Ex-church minister shoplifts sex aid

2012-03-01 10:31

Johannesburg - A retired Dutch Reformed Church minister has been arrested for shoplifting herbal erection medication from a Pretoria pharmacy, Beeld reported on Thursday.

The 60-year-old man, Stephanus Ferreira van Huyssteen, paid a R500 admission of guilt fine at the Sinoville police station before being released on Wednesday.

An employee at the Dischem pharmacy in Wonderboom Junction saw "the dominee" hide a packet of Maximor, a herbal sexual enhancer, in his pocket, according to the newspaper.

He paid for several other items, but neglected to pay for the Maximor and was apprehended by several security guards as he left the shop.

The minister claimed to have forgotten about the box after stuffing it into his pocket because his hands were full of groceries.

Van Huyssteen, who was known as Dr Fanie, retired as the reverend of the NG congregation in Montana in northern Pretoria in 2005.

  • Seducect - 2012-03-01 10:41

    Looks like prayer ain't enough to raise it from the dead...

      jowza1 - 2012-03-01 10:50

      the conviction will surely give him a lift

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 11:34

      @Delusion...shame, you probably are another atheist who just loves articles like this because it shows you that a dominee is also human. Just a shame that the majority of Christians already know that and only a minority within certain denominations -cough- catholic church idolise certain people (the pope,bishops,cardinals) to more than just being human beings. And if "The Bible taught me two more things: a) One is that God loves you and you are going to burn in hell. b) The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love."-- Butch Hancock " is what the Bible "taught" you then you obviously you were one of those 'christians' who don't read the Bible themselves because nowwhere in the Bible does it state that sex is filthy, you just interpreted it that way and that's your own problem. You are a sad sad person Delusion and you won't ever believe in anything other than your ignorant convictions.

      Fredster - 2012-03-01 11:37

      Delusion...Your name says it all a)God does love you , and if you accept Him, you wont burn in hell b)The Bible does not have quotes of Butch the Bible clearly did not teach you anything

      Honest Raymond Makoi - 2012-03-01 11:48

      @heinrich... Look at you really... I am a proud catholic and stop trying to put your misgivings onto others... And you call us a minority... We the biggest christian denomination in the world so obviously u part of the deluded minority... Rather keep your delusional thoughts in your own head please..

      John - 2012-03-01 11:49

      @ Delusion... Appropriate FB photo. You with your head in the sand... And I don't believe that you've done much reading of the Bible... but rather other people opinions and biases

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 11:52

      This just has to be the funniest story of the week. This guy would have been one of the Apartheid regime's "Christelike Nasionaal" enforcers of "sies" and claiming how Christians have higher moral values than non-believers. A big time supporter of banning porn, banning Playboy, ranting on about liberalism, adultery, unmarried sex, sex other than for procreation, etc. So he is exposed as just another bloody religious hypocrite. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *choke* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..............

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 11:56

      Obviously you didn't realy read my comment @Honest Raymond Makoi, I said "a minority within certain denominations" do you know what that means? I'm talking about tradionalist catholics, the minority of people within the Catholic denomination...maybe next time read something thorougly before you comment because then you would have seen that I didn't generalise about all catholics.

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 12:18

      LOL Delusion are you still missing the point here that people read what they want to read in the people? People are homophobes, not God, people make dumb choices, not God. And now you quote something about the old testament? Ever read the New Testament? Because quoting the old testament out of context of the New Testament is completely irrelevant. Lets face it Delusion, you have a problem with God because your still an immature anti-establishment rebel who doesn't like feeling bad for the things you do wrong.

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 12:35

      Maybe one day when you are stuck in the dark, Delusion, will you appreciate light. For now, your dumb logic seems to keep you alive. It's a shame you don't have faith anymore cos it would obviously have done you good. But you are so brainwashed by your own lies that you are blind to what faith has done for other people. I hope light finds its way to you one day Delusion.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 13:02

      @Delusion You sure have these guys to rights.

      James - 2012-03-01 13:20

      well it wouldn't stand up in court...

      Merven - 2012-03-01 13:30

      Christians never do wrong, Satan made him do it! The funny thing is, he probably stole the stuff because he was too embarrassed to buy it, now every body knows of him.

  • Fredster - 2012-03-01 10:46

    ...Oh let's hear from Godfrey and partners...

      poaul - 2012-03-01 11:13

      What do you want to hear? Nothing that you haven't heard since primary school I'm sure...

      Fredster - 2012-03-01 11:37

      Poaul...Is your name Godfrey?

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 11:53

      See my post above BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *choke* hypocrites *choke* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

      Fussed - 2012-03-01 14:10

      Cought with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 14:18

      @Fredster69 Your move I think!

  • John - 2012-03-01 10:48

    He had to pay an admission of guilt fine as it wouldn't stand up in court.

      jowza1 - 2012-03-01 10:54


      Fussed - 2012-03-01 11:16

      Mr Van Huyssteen, the lable clearly states erection, not reserection, Also this herb does not raise the dead

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 13:04

      @Fussed He was caught stealing. Naughty. Broke the rules. Hell bound for sure. Pity really. If he used the stuff he may have felt a little burning sensation in this life.

      Sharon - 2012-03-01 14:38

      The box was supposed to give him a lift, not the other way around! Maybe he misread the label.

      Fussed - 2012-03-01 16:26

      Must be having a downer right now

  • keimord - 2012-03-01 10:52

    HARD to believe....tltltltl.

      Fussed - 2012-03-01 11:20

      Correstion Keimord, Not hard to belive

      keimord - 2012-03-01 11:35

      @ Fussed : I STAND corrected....lmao

      Fussed - 2012-03-01 14:46

      @ keimord, see that was'ent HARD now was it

  • Ben - 2012-03-01 10:52

    Hemust have completely lost it.

      jowza1 - 2012-03-01 10:56

      no it was there all the just shrunk

      Fussed - 2012-03-01 15:32

      Women have a hysterectony, what he needs is an addacocktome

  • Matshidiso - 2012-03-01 10:57

    Well, its better than raping children in an attempt to fix himself. Shame he was embarassed to ask for help, agshame.

      Danielle - 2012-03-01 11:33

      I agree. I sure there are far worse crimes to report on than something this petty. Maybe instead of adding to what was obviously an embarressing episode for a old man who made a mistake in judgement in a moment of fear of embaressment- news24 could actually report on something newsworthy. I lose way more sleep over the rapists and murders than I do over old men who shoplift!

      david.flewellen - 2012-03-01 17:55

      "Thou shalt not molest children" didn't make it to the Ten Commandments. "Thou shalt not steal" did make it. Therefore, according to the Ten Commandments, what he did was *worse* than raping children. (Of course, the Ten Commandments are not the basis of human morality, and no civilised person would dream of saying that raping a child is not as bad as stealing some winkie-hardening pills.)

  • Byron - 2012-03-01 10:59

    It must have been hard for him to spend time in custody

  • Eduard - 2012-03-01 11:03


  • Whispers4life - 2012-03-01 11:06

    shame this is so sad, next time he should get someone to buy it for him instead and i agree this is not news worthy!

  • Karabo Seleke - 2012-03-01 11:12

    This is such a Daily Sun type of story. Shame on you News24!

  • Andre - 2012-03-01 11:17

    Anyone can make a mistake.

      Fussed - 2012-03-01 11:22

      Wanna give him a hand then

      jowza1 - 2012-03-01 11:26


  • Heinrich - 2012-03-01 11:21

    Ok, I want to know why the media focuses on an ex-reverend (who is also a human btw) stealing sex aids while a shop in Mogwase has ads for viagra all over the place and while teens and others also shop-lift various things? Remember, if you make an idol out of a human being obviously you're gonna be dissapointed when you find out they're also just human.

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 11:47

      Oh, so your lashing out now because someone 'condemned' you? Maybe you should've read the article, it was a Dutch Reformed Reverend, a Protestant, not a Catholic Priest who has to stay celibate. This just adds to your ignorance Delusion. And you obviously don't know the church leaders that I know cos the ones I know aren't forever condemning or threatening. The church leaders I know make a huge difference in the communities where they serve. Maybe you should change your whole perception of things and maybe help and stop bitching and moaning about things.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 11:56

      Yeah, these Christians are always claiming that belief in their version of the imaginary sky daddy make them more moral than us nasty atheists. Man, this is just so funny. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *choke* hypocrites *choke* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 12:06

      Shame Godfrey, self-projection is tough ain't it? You call 'christians' who obviously judged you for something 'hypocrites' yet you are doing the same? I would call that being a hypocrite.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 12:09

      @Heinrich Look up the meaning of the word hypocrite and then explain to me in what way I am being hypocritical.

      Heinrich - 2012-03-01 12:30

      So your going to stereotype all priests now? Wow..what ignorance Godfrey. It's apparent that your a regular commentator here and that you try to seem intelligent, but your plain ignorance and genralisation gives your stupidity away. And it's sad that you have nothing better to do than only throw a few words like "hypocrite" around. I hope someday you get over the injustices that people have done to you. But you will probably remain a little kid with your CAPS-LOCK little laugh "BWAHAHAHAHAHAH" and the people around you will have to suffer under your immaturity. Now, off to better things than feeding your stupity.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 12:39

      Giggle Heirich I never said all. But lets agree, thousands upon thousands of children world-wide have been proven to have been sexually abused by the Catholic clergy in recent times. USA Ireland Netherlands UK etc., etc. And that is just the countries where the dirty buggers have been exposed and statistics are available. One can only imagine the unnamed horrors perpetrated by these 'vigins" for God in South America, Africa and Asia. And to be fair, Protestants, at least in the US, can be worse. The Associated Press reported recently that three insurance companies receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by Protestant clergy, challenging the assumption that clergy sexual abuse is an exclusively Catholic problem that does not take place in other churches.

      Schmee - 2012-03-01 13:51

      Phew finally Heinrich has stopped ranting. It's exactly that kind of attitude that convinced me to become an atheist.

  • Lucky Manaswe - 2012-03-01 11:29

    I wonder who was he going to bang, wife or mistress.

      raegan.mcreed - 2012-03-01 11:51

      the tea girl....

  • rodney.scholtz - 2012-03-01 11:37

    Don't think this was newsworthy....but nevertheless DomiNEE! Here is a little humor that might lift it not said to "laat die dooies met rus?" but then;... you believe in the for the 3rd day and then maybe try again. Trust things will be looking up soon. All the best :-)

  • John - 2012-03-01 11:50

    This guys nuts... made my day...

  • David Flewellen - 2012-03-01 11:53

    Does the Bible have anything to say about stealing? To me, that's the big issue here. He's entitled to use whatever he needs to enhance his love life, so that's a non-issue. It's the *stealing* that we ought to be outraged about, especially from someone who's meant to be a representative of, and subject to, a moral code that explicitly forbids stealing.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 12:58

      "a moral code"? I assume you mean the moral code that is supposed to stop people who believe in a particular god from committing immoral acts: the code that normal people take for granted and adhere to without being threatened with an imaginary hell. Well that moral code obviously did not work for Hansie, Joost and this dominie guy.

      david.flewellen - 2012-03-01 17:43

      @Godfrey: That's the thing - even *with* the threat of hell deeply imprinted in his mind, he still went ahead and stole something. Imagine how much worse he'd act if he was liberated from the threat of eternity in hell? The alternative explanation: He's so smugly confident of his place in heaven that he thinks that he can get away with violating one of the basic tenets of his faith. All he has to do is pray for forgiveness, and his place in heaven doesn't get put in jeopardy. Prayer as a "get out of hell free" card... what a disgustingly immoral concept.

  • Steets79 - 2012-03-01 11:59

    I am sure he has a normal sex life, and needed a lift, like many other older men... and yes it might be embarrasing to do the purchase the first time...

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 13:17

      Obviously prayer didn't work then?

      Merven - 2012-03-01 13:34

      Yes Godfrey, it is 'hard' to believe.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 14:21

      Ag shame I actually have a 'soft' spot for the poor deluded fellow.

  • kabelo.leballo - 2012-03-01 12:01

    Lord have mercy.... #dead

  • paul.maarman - 2012-03-01 12:05

    sex aid, was thinking a dildo!

  • zane.blignaut - 2012-03-01 12:16

    Shame the poor guy was probably too embarrassed to purchase the meds, so he thought stealing would be a better option.. Hahaha.. now its blasted all over the news

  • Duane - 2012-03-01 12:18

    Cmon guys, the old bullet just wanted to have a sh@g - absolutely nothing wrong with that I reckon.

      Duane - 2012-03-01 12:57

      Didn't mean to imply that shoplifting was OK, however the majority of the comments on this story seem to be focusing on the issue of whether or not a dominee should or should not be sh@gging. Dominee or not, there is a reason why they came up with that dodgy old song "Afrikaners is pleserig" :)

      Merven - 2012-03-01 13:36

      You guys must see the crime in 'context' to the bible.

  • Bigsister - 2012-03-01 12:57

    Wahahaha, this made me laugh out loud. 2nd time today.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 13:00

      Please, please stop it. All this laughing is catching and it now hurts.

  • Schmee - 2012-03-01 13:01

    ROFL I can see why such a non-newsworthy article should be published. News24 staff are having a rip roaring time reading all the comments and so have I. I sort of feel sorry for the guy though. The story is prompting comments just because he is a minister and people think that he is meant to be against sex. Must be awfully embarrassing for him.

      Schmee - 2012-03-01 13:29

      True, I forgot about the shoplifting because there were so many comments about the sex. Just goes to show how one can get sidetracked from the real issue. Thanks for setting me straight.

  • Jackky - 2012-03-01 13:32

    guys we must look at de other side of coin b4 we crucify this man.there is 99% possibility that his actions wasn't intentional...considering his status and age i totally disagree that he can descend so low to steal a mere herbal sex aid that wont cost more than a hundred rands.and may god 4give that employee who is seeking unnecessary attention or promotion that raised the unwarranted alarm.

      celeste.rsa - 2012-03-01 13:44

      I agree. He probably found it embarrassing, put it into his pocket to hide from view and forgot about it when he paid for the other items.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 14:25

      The really dumb part of this is the the herbal remedy would not work anyway. Alternative medicines are called alternative because, if the did in fact work, they would no longer be called alternative.

  • Grant Olivier - 2012-03-01 13:34

    The church called him in to face a disciplinary committee and he asked if he could bring his own toys.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 14:25

      Enough already!

  • Chez - 2012-03-01 13:35

    Shame, i think this story is sad and should not even have been written. loads of people get caught shoplifiting loads of stuff but this one makes it to the press?? He was obviously shy about the problem and now his whole family know about it. How many people posting comments here have need for such medication? Shame on you for laughing at him. he is a person like the rest of us. To the day you will be needing this medication and i hope you remember your nasty comments and squirm with shame!

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 14:27

      Jeez, Delusion. You are much too sharp for these guys today.

      alyn.adams - 2012-03-01 17:01

      Chez, there is no "need" for erection medication; the world will not become a nastier place with fewer erections in it. True, there is "desire" for it, when people cannot accept the inevitability of ageing, but that's not the same as "need"...

  • Den - 2012-03-01 15:12

    so many wankers on news24, quit scary.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-01 17:03

      I agree, the religious parrots really have little to contribute.

  • Evan - 2012-03-01 22:30

    Was chatting to a pharmacist friend the other day and was told that 'sexually' related items were those most often stollen, primarily because people are sometimes just too embarrassed to take them to the counter and buy them. Imagine you're well known in the community and require something to give you a boost, you may also balk at the idea of the community knowing you had to buy some pills. Perhaps the risk of "pinching" the product in question seemed way better than having the community gossiping about your flagging reputation. People do strange things.

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-07-25 12:00

    Some people have lost the plot

  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-10-05 11:47

    Do not steal; the government does not like competition

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