Prophet acts against church body

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - TE­BOGO MONAMA

PROPHET Paseka Mboro Mot­soe­neng has lived up to his promise and taken le­gal ac­tion against Rights of Cul­tural, Re­li­gious and Lin­guis­tic Com­mu­ni­ties (CRL) chair­per­son, Thoko Mkhwanaz­iXaluva.

The In­cred­i­ble Hap­pen­ings Church leader ear­lier this week gave Mkhwanazi-Xaluva un­til yes­ter­day to “re­pent” and change her mind about lay­ing charges against him. When she didn’t, he is­sued her with court pa­pers.

The CRL was set to lay charges against Mot­soe­neng for re­fus­ing to ap­pear in front of the com­mis­sion dur­ing their probe into the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of churches in the coun­try.

He also wants the no­tice com­pelling him to ap­pear be­fore the com­mis­sion sus­pended.

Mot­soe­neng said Mkhwanaz­iXaluva was not fit to hold of­fice and should re­sign within seven weeks. In court pa­pers, Mot­soe­neng said Mkhwanaz­iXaluva has at­tacked his dig­nity on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, adding that she called him a “false prophet, a corn artist (sic), that he is steal­ing money from the pub­lic and he is a crim­i­nal” on tele­vi­sion.

He said the com­mis­sion had not re­ceived any com­plaint against him and his church. “There was no in­ti­ma­tion that there is even a sus­pi­cion that the ap­pli­cants are sus­pected of com­mer­cial­is­ing re­li­gion or of any abuse on their part, in­stead the ap­pli­cants were cho­sen at ran­dom.”

He has given her un­til next week to re­spond to his lawyers, but said he wants her and the rest of the com­mis­sion mem­bers to re­sign in seven weeks. “I have given her enough time and she must re­sign. We have no faith in her be­cause she is bi­ased,” Mot­soe­neng said.

The CRL has crit­i­cised Mot­soe­neng for what they see as his con­tin­ued at­tack on Mkhwanazi-Xaluva for spread­ing “lies, in­cite­ment and fear” re­gard­ing their re­port into the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of re­li­gion.

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