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Mboro hold radio presenters hostage

08 February 2012, 21:41

He is widely-known as a “man of god” and has went on claiming to perform miracles and healing people but on Monday evening the prophet who is named after a male organ revealed his side which left masses shocked, irritated and baying for his blood.

Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng arrived with his entourage at Thetha FM’s premises at Isikhumbuzo Secondary School in Orange Farm, extension 2 for his usual radio show but found doors locked and demanded explanation.  Up-on not getting answers he was infuriated and retaliated by producing a pistol, blocked the entrance with his car and declared “war” to staff members as he hurled insults. Acting on Motsoeneng’s instructions his bodyguards manhandled a presenter and pointed firearms at two reporters from a national newspaper threatening to confiscate their equipment.

In a fit of rage the presenters stormed into the studio and interrupted normal programming by going on-air and informed the listeners about the mayhem; this angered them and within a blink of an eye community members graced the scene to witness the drama.

Motsoeneng is said to be bringing a lot of revenue to the station through his religious shows and as such has been treating presenters like dirt claiming to be the one who pays their salary and this didn’t go down well with the staff and last week was the last straw as the station’s breakfast show’ crew urged the management to attend to the matter; this come after the prophet harassed a sports presenter telling him that “he was playing sh@#t music during his time slot”.

“Judging by how things transpired on the day we have a reason to believe that one of our colleagues (name known to this blogger) tipped the prophet about our intention, because even his back-up didn’t take long to arrive” said a presenter.

Motsoeneng’s fleets of cars were damaged as community members punched the tyres and demanded Mboro be handed to them for a “respect lesson” they were willing to give to him for free however together with his bodyguards were rescued as they fled the scene in a police car.

In a meeting that convened between the station’s management, prophet and presenters where solution was to be sought it was agreed that the prophet should be released and never set his foot ever again at the station.

On arrival at the Orange Farm Police Station, Motsoeneng’s alias who was the presenter at the station was already there and took it upon him to address the concerned community members, it was through his conversation on the phone with Motsoeneng and negative comment about his (former) colleagues which saw community members taking matters into their hands but the police soon took control of the situation.

Meanwhile the cops disarmed Motsoeneng and his bodyguards and a case of malicious damage to property and pointing of firearms was laid.

 

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