Limpopo pastor discovered responsible of rape, calling an individual a witch

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In September closing yr, Thubakgale become as soon as sentenced by the Mankweng Regional Courtroom, in a single different, case to 2 life phrases for 2 counts of rape of stripling women.

A pastor who promised his congregants that they might behold heaven in the event that they acceded to his requests, has been discovered responsible of three counts of rape, frequent assault and calling a selected particular person a witch by the Limpopo Excessive Courtroom.

James Devine Thubakgale, 58, of Devine Deliverance Church in Seshego, would goal youthful women who have been under 16 and inform them that God wished them to be married.

He would then rape the ladies at a lodge, in his automobiles and furthermore in rooms which he rented for them, the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

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“He threatened them that in the event that they refused to both marry or secure intercourse with him, God would punish them for disobedience and there can be dying and illness of their households.

“In any admire cases the victims would obey his ideas and once they defied him, he would scold them and make contact with them witches who have been possessed by unsuitable spirits. He assaulted his victims in beefy seek for of a great deal of fellow congregants.

“Thubakgale persevered along with his reign of terror with out the victims reporting the incidents to the authorities in problem of illness and dying from 2010 till 2017,” the NPA acknowledged.

James Devine Thubakgale

The NPA acknowledged Thubakgale had offered himself to his congregants “as a convincing man of God” who may presumably furthermore heal the in depressing well being and stable away unsuitable. He demanded to be known as a “buy” as a result of he become as soon as going to be a purchase order with God when the enviornment ended.

“He would set a query to that congregants increase all their cash to the church along side their retirements monetary financial savings,” added the NPA.

In September closing yr, Thubakgale become as soon as sentenced by the Mankweng Regional Courtroom, in a single different, case to 2 life phrases for 2 counts of rape of stripling women.

His current case has been postponed to 24 March 2021 for sentencing.

Compiled by Neo Thale

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