30-Year-Old South African Pastor Allegedly Raped Boys And Young Men In Church After Telling Them They Were God’s “Chosen One”

30-Year-Old South African Pastor Allegedly Raped Boys And Young Men In Church After Telling Them They Were God’s “Chosen One”

30-Year-Old South African Pastor Allegedly Raped Boys And Young Men In Church After Telling Them They Were God’s “Chosen One”

The pastor from Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, South Africa appeared
in magistrate’s court on Thursday, to face two counts of rape and one of
sexual assault.

The pastor is alleged to have been abusing a group of boys that were
attending a ministry school at his church to graduate as pastors
themselves.

A now 19-year-old victim said he was 16 years old when the abuse
started. He said he had been staying and sleeping at the Hands of God
International Ministries for three years to train as a pastor.

“It started in 2015 one night when he woke me up while I was sleeping
with other boys in another bedroom that we shared as junior pastors,”
the teen said. He said the pastor called him to his bedroom and told him
that he was the “chosen one”.
“He said God had chosen me to be his (pastor) protector. He ‘anointed’
himself with oil all over his body and started kissing me while I was
shocked. He then penetrated me.”

The teen said he was scared to tell his parents each morning when he
got home because they were also members of the church and loved the
pastor very much.
His mother said: “I’m angry at myself because I have missed out on three
years of my son’s life and [not seeing] the signs that I could have
noticed. However, I want justice for all these children that he has been
taking advantage of because of our kindness as parents.”

Another boy said he did report the abuse to church after he was raped in 2014 but no one believed him.

“I remember the pain I felt when he first raped me, I could not even
sit for three days but I kept quiet because he made me believe he was
imparting supernatural powers to me as a servant. I am very angry that
it’s only now that more guys have come out that I’m believed.”

He said he was now taking drugs to numb the pain the pastor inflicted on his life.

“This broke me and the past four years have been hell seeing him pass by my house after leaving the church.”

The third victim said the pastor demanded him to perform blow jobs on
him every night. He said he eventually ran away from the church because
it was traumatising him.

The matter was postponed to January 25 for further investigations.

Source:- SowetanLive