KZN pastor expected in court for rapes of young girls

2018-11-16 18:01
Magistrate's Court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's Court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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

A KwaZulu-Natal pastor has been arrested for allegedly raping young girls, since 2015, who he was supposed to be praying for.

The 35-year-old pastor, who had a church at Richmond Farm in Ntuzuma, was arrested on four counts of rape. 

Police said the counts of rape were reported at the Ntuzuma police station. 

"It is alleged that, since 2015, the pastor has been preying on young girls raised by single parents, appearing to play a fatherly role to them," police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.

ALSO READ: Pastor arrested for allegedly raping minor at his church

The pastor will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Mbele said one victim reported that she had approached the suspect and asked him to pray for her after she had not been feeling well. 

The pastor prayed for her and then requested that she get into his vehicle. She says he then took her to his residence in Avoca, Durban, where he raped her. 

"For the past three years, the victim was silent about the incident and she only reported the rape to Ntuzuma police station this month," she said.

Mbele said, after hearing that the suspect was allegedly raping young girls, angry members of the community damaged the church tent where he preached and demanded that he not return to the area.

Read more on:    durban  |  sexual assault

Inside News24

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.