A tug of war has exacerbated between self-proclaimed prophet, Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng and chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission).
Chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva is obtaining a restraining order against Mboro for apparently hailing insults at her and the Commission. Mboro is the leader of the Incredible Happenings Ministries in the East Rand.
Today, the Commission opened a case against Mboro for his failure to submit his organisation’s annual financial and bank statements proving how he makes and spend money.
Mboro was a mong church leaders in the nine provinces who were summoned to appear before the Commission. He attended hearings at the Commission’s offices in Braamfontein instead declined to submit all the required documents. Failure to comply with the Commission, which is a Chapter 9 Institution is a criminal offence and can lead to a jail term.
The Commission has also issued another subpoena, ordering Mboro to explain his alleged trip to heaven where he apparently met “Jesus and that he has a hot Xhosa wife and that he took selfies with angels”.
Mkhwanazi-Xaluva charged Mboro has brought the Commission and Christianity’s names into disrepute.
Outlining her concerns Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said, “We want him to desist from making insults against me and the CRL Commission. He will not be allowed to insult me and the organisation in the media even in his church.”
“He has insulted the CRL and me personally saying we are devil worshippers and that we are promoting witchcraft. He has made unfounded statements which will make people to look at the CRL Commission with suspicions. At first we thought he was angry and that he will cool down. We have given him time to cool down, instead he is increasing”.
Mkhwanazi-Xaluva’s rage also stems from allegations she says Mboro made against her on Metro FM that she was responsible for the apparent so heaven’s pictures on his facebook account.
She said Mboro’s utterances about descending to heaven, were blasphemous and they cannot allow him to continue to mock Christianity. Facebook will also be contacted to establish whether Mboro reported that his facebook account was hacked.
“You cannot reduce Jesus Christ to an ordinary person. Jesus’ name can’t be used in vain. Christianity needs to be respected and we cannot allow him to turn Christianity into a circus. It’s not a playground. I don’t know whether this was an April Fool’s joke or what. But he must go and make such jokes somewhere else.”
In one of the appearances, he caused a stir in the Christian community when he arrived with almost 40 sangomas including their leaders at the Commission’s offices. Sangomas in their traditional regalia burned impepho (incense) and prayed to their ancestors to clear the way for Mboro during his appearances.