THEY RESPECTED the preacher and treated him as though he were a member of their family.
But they had no idea he had been doing bad things for the past six years.
According to family members from Mamelodi, Tshwane, the preacher raped and sexually molested their children. He was arrested last month on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl. Even the girl’s 10-year-old sister was sexually abused by the man.
“My daughter informed me in August that he rapd her four times,” the children’s angry father (39) told the Daily Sun.
The girl informed him that she had been raped in December, January, and June. She claimed that the pastor would occasionally touch and show her his private parts.
This pastor is a born-again Christian and we attend the same church,” he said, adding that he didn’t suspect anything as the pastor was married.
“He would visit my home when we were at work, and rapə my children,” he said.
The pastor made his second appearance in the Mamelodi Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 20 September, and the case was postponed to 5 October.
Constable Lethabo Mashiloane said: “A case of rapə was opened and a man (38) was arrested.”