Zelda and Ray McCauley to divorce
Pastor Ray McCauley’s wife Zelda is going to divorce him, the Rhema Bible Church said on Thursday.
“The executive board of Rhema Bible Church and the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC) are sad to announce that Pastor Ray McCauley has received from Zelda notice of her intention to file for divorce,” church administrator Giet Khoza said in a statement.
Ray McCauley was “devastated”, but handling the matter “spiritually”.
The McCauleys have been married for 10 years. It was the third marriage for Zelda, a former model.
“Both the leadership of the IFCC and Rhema Bible Church are of the firm belief that divorce is not desirable and should be the last resort. However, they would like to respect Mrs Zelda McCauley’s decision to file for divorce.”
McCauley, a former bodybuilder, would in the meantime take time off from work.
The couple’s marriage had been on the rocks before.
In 2008, News24 reported the couple’s marriage had “irretrievably broken down and divorce was imminent”.
But after lengthy mediation by church elders, the couple reconciled.
This is McCauley’s second divorce.
His first wife Lyndie filed for divorce in 2000, after 21 years of marriage. - Sapa