- Neliswa and Anele Mxakaza were contestants on ‘Idols SA’ in 2013
- They have revealed that they have received death threats after showing support for Omotoso’s victims
- The sisters have opened up about their experiences during the short period of time they spent in the pastor’s home
Former ‘Idols SA’ contestants, Anele and Neliswa Mxakaza have been threatened after they openly announced their support for Cheryl Zondi and the other women who have accused Pastor Timothy Omotoso of rape and human trafficking.
The sisters were once part of Omotoso’s congregation and stayed with him for a few months, where they were exposed to the pastor’s crimes.
After hearing Cheryl Zondi’s story during her court appearance, the twins thought they needed to show their support for her and to recount the experiences that they have had with the pastor.
Anele and Neliswa have kept their story quiet until now as they hope to see justice being served for everyone who was affected by Omotoso’s crimes.
The sisters along with numerous other girls all stayed together in the pastor’s home which he had rented in Umhlanga and they were very aware of what he was doing to the other women.
Each one of the girls were summoned to a room where he would abuse them while the others were forced to turn a blind eye in the next room.
The twins referred to Omotoso’s other victims as their ‘blood sisters’ and were heartbroken when they were forced to turn their back on the victims when the allegations first made headlines.
All the women in the house were told that God would punish them if they didn’t please Omotoso or if they ever spoke out against him, so they spent most of the time living in fear.
Independent Online reports that Anele and Neliswa eventually managed to escape from the house, but they felt that they had no choice but to remain silent on everything that happened as Omotoso still had a hold over them.
During the trial, Anele has made her support for all of the victims known on social media, but she has received a backlash from the Jesus Dominion International Church, which she used to be a part of the congregation.
As more and more women step forward to share their experiences, Anele has been following all of their stories which has prompted her to finally reveal what she went through.
Briefly.co.za learned that since speaking out, the Mxakazas have been flooded with threatening messages from people that they believe are associated with the church. The attacks are not only focused on them, but also their family.
Anele and Neliswa were heartbroken to hear other women’s stories and they wished that Omotoso could see how much pain he has caused victims as well as their families.
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