Singer Pali dat­ing his rape vic­tim

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Sunday World - - News - NG­WAKO MALATJI

GOSPEL mu­si­cian Sech­aba Pali is al­legedly dat­ing the 16-year-old school­girl he raped in the Free State in 2012.

Pali, who was con­victed of statu­tory rape and given a five-year sus­pended sen­tence for plun­der­ing the teenager in Tweespruit af­ter ply­ing her with al­co­hol, is al­legedly hav­ing an af­fair with her against her par­ents’ will.

The muso also al­legedly tried to worm his way into the pants of the teenager s two el­der sis­ters a few weeks be­fore rap­ing her, but they spurned his sex­ual ad­vances.

The star­tling news was re­vealed by the teenager’s fam­ily, who clashed with the mu­si­cian af­ter he ig­nored their re­quests to stay away.

Now the bel­li­cose muso may also face a charge of crimen in­juria af­ter he al­legedly in­sulted the vic­tim’s un­cle when they clashed over the mat­ter on Tues­day.

Sech­aba has re­fused

to

be in­ter­viewed about the al­le­ga­tions.

In an exclusive in­ter­view with Sun­day World at their home in Welkom this week, the girl’s mother pleaded with Pali to leave her child alone.

My other daugh­ter told me that she eaves­dropped on her cell­phone con­ver­sa­tion with Sech­aba on Sun­day night. I’m so an­gry with this girl, how can she do some­thing like that af­ter Sech­aba pub­licly em­bar­rassed us when he said we were af­ter his money?

I told her to stay away from this mar­ried man, but she does not seem to lis­ten to me, be­cause she is a teenager who is just ex­cited to have a re­la­tion­ship with a celebrity. So I’m ask­ing for this man to stay away from my daugh­ter,” she said.

She said she learnt from fel­low church mem­bers af­ter last week’s ser­vice that Pali was ca­vort­ing with her daugh­ter. She said Pali gave her money af­ter their tryst.

The mother said she asked her brother to call Sech­aba on Wed­nes­day to ask him why he was see­ing her daugh­ter.

My brother put him on speak­er­phone. He in­sulted him so bad I was shocked that those pro­fan­i­ties were com­ing out of the mouth of a gospel singer.

She al­leged that be­fore Pali raped her daugh­ter, he had tried to sleep with her other two daugh­ters.

The two girls, who are vo­cal artists, con­firmed to Sun­day World that Pali tried to bonk them on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions.

I was his back­ing vo­cal­ist, but re­signed af­ter he ha­rassed me into hav­ing sex with him,” said the girl’s el­der sis­ter.

She said Pali tried to quench his in­sa­tiable sex­ual ap­petite with her dur­ing a tour.

He asked me to go to Polok­wane with him where I worked as his back­ing vo­cal­ist. When we fin­ished per­form­ing, he asked me to sleep with him, but I re­fused. He threat­ened to leave me be­hind when I re­fused and that was the end of our work­ing re­la­tion­ship,” she said.

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