Charges laid against Pastor Mboro, but he hits back at critics

2017-12-28 17:15
Pastor Mboro. (File, Nation Nyoka, News24)

Pastor Mboro. (File, Nation Nyoka, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH: We begged the paramedic, we never assaulted her - Pastor Mboro

2017-12-27 15:40

Controversial pastor Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng helped a grieving mother lay charges of culpable homicide against paramedics on Wednesday, claiming that they wasted time berating the woman instead of helping her ill child. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg – Controversial Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng has slammed his critics after assault and intimidation charges were laid against him, following the death of a three-year-old at his church this past weekend.

Mboro helped Nontombi Gwam, 42, to lay charges of assault and culpable homicide against Ekurhuleni emergency services personnel on Wednesday after her daughter Latoya died at the church on Sunday.

Mboro was accused of assaulting one of the paramedics and they laid the charges against him on the same day.

But he has defended himself, speaking out against critics, including the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) who criticised him on Wednesday.

Commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said: "It is not for the religious leader to encourage people to bring people to them who are extremely ill. Churches are not supposed to be hospitals."

Mboro responded on Thursday and questioned the point of the statement.

"Everybody knows that the church in general is not a hospital, so I wonder what the point of that statement was. I urge the CRL to read the statement of the late Latoya’s mother before making any remarks," he said.

"Everybody, including members of the CRL, need both prayer and medication if they so require," Mboro said.

READ: Churches are not supposed to be hospitals, says CRL Rights Commission

He said he was aware of the charges against him and had made representations to the prosecutor in the matter.

However, of greater concern was the state of the medical profession in the country, he said.

ALSO READ: Mboro - 'It is my duty to pray for the child'

"We must never lose sight of the fact that an innocent three-year-old child Latoya lost her life because of the negligence of the paramedics," he said.

"After much discussion with the mother of the late Latoya and her family, she requested that I lodge a call for all people that have been traumatised by medical personnel or paramedics, to come forward and complain so that their complaints can be investigated," Mboro said.

"It is a very sad reflection that certain government officials that are charged to deal with the health of the population, can conduct themselves in the manner that this paramedic did," he said.

Police spokesperson Captain Lesetja Mathobela confirmed that assault and intimidation charges had been laid against Mboro.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  healthcare  |  religion

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.