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Pastor Raped 5 Members Of His Church And Tagged it A ‘Blessing’

Pastor Raped 5 Members Of His Church And Tagged it A ‘Blessing’

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A pastor has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for raping five congregants in Bronkhorstspruit.

The pastor told one of his victims she would not conceive unless he “removed” the obstacle to her becoming pregnant, and raped her.

The pastor, a Congolese national, was also found to have been in South Africa illegally.

A trusted pastor from Bronkhorstspruit was sentenced to 37 years in prison for the rape of five congregants who he claimed he was “blessing”.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said 48-year-old William Emeka’s modus operandi was to tell victims they had a problem that he could resolve by praying for them and “blessing” them.

Instead, he was found guilty of 19 counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault after the women eventually told another pastor at the God is Love Ministries.

The Congolese national was also found to have been in the country with a falsified residence permit.

Pastor Raped 5 Members Of His Church

Pastor Raped 5 Members

“Emeka told one of his victims who was also assisting with babysitting Emeka’s children that by sleeping with him he was helping her take things that were inside her out, and until those things came out, she would not be able to conceive,” said North Gauteng NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana.

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By 2018, the women stopped attending church, while he also made the bizarre claim to the congregation that he had made a woman’s pregnancy “disappear”.

He was finally arrested in 2018 after his victims reported him to another pastor, who encouraged them to go to the police.

Comment was not immediately available from four numbers listed on the church’s Facebook page, including its prayer line. Its page explains that to be a member of the church one must only have heterosexual relationships, within the confines of legal matrimony.

Ability

The church’s slogan was “By fire by force we overcame the devil in Jesus name”, and as the Prophet of God Sonar General Emeka claimed to have restored a boy’s ability to walk.

In a video, he can be seen standing in front of a young woman and telling her he can tell she has problems at school.

His delivery included a purring sound as he strutted around the church preaching.

The NPA said he denied committing the offences.

Mahanjana said one of his victims became pregnant as a result of the rape and could not determine whether the father of her child was the pastor or her husband.

“When the woman testified in court, the DNA results to determine who the father was were not yet out,” said Mahanjana.

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A few counties in metro Atlanta are taking part in a pilot program to help sexual assault survivors. A new tracking system will help law enforcement agencies address the backlog in rape kits in the state.

Minister of Police Bheki Cele said that police registered 10 006 cases of rape between April and June 2021. He delivered the latest crime statistics report on Friday.

Over 12 000 people were raped between October and December last year. This afternoon, police minister Bheki Cele described the country’s crime figures as ‘shocking’.

Pastor Raped 5 Members Of His Church

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Prosecutor Dorah Ngobeni implored the court to act decisively against the abuse of women and children, particularly Emeka, who used his position of trust in the congregation to prey on people.

The court ordered that his name be added to the National Register for Sex Offenders and he was declared unfit to own a firearm

Pastor Raped 5 Members Of His Church

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