The arrested suspect in this matter CONFIDENCE MONYELA aged 32 years from MARIVENI village near Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen who is a pastor at the Prophet Ministry Church in Burgersdorp and Tlhabine villages ,has today appeared before the Lenyenye Magistrate Court on four charges of rapes and he was remanded in custody with no bail until the 29th August 2017 for bail application and for further Police investigations.
The Saps Family violence ,child protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Tzaneen have arrested a 32 year old self-proclaimed prophet for raping four (04) minor children in the Maake Policing area outside Tzaneen.
It is alleged that the four victims aged 12 , 14 ,14, and 16 who were ushers in the suspect’s Church at Burgersdorp near Tzaneen were raped by a well known Pastor and who is also calling himself a prophet from 2016 December until August 2017.
Allegations are that this Pastor raped all these victims inside the church on different dates after he invited them one by one to come to the church for prayer and while busy praying , he will then attack the victim and rape her.
The Police investigations are still continuing.
Enq’. LT. Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe.