The Methodist Church of Southern Africa says it notes the twitter apology of the Reverend Vukile Mehana regarding what the church says is offensive and shocking utterances.
The Office of the Presiding Bishop says it has become aware of a recording of a private conversation between Mehana and another person which has surfaced on social media.
In the recording he allegedly makes demeaning remarks against women in the ministry.
The church says it notes with dismay the blatant disrespect and portrayal of women who are characterised in a dismissive, humiliating and degrading manner.
The church says it has noted Mehana’s apology on twitter but will not comment any further at this stage – as an investigation is underway.
Communiqué on Rev Dr Mehana and Raymond Sibanga’s Recording pic.twitter.com/Gv5UWsxVNT
— WESLEY GUILD (SA) (@WesleyGuildSA) December 31, 2018