Controversial pastor accused of abusing women to remain in custody

2017-04-21 14:31
The pastor who was wanted for sexual crimes in handcuffs at the Hawks office in Port Elizabeth. (Cara-Lee Dorfling, Netwerk24, file)

The pastor who was wanted for sexual crimes in handcuffs at the Hawks office in Port Elizabeth. (Cara-Lee Dorfling, Netwerk24, file)

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Port Elizabeth - The controversial pastor sought in relation to sexual offences in Port Elizabeth will remain in police custody for another 12 days, the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court said on Friday.

The pastor made a brief appearance on Friday and his matter was postponed to May 3.

The 58-year-old was arrested by the Hawks on Thursday and taken to their offices in chains, escorted by police vehicles with howling sirens, Netwerk24 reported at the time.

Wearing sunglasses and a colourful jacket, the pastor was accompanied by police officials from the tactical response team (TRT).

The pastor was believed to be managing three churches in the country. He allegedly sexually abused women who worked at the churches.

He was investigated after a woman from Port Elizabeth made accusations of sexual abuse against the pastor.

The investigation began in Port Elizabeth and is allegedly why the pastor agreed to hand himself over to police there.

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