. The land was given to east African coffee and tea Development Company connected to EPDRF officials.
        1997/2004, massive resettlement project was designed in the Shekacho land and local population were forcefully evicted from their land and all natural resources used by the population was destroyed, all forest cover were intentionally cleared in order to prevent the population escaping in the jungle and challenging the government authority. Forests have been burned and precious flora and fauna exterminated.
        In April of 2001, government forces killed forty Addis Ababa university students for simply demanding the academic freedom to publish a student newspaper.
        On March 10, 2002 in the town of Teppi, 200 protesters from the Mazenger and Shekicho ethnic groups were killed as they protested the regional boundary lines and for wanting to form a political party. This was orchestrated by the EPDRF security forces in order to create animosity among the Shekacho and Mazenger people who for centuries have coexisted and never gone to war.
        In May 24, 2002, 25 Sidamo civilians were killed in Awassa who were peacefully protesting the federal government’s involvement in the Sidamo regional affairs.
        In July of 2003, 47 Ethiopians from the Ogaden region were killed for protesting the federal government’s control of their regional government.
        On December 13, 2003, 424 innocent civilian Anuak were killed, followed by 1,500 more killings over the next two years.
        In May and November of 2005, 193 Ethiopian protestors were killed following the rigged elections.
        In 2005, election time, Mr dawit Gerito was murdered for being an opposition party representative in the Shekacho zone of southern Ethiopia, no one was brought to justice and his children are left hungry and destitute.
        In September of 2006, in the Jimma area of Oromia, more than 50 Christians were killed by Ethiopians using Muslim religious statements as they killed Christians. Official reports claimed them to be radical Muslims trained in Somalia. However, eyewitnesses reported that they recognized them as government supporters, backed up by the military. At about the same time, Muslims alleged similar crimes against them that were not officially reported.
        In January of 2006, Ethiopian troops invaded Somalia under the pretext of routing out Islamic terrorists on behalf of the new transitional government. Countless war crimes and crimes against humanity at the hands of the Ethiopian military have been reported and continue to be reported to this day (12/2008).
        In April 2007,Meredo Mega, a father of four children, was murdered in the Damot Weyde werda, Wolayita zone of the Southern nations, Nationalities and people’s region. The EPDRF police chief who killed this man was not brought to justice and continues to threaten the family of the deceased.
        From late 2005 to 2009, the Ethiopian military has been deployed to the Ogaden region of southeastern Ethiopia in a harsh suppression of any resistance, punishing an entire ethnic group for an insurgent group’s attack on the Chinese company exploring for natural gas in the region in August of 2005. Gross human rights crimes have been perpetrated, including the blocking of food aid to starving and malnourished people, and the intentional destruction of homes, crops, food supplies, cattle, wells and other infrastructure.
        In July of 2008 over 300 Beni-shangul people were killed, most of their political activists and leaders were among those targeted for death or subsequent imprisonment. The attackers were another ethnic group in collaboration with the government.
        In August of 2008, 18 Afar people peacefully opposing the EPRDF’s government policies were killed by Ethiopian troops.
        In September of 2008, Burji people from the Southern Nations were targeted for a government-sponsored and incited attack by a neighboring ethnic group, the Guji in a well utilized tactic of stirring up division between groups for their own purposes.
        In most of these situations, these crimes were committed by military or security forces representing the Ethiopian government. Rarely has anyone been held accountable or brought to justice.

        https://freedomhouse.org/blog/unhappy-legacy-meles-zenawi#.VON8BebF-xo

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  61. Konjet says:

    This is not his first practice. He is the worst pastor I ever encounter in my life. I am a married woman with high respect for my husband. He repeatedly asking me to go out with him and I said no to him and left his church. He is not the man of God. He takes his position and fame for his own advantage. I encounter him many times, even told him stop this bad behavior. But he does not listen now he paid the price.

  62. Desperate? me? says:

    @F.Worku
    Well said.I think you need to write more.

  63. Melese zenawi says:

    I THINK PASTOR TEKESTE USED THE OTHER HEAD WHEN HE ACT LIKE THIS. . HE SHOULD USE HIS UPPER HEAD TO THINK TWICE. BAD BOY !!

  64. Tomas says:

    This pastor is sick he needs help. He is thinking with his the lower head only.

  65. lemlem says:

    She has the money, she is a nurse, she and her husband paid air ticket, the hotel and she also paid for a dinner and for a drink.
    She went in the room, while she was changing her night close at midnight night ready to sleep he took a picture . And she said raped
    Our culture man has to pay all those expenses to date not women
    This old lady used her money for a guys. Here children need DNA test
    Husband you need to act as a husband don’t have a shame
    The lady is elzabel DELILAH
    GUYS STAY AWAY FROM HER

  66. Meski says:

    Merriage is established by God himself and when a pastor distroys what God had made he is up againest the allmighty God himself. On this website it looks to me a close friend of the pastor is trying to defend him, but ask yourself, shouldn’t he as a pastor carry more responsibility than her? After all he is a pastor who should help her to grow in the spirit. He is no pastor he is a fony. THE WOMAN AND THE PASTOR NEED JESUS. You both needs to give your life to Jesus.

  67. kahsay says:

    Do not take as a big deal. Tekeste is a single and weak person like you and me. The interviewer, me and any one have feelings and we might fall to such kind of sex abuse at any point. Let us see David. David fall the same like what you are talking about. Then he killed her husband. But God says David like my heart. God says David like my heart not to encourage him but he wants to show us that God is God of weak people and sinners and he is merciful God. Let me ask you one thing. Do you know what God says to those who accused the woman who done sex with others. In Israel law if any one fall into sexual abuses they will stone him to death. Do you know what Jesus for the accusers. ” Any one with out sin can stone her” As the bible tells us, every body go back and God ask her where are your accuses. I do not want to judge you but do not do sin again. That is it. We believe God of Mercy and not God of judgmental. Come on! Jesus says on Mathew 7:5 “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Yes take out your plank on your eyes before you see speck. By the way. Tekeste is one individual who fall down into sin. If it is true. No evidence and accusations cannot be evidence unless provide true by law or what ever concert way. Any way let accept as it is and then let me tell you one thing. Today more than 1000 flights are flying in the sky and we do not heard any news about the 1000 flights. But if one flight fall down, it will be a big news. Similarly, when Tekeste fall down into sin million Christians remained far from sins. As I say before our God is God of sinners and not God of self righteousness. Jesus on Luke 5:3 says, ” I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Tekeste is sinner and he repent and be free from sins” God is not like what you think and do. Come on! Revelation 12:10 says , “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brothers is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” By the way, ” What about those in other religious Institutions who do what ever they want to do in an open areas? I have so many justifications and proof evidences for such kind of Blasphemy related with sex and other evil deeds. I know it is allowed for them. It is not allowed for Tekeste because his faith is true faith. Many were accusing Jesus during his service time in this world. Jesus was accused of being “a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” The phrase is found in Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:34.
    Tekeste a big news of the year but there are so many supposed to be bigger news than Tekeste case which had not been advertised in such news broadcasters. Finally I would like to say to Tekeste. If you done it you have to do what David did. Ask for the Christian people heartily forgiveness who has been blessed with your spiritual song for so many years and ask repentance to God.

  68. Melkam says:

    He is a pastor. A pastor is supposed to be a rescuer of the lost sheep. Let’s say the woman was lost, I think she was. Shouldn’t it be the pastor responsibility to bring her home? Where’s this pastor lead this woman to? to sex and alcohol. I don’t understand the rational why some people are trying to attempt to justify what he had done, instead of encouraging him to get things right with God. As a pastor he should lead by being a model to those who attend his church. He should be able to give marriage counseling when couples have problems. How’s he going to do that when he has this kind of weaknesses. It may be necessary he will be seating with a woman alone in his office to give counseling. Can he control himself is something he should ask himself. He also needs to respect his own marriage. At this point, the best thing he can do is to learn the basic principles of the bible. He may know how to preach, he certainly have the voice, but what he needs is to live a righteous life. He needs to learn ethical conduct between himself and the people he serve. The service he provides shouldn’t include alcohol and sex.

  69. liza says:

    Sorry Ato Melaku with all these clear traps done by your wife you accused Tekeste? Both of you husband and wife did every thing purposely. Both of you are the one who arranged every thing from the starting. Are you Christians? Are you Ethiopians? I am sure you are not under a shelter of one Church, you look going here and there according to your wish. I am sorry for you all these burden of sin is upon you and you will pay for that. Tekeste is a human being like our father king David. His father’s hand is waiting for him, he can go under the cross and confess his sin then he is free, so what. He can be revived again, our God is merciful, he is not like you two. You both are like the devil who tempted Christ but Tekeste couldn’t be like Christ, he failed so what he will come back again to His righteousness. Please you both husband and wife as you took all your dramas to mass media VOA. confess again for your mischievous deeds for all listeners there at VOA other wise you will pay for that.

    • Tomas says:

      Liza
      You are very stupid. Why you blame only two? Why not Mr. Tekeste who is thinking with his lower head. How about the elders (The so called Pastors) who try to cover up. Tekeste needs counseling before He strikes again. If he continued like this he will destroy many families including yours. I am afraid he is dangerous like OJ Simpson.

      • liza says:

        The only thing expected from Tekeste is to confess his sin and he has already accepted his fault and has confessed his sin to God and also said sorry to the husband what else do you want, his next step with the Lord is up to him and the merciful God. But for Ato Melaku and his wife they are accusing him after they arranged the trap. They both defined the case as the lady is abused which is nonsense, they mean it is not her fault and she doesn’t need to confess, this is terrible. But for Tekeste he has opened the chance to go to the cross of Jesus Christ for mercy.

  70. Tes says:

    Liza,
    p/s read bible carefully. I don’t think that all sins are forgiven. This guy is not converted. this is not his first time. He used to do this when he was in Ethiopia. Liza you may get his F…king service after church. See him please. Good luck!

  71. jack says:

    Menem aydelem abatachem dawiten temelket negus new gen betam set yewod naber gen fetsamewen becha temelket

  72. Fiorina Worku says:

    Dear Desperate? Me?

    Thanks for readying my thoughts. I believe you are the only person who red it. On your suggestion of me writing more, well, what for? people seem not interested to engage in a productive discussion and contribute to social change. Rather they like to insult and defend each other and trying to involve regions here and divert the real issue. don’t you already observed how many Tekstes and Samis are out there who would do even worst thing than this one given the chance? It is so frustrating ha!? Same talking, the same kind of people are opinion leaders in Ethiopia politics . Can you imagine that!? anyways, thanks again.

  73. Melkam says:

    Florina, I have read your comment also, I thought you were brave for speaking out what happened to you while you were going in this pastor’s church. What happened to you was equally outrages and shows the repetitive of pastor Tekestes moral crisis. If we have more women who call a spade a spade and exposed such behavior we would have less incidence of pastors having multiple sex partner out side of their marrages. ( I am not refering all Pstors lack morale compass, but their may be some like this pastor) While this Pastor/singer tekeste behavier is disgracefull, same people chooses blindly to support him, and seems to be ready to give him some kind of trophy for what he had done, but they should also know they are not helping him, because despite the brouhaha, fair minded people knows he should not do what he was doing, particularly when he is infact a pastor. No one want him to stay broken, but it is essential that he clean his act, and live for God, instead of his sex appetite. Florina, I too would like to encourage you to write more with the focus to change this kind of act from the church. Church should be the leading example in keeping the moral. Please don’t think you can not change anythining, because you could. Yes, you will incounter some resistance because some people want to keep the status quo, some are chauvinist, or willing to turn a blind eye for one reason or another. But, don’t wait for other person to fix this kind of moral crisis, you are the one we’ve been waiting for. Speak up my sister.

  74. Melkam says:

    Florina, I mistook your comment with the one Konjet wrote, I apologize. But your comment are immensly important, and extremely fair, and balance assessment of the situation. I would also want to say the same thing to you that I said to Konjet,No one want him to stay broken, but it is essential that he clean his act, and live for God, instead of his sex appetite. Florina, I too would like to encourage you to write more with the focus to change this kind of act from the church. Church should be the leading example in keeping the moral. Please don’t think you can not change anythining, because you could. Yes, you will incounter some resistance because some people want to keep the status quo, some are chauvinist, or willing to turn a blind eye for one reason or another. But, don’t wait for other person to fix this kind of moral crisis, you are the one we’ve been waiting for. Speak up my sister.

  75. solomon says:

    geta ye miherat amlak naw . ke geta gar beneseha ketesmamah ayzoh tenesena ketel gena bezu menged tiguazaleh enetseleyelehalen geta kante gar yehun tebarek!!!!

  76. Lemi says:

    Man of God, Tekeste Getnet you have served your Lord for the past decades with your anointed songs THANKS A MILLION !! And keep on singing ጌታ መጀመሪያ ሲወደን በምክንያት ስላልሆነ ዛሬ በምክንያት አይተውህም ። አሁንም የኢየሱስ ፍቅር ብርቱ ነው!! አይዞህ የእግዚአብሔር ሰው እግዚአብሔር የእንደገና አምላክ ነው ። ተነስተህ ቀጥል

    ዛሬም ኢየሱስ ላንተ ያለው ፍቅር ጥልቅ ነው።
    የኢየሱስ ደም ፈራጅ አይደለም ።

    እንወድሀለን: እናከብርሀለን።

    አንተ ገና በዝማሬህ ትውልድን ታስመልጣለህ ።

    ከተማው አውርቶ ሲበቃው ያቆማል አንተ ግን ከእግዚአብሔር ጋር ገና ድሮ በንሰሀ ሰለታረቅክ ። ኩነኔ አይሰማህ።
    አደራ የምልህ መልስ ለየትኛውም ሚድያ ለመስጠት አትሞክር ።
    ዝም ብለሕ አምልክ ጌታ የአንተንም የቤተሰብህንም ልብ የጠብቃል።

    .We love you Man of God!!

  77. Elijah says:

    no one is perfect

  78. Lyu says:

    I am glad this alcholic and sex addicted maniac is been exposed. He is not a pastor, he is a fony. Any pastors who is doing the same as he is doing should confess and turn away from thier wicked ways. Get yourself back into the word of God before you even begin preaching. God does not have shortage of preachers and singers. Any body can preach this days, what we need is pastors with at most character and integrity, pastors who lead by examples. You can not fool around and call youself a pastor at the same time. You can not have two masters, choose one and choose Jesus.

  79. Tigist Kebede says:

    Bekidmia yemafrew BEBALSH new b/c silanchi shintun getro sikeraker, yhehe dirgitsh yemaisayew min aynet astedadeg endadegsh ena matured honesh woldesh kebdesh yaltewesh, Minalbatm Tekeste famous silohonebish yhonal yifa yawotashw engi BIZU TEKESTOCH astenagideshal, anchin behon yemaergew,enkuan kis likes,rasen new yematefaw,yemimekrachu neger “ANCHI LEBALSH TIRU MIST LELJOCHSH MISALE YEMATHOGNI ” silhonsh hulun neger titesh yetmona gize yasfelgshal……… Behig teyzoal yalshiwn teyw b/c gudayu wedeanchim lizor silemichl M…A..FER…R….IA…… NESH yesrahsn yistsh

  80. abusha says:

    yeqer yebaleshe

  81. lydia says:

    asaig new gene tekesete malet e/r adelm setan eyesousen fetenotal gene betam new emazenew and siet qete bela wede houtal hada ketegiach behewala yetaweqebeigal bela edezeh ayent newer sera yaregech siat bota seto maweyayet asefelagi adelem lemen bebal yehech siet tegeda yetedeferech adelechem neger gen zemare samen houl seme atefetalech agelgay ayesasatem maleta adelem gen bezu weshet aweretalech yehech dena poles yasefelgatal . eheta baregeshew neger betam azeigebeshalew geta ayteweshem lebalebatesh gene ke geta mesenanat yehoun lachem lepaseterem geta meheret yadergelachehu

  82. Haimanot Alemayehu says:

    kante kezih yetashale neger altebkim mikniyatum mejemeriya eyesus kirstosen amalaj sitle new ayinnh Yetawerew degmo ante ke kidus dawit gar sayihon mewedadre yalebh keseytan gar new mikniyatume dawit amlkotu tikikl leber ? ante gin temeles benefism besgam tawrehel !

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