Religion can give you license to do some awful things but this is just despicable.
The Incredible Happenings Ministry in South Africa recently held a “demon banishing” service. It appears that it was really just an excuse to molest and abuse young women.
Two reporters were there conducting a two-month investigation of the church in question (as well as its leaders). Besides discovering proof that “prophet” Paseka Motsoeneng is a complete fraud, they gave an account of certain sexual acts they saw at his service. It’s graphic and possibly disturbing for some of you:
Sitting on the lap of a female congregant, Motsoeneng placed his hand on the head of a 17 year-old teen, who cannot be identified due to her age, and started praying for her.
Motsoeneng told the congregants her tummy had swelled up because some sorcerers had cast an evil spell on her.
As he was praying for her she collapsed. Motsoeneng then told the teenager, who was lying on her back, to open her legs, which she did.
He then plunged his fingers into her private parts and started moving his fingers inside her vagina.
As he was busy with his “healing process”, Motsoeneng ordered her to call him by his nickname, Mboro.
“Say Mboro,” he ordered her.
“Mboro” she said, with a stifled cry.
What. The. Hell…
This man is a monster. Obviously. And he’s getting away with it because he’s working “on behalf of god.” But it’s also disturbing that, because of that status, everyone surrounding this poor girl just sat back and let this all happen! How much of a stronghold must religion have on these people that they’ll sit back while something awful happens right in front of them?! It’s sickening.
And this girl wasn’t his only victim:
… Mboro called another young woman to the stage and made her lie down.
The young woman, who was not asked to identify herself, was told to tell the packed hall what her problem was.
“I haven’t slept with my husband for some time because it hurts when we make love.“Every time he penetrates me, it feels like he is cutting me with a sharp knife,” she said.
Mboro took off his shoes and placed his foot on her vagina.
“There’s something breathing in her biscuit. It feels like a heartbeat,” he said.
He later ordered the woman to take off her undies. She complied. He said he wanted to “stitch it with his holy water”.
Motsoeneng sprinkled water on his right hand and rubbed the woman’s genitals.
He ordered her to call her husband “with all the nice words in the book of love and tell him she would discharge her conjugal rights”.
The husband was ok with all this… because this was God’s work at play.
(Also, please never call it a “biscuit.”)
Wait. One more victim:
He called another young girl whom he accused of having been a Satanist who conjured up evil spirits. He asked his helpers to undress her and check if her vagina was wet.
After examining her they said she was dry. He asked the congregation whether he should expel her but they begged him to forgive her.
This is a guy who rakes in lots of cash by claiming to help people… but actually does nothing for them. He’s a con artist.
The reporters tried contacting him with no luck:
Motsoeneng did not return our calls or acknowledge receipt of our correspondence.
As a result of Sunday World’s probe, Soweto TV said it would launch an investigation to establish if people who claimed to have been miraculously healed by Motsoeneng are telling the truth.
I don’t know what we can do from here, but a lot of these churches in Africa have ties to an American church. Maybe some pastor has a connection to this guy and can put a stop to this.
(Thanks to @JulienLynn for the link)