Singer Pali dating his rape victim
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
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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