CRL commission opens case against controversial Pastor Mboro over intimidation

CRL commission opens case against controversial Pastor Mboro over intimidation

The religious and cultural watchdog CRL Commission has opened a case of intimidation against Paseka Motsoeneng better known as Pastor Mboro.

The chapter nine institution says it hopes that police will take the matter seriously and would act swiftly to ensure the safety of its chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi Xaluva.

Xaluva told that she feared for her life after being repeatedly threatened by Motsoeneng on public platforms. She also expressed hope that President Zuma would act on the matter after she met with him earlier in the week.

The commission issued a report which recommended that religious leaders be more tightly regulated in order to protect the possible abuse of people and their belief structures.

Xaluva said during her meeting with President Zuma they discussed the report in detail and what projects the commission was currently engaged in. She also raised her security concerns to which she says the President reassured her that he would ensure the matter was dealt with by the relevant ministers.

News headlines have been littered with reports of pastors making outlandish claims in recent months. Some claim to be able to cure or heal their church members from a variety of ailments by what can be described as eyebrow raising methods such as spraying insecticide in the faces of their followers and making them eat grass.

Pastor Mboro was one of many pastors who has been vehemently opposed to the CRL Commissions recommendation to have religious leaders regulated and operate within a set of laws.

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