Deranged South African pastor, ‘Prophet’ Paseka Motsoeneng, above, is unhappy over attempts by the authorities to regulate churches. So unhappy that, according to this report, he is planning to shutter his church if his followers don’t stump up the cash he needs to challenge the CRL Rights Commission.
The threat comes just days after Pastor Mboro, as he is better known, claimed in a Facebook page that he had gone to Hell and killed Satan.
On a post that was later deleted when people started asking questions, the pastor claimed that God sent him to Hell to get rid of world’s number one enemy.
When I got to Hell there was a queue of millions of people waiting to be braai’d [barbecued] by Satan. I even saw some prominent South African politicians. I was so shocked because they lived like angels here on earth. I thought they went to heaven. When Satan saw me he panicked and directed his army to kill me. Like Samson in the Bible, I defeated them. Satan was my last victim.
This so incensed readers who felt he was misleading them that he removed the post within an hour.
The “prophet” made headlines again after CRL Rights Commission released a report this week into the commercialisation of religion and abuse of people’s belief systems. It recommended that all religious leaders be registered or face prosecution.
It has found that a number of religious practitioners are unregistered, use cult like practices and flout banking rules.
Mboro, hit back, saying that religious leaders cannot be regulated by people who don’t understand their mandate from God.
He has threatened to stop helping those in need if his supporters don’t assist him in bringing a lawsuit against the commission.
I’ve given my people nine weeks starting from 16 July. I’ll be focusing on people who’ll help me, who care about me and will assist me with this legal battle as I give them service, who need my service. They must register and walk with me.
In releasing its report, the commission warned that people’s lives are in danger if religious practitioners are not regulated.
Chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said:
Every worship centre and practitioner must be registered with an umbrella organisation.
The commission says that these institutions will be accredited by the CRL Commission to ensure that religious leaders are thoroughly vetted
Hat tip: Ate Berga