Women the source of all evil: Rwandan preacher

File: The Rwanda Media Commission is to investigate a Rwandan preacher who said on radio that God does not favour women as they are the source of all evil. Photo: AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE

JOHANNESBURG – The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) is to next week investigate a preacher after he called women “the source of all evil” in a radio sermon, the BBC reported on Friday.

Seventh Day Adventist preacher Nicolas Niyibikora told listeners "women are out of God's favour" during the broadcast on Amazing Grace radio in January, warning "there is nothing good you can find in women."

"If you've read the Bible, who brought sin into the world," he asked listeners, adding: "It was not a man."

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Rwanda’s The New Times reported his comments provoked a storm of anger with Pro-Femme Twese Hamwe holding a press conference, warning such utterances could "bring hatred and conflict among Rwandans, if nothing is urgently done about it.”

RMC executive secretary Emmanuel Mugisha said the radio station is going to have to explain itself.

Niyibikora was expelled from the Seventh Day Adventists in Rwanda five years ago and the church has subsequently made efforts to distance itself from the controversial preacher.

African News Agency

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