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Rape accused pastor feels unsafe

2012-01-13 22:30

Polokwane - A Limpopo pastor accused of raping three members of his church claimed in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Friday that police want him to be abused by other awaiting trialists.

He asked, through his lawyer, to be moved from the Mankweng police station to the Polokwane police station's holding cells.

He said he felt unsafe in the Mankweng cells, where awaiting-trial prisoners were kept.

Magistrate Janine Ungerer said it was up to the police to decide where to put him.

He is facing three separate charges of rape. They were laid by a 14-year-old girl, an 18-year-old from Polokwane and by a 20-year-old from Seshego, north-west of Polokwane

He has since claimed he had consensual sex with the teenager and that the other two cases were concocted by church members whom he had barred from attending his church.

Defence witness who testified on Friday claimed the victims were bitter because their church membership had been terminated.

The case continues on Monday.

Comments
  • Gerda - 2012-01-13 23:35

    What a joke - he feels unsafe. Good! What about his victims, how did they feel when he raped them. Please move him to max prison where he will enjoy the pleasures of other prison rapists.

      rbczovczov - 2012-01-14 07:22

      I see he has met Bubba.

  • Leendert - 2012-01-14 00:36

    Day in, day out, we read of these pastors and ministers from around the world. It's time we all saw religion for what it really is: the root of all evil. Abolish it now!!

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2012-01-14 00:54

    He should feel unsafe, his kind of communities stone people to death, good luck dude, you're screwed!

      Yar - 2012-01-14 07:55

      Unsafe is something he needs to feel. It's his turn. I think he should get bail and have his whereabouts published by the media.

  • Vusi - 2012-01-14 07:43

    He is a comedian

  • Nada Nozimbali - 2012-01-14 09:41

    I didn't know church membership can be terminated.. Ay! This Priest! And how can the man of God have consensual sex with a kid young enough to b his own.. I ain't judging am just saying...

  • RiĆ«tte - 2012-01-14 11:04

    So he feels he deserves to feel safe from the kind of perverse actions he inflicted on others? Even worse that he is supposed to be someone of moral values being a pastor and all? What is schmuck!

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-14 13:17

    Pray and your god will give U the same protection he gave that little girl you abused. Do unto others as you would do to yourself.

  • Neville - 2012-01-14 20:21

    He is a great embarrassment to the body of Christ.Prison is the safest place for him

  • rina.breed - 2012-01-18 18:17

    Does he feel unsafe, unsaved or unshaved?

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