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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 1 January 2023


Church Elder caught having sex with wife’s best friend whose husband is in jail

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A married church elder Richard Phiri has been disgraced.

This comes after Phiri, an elder of a Pentecostal church in Chipangali, Eastern Province, Zambia was caught allegedly sleeping with the wife of his best friend who is serving a jail sentence.

According to Zambia Observer, the church senior district pastor, Reuben Shonga, confirmed to have received a report of adultery involving the church elder, but said he was yet to meet with the parties involved.

Richard Phiri, of Madzi-a Tuwa Resettlement Scheme, was caught having s3x with his wife’s best friend and fellow church member, Patricia Mbewe, whose husband is serving an 11-month jail sentence at Namuseche Correctional Facility in Chipata.

According to his friend, Wonani Mumba, who also witnessed the church elder being apprehended, Phiri was caught pants down at the woman’s house.