Steven Tau
1 minute read
15 Apr 2016
8:44 am

Red Ants carry out evictions at Mboro’s church – Police

Steven Tau

Mboro could possibly be sent to jail for failing to provide them with his church's financial documents.

Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng also known as Pastor Mboro negotiates with police, 11 November 2015, in Katlehong on the East Rand, after shop owners mistook his VIP security as armed robbers. Over 20 police officers responded to the scene. Picture: Alaister Russell

An eviction was on Friday morning carried out at a church building occupied by one of the most controversial pastors, Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng, Gauteng police said.

The evictions are being carried out by the Red Ants.

Details were still sketchy, but Gauteng police spokesperson, Kay Makhubela said more information will follow as the day progresses.

Mboro has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent time.

Recently the Commission for Rights of Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Communities (LRC) said Mboro could possibly be sent to jail for failing to provide them with his church’s financial documents.

The commission started with hearing last year in a bid to investigate the commercialisation of religion and the abuse of people’s beliefs following a video which went viral, showing a pastor from another church in Pretoria making his congregants drink petrol as well as eating snakes.

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