Pastor charged with third rape

2012-01-05 20:00

Johannesburg - A Limpopo pastor being held in custody in connection with the rape of two teenagers will appear in court in Seshego on Friday on a third rape charge, police said.

A 20-year-old woman, also from Seshego where the pastor was first accused, laid a charge with police on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old pastor was arrested at his home in Seshego on Tuesday for the alleged rape of a young woman, now aged 18, between 2009 and 2010. This followed his release on R2 000 bail on a rape charge involving a 14-year-old girl, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

He appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Thursday for the second rape. He was being held in a Polokwane police station's cells.

Mulaudzi said more women were expected to come forward now that the silence around the pastor's alleged crimes had been broken.

"It's going to be tricky because we are moving him between two courts and there might have to be some agreement that all cases can be heard at one venue."

Mulaudzi said Seshego residents were angry. Several people had arrived outside the court waving placards and demanding justice.

"The suspect was surprised when the police arrived for the second time to arrest him," he said.

  • Sifiso - 2012-01-05 20:11

    Congratulations to the 20year old woman for breaking the silence! In future, government needs to distribute pamphlets which discourage silence. When victims see that the government actually cares, then hopefully they won't be scared to come out. It is intimidating to come out against a respected member of the community. But when a victim knows that the government is on her side, it will give her extra courage to break the silence.

  • Gordon - 2012-01-05 20:19

    Disgusting,while he is preaching the gospel he rapes young girls,can you actually believe this?.It seem that SA is becoming just like the DRC ,where rape is the national pastime.Bring back the death penalty,pleez,this is getting out of hand!

  • AllesIs - 2012-01-05 20:21

    Mat 7:15 "Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are really like wild wolves.

  • NickvanderLeek - 2012-01-05 20:28

    Christianity once again used as a 'cover', because surely a good, god fearing person would never do this. The man-of-god association is used more often than many realise, for exactly the reason - you're less likely to be suspicious of such a man, and at the same time, everyone is more gullible. Simple abuse of trust. The downside of faith in the absence of works (but presence of who someone pretends to be in their own words) is that when their works do come to light they're a bit disappoiting.

      Elle-Black - 2012-01-06 09:25

      @ Atheitis you cant help yourself can you? Actually if you know anything about religion then you would know that it is the foundation of the necessity for self evaluation. There are liers and deceiptful people everywhere, and they will use whatever devices they have at their disposal to fulfil their twisted desires, in this case the so-called pastor lured his victims into a false sense of security by using the word of God,that is in no way God's fault he gave us free will to either choose to do good according to what he prescribes in the bible or one can choose to act otherwise,the pastor chose to act otherwise he was not instructed by God to do so

      Elle-Black - 2012-01-06 13:14

      @ Atheitis, honestly dont take this the wrong way but it sounds to me like you are extremely angry at God for some or other reason, you do believe in God regardless of how much you would like to believe you dont,and that is eveident in the way to blame God for the actions of so called christians,you feel that he should somehow stop them from behaving in a immoral manner, and by the way dont you think that by blaming religion for somebody's bad behaviour you are doing exactly what you accuse religion of doing? and that is "removing the individual's neccesity for self evaluation" I agree that you may be very well versed on the subject of religion,probably far better than i could ever be but it's through faith that I believe in God and that's all he asks for. That's how i prove that he exists.

  • Robi - 2012-01-05 20:51

    Country road take me to the safe place in South Africa Gauteng province? NO! my cars will be hijacked and assets stolen Limpopo? No! pastors will rape my daughters Mpumalanga? No! there are more political assasinations there Western Cape? No! gangsters will mistaken me for drug lord Eastern cape? No! my daughter will be forced to marry older men North West? NO! there are more farms violence Free state? NO! police kills innocent people there Kwazulu NaTAL? NO! Police squad kills suspects before appearing in courts No! there is insufficient disaster management Northen Cape? No! I do not want to live in orania Where can i go , take me home country road

      Louise - 2012-01-05 21:11

      Cut the f#$%ers nuts off Marc

  • Marie - 2012-01-06 18:37

    @Atheitis - according to Psalm 14v1 - 'The fool has said in his heart, "there is no God" - you would do well by becoming a wise man. You are probably very intelligent and knowledgable, but wisdom is something else, bru.

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