AFM pastor in sex scandal

2005-03-06 22:34
Johannesburg - An Apostolic Faith Mission pastor, who is facing charges relating to the sexual harassment of young girls, will know his fate this week.

A disciplinary council of the Apostolic Faith Mission will deliver judgment on Wednesday after a hearing at the weekend.

The name of the Richard's Bay pastor is being withheld on legal advice. Although he appeared in the magistrate's court last Thursday, he still has to plead. He will appear again on Monday.

According to AFM sources, the pastor is widely known in church circles and he and his family have played a prominent role in the church for many years.

Beeld learnt that some of the girls' parents decided to take the case to the police after the AFM started its investigation into the allegations.

Pieter Swanepoel, a Sasol director, led the AFM investigation.

After hearing the case on Saturday, the AFM's disciplinary council reserved judgment in order to study more documents regarding the allegations.

This is the second AFM pastor to appear before the AFM's disciplinary council this year.

At the end of January, pastor Jan Niemand of Vanderbijlpark was found guilty on various charges relating to the "application of the AFM's money and property". He was removed from office.

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