News 14.7.2016 12:00 pm

Mamelodi ‘satanism’ case postponed

Prophet Eric Shikobela and nine other people briefly appeared in the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court. Photo Suppled

Prophet Eric Shikobela and nine other people briefly appeared in the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court. Photo Suppled

The 10 accused include the prophet, Eric Shikobela, of Mamelodi West.

The case against 10 people accused of imputing witchcraft and malicious damage to property has been postponed at the Mamelodi West Magistrates’ Court, northeast of Pretoria.

Eight of the suspects were arrested two months ago, and two were added to the list of accused on Tuesday when they appeared in court, Rekord East reported.

All suspects were released on a warning.

The accused include prophet Eric Shikobela, head of the Holy Faith Family Ministries Church in Mamelodi West.

The arrests followed violence that erupted in Mamelodi West after what was described as confessions of a so-called satanic society in Section B3.

Residents went on a rampage after the alleged confessions made to Shikobela and recorded on video were played to them.

They stoned and nearly destroyed two homes.

The suspects are facing four counts of imputing witchcraft and two of malicious damage to property.

Shikobela earlier said a number of young people had told him they belonged to a secret satanic society.

The suspects will be back in court on August 18.

Caxton News Service

 

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