Pastor Nicolas Mgiba, a leader at the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church and one of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's spiritual sons, has landed in hot water with the law.
On Monday, Mgiba and two other men, 44-year-old Bento Mendose and Zalcbrel Baloyi, 28, were reportedly confronted by police as they were driving on the R40 outside Phalaborwa.
According to the Daily Sun, the men were arrested and placed into custody. The report further stated Mgiba and his accomplices face charges ranging from attempted murder to intent to hunt illegally.
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Briefly.co.za learned it was allegedly not Mgiba's first run-in with the law - in 2009 he was reportedly arrested for armed robbery at a PEP store in Acornhoek. It was also claimed Mgiba and his mother fraudulently sold two cars in Mozambique shortly after buying them in SA.
On Friday, Prophet Leduka fired shots at the ECG church leader, writing on social media that he has been arrested.
His post read:
"Pastor Nicolus Mgiba, a member of ECG in Pretoria was arrested for Rhino Poaching in Hoedspruit, Limpopo. When their car was stopped by police they started shooting at the police....
"So what do u think about this???? Don't be angry or start swearing at me I am not the one who arrested him...papa's children."
Limpopo SAPS spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the claims, adding that their cases were postponed to Wednesday for a formal bail application.
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