- A court awarded Prophet Mboro R100,000 in compensation for wrongful arrest
- He pledged to donate part of that money to families affected by the recent fire in Alexandra township
- He launched his lawsuit against the police in 2014 after police arrested him in 2011
Prophet Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng has pledged to donate part of his R100,000 compensation award for wrongful arrest to victims of the recent Alexandra fire.
As Briefly.co.za reported, the South Gauteng High Court ordered the police on Tuesday to pay him R100,000 plus 15.5% interest calculated from 2014.
The Incredible Happenings Ministries leader said the wrongful arrest happened at a shopping mall in Bedfordview, Gauteng, in 2011.
Police claimed at the time that his bodyguards were in possession of unlicensed firearms.
However, the police released the preacher along with his bodyguards after 11 hours of detention without charge. They established that the bodyguards' firearms were in fact licensed.
SowetanLIVE quoted Prophet Mboro saying after the ruling:
I will take a portion of the money and help the people in Alexandra whose shacks were burnt.
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At least God is answering my prayers. Long gone are the days when the police would harass me or unlawfully arrest me for a firearm that I didn't have.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Prophet Mboro visited Alexandra township on Sunday and personally performed menial tasks to help rebuild some of the homes that were razed down.
More than 500 families lost their homes when a massive fire burned down at least 500 shacks in the township.
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