Plot to kill Mboro

Owner of fu­neral par­lour cited as the main sus­pect

Sunday World - - Front Page - By Ng­wako Malatji and Yoliswa Sobuwa ng­wakom@sun­day­world.co.za

Gaut­eng po­lice have launched crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions into al­le­ga­tions of a plot to as­sas­si­nate In­cred­i­ble Hap­pen­ings Min­istry leader prophet Paseka “Mboro” Mot­soe­neng.

This af­ter Mboro in­formed po­lice in Al­ber­ton and the Gaut­eng Or­gan­ised Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit that there is a bul­let with his name on it.

The pas­tor al­leged that he re­ceived a tipoff from his for­mer body­guard, who didn’t want to be named, and a chief in­duna of Gaut­eng hos­tels Mehloayabuka Nd­wandwe that an East Rand fu­neral par­lour owner had hired as­sas­sins to kill him.

Gaut­eng po­lice spokesper­son Colonel Lun­gelo Dlamini con­firmed that po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the al­le­ga­tions.

“This of­fice can con­firm an in­ves­ti­ga­tion on all the al­le­ga­tions. He [Mboro] is still en­gaged with the po­lice to ob­tain more de­tails re­gard­ing the threats,” Dlamini said.

Nd­wandwe con­firmed that he in­formed Mboro of the plot to kill him.

“I heard [about the plot] at a hos­tel in Springs when a herds­man was at­tacked by the peo­ple who were hired to kill Mboro,” Nd­wandwe said.

“A mor­tu­ary owner from Katle­hong felt that Mboro was an ob­sta­cle in his busi­ness. He then hired peo­ple to re­move him, how­ever, when they got to him [Mboro] he was with this herds­man.

“They fol­lowed the herds­man back to the hos­tel where they threat­ened him with guns to [stop hang­ing around] Mboro. They said they could not kill him [Mboro] be­cause they knew him.”

He said he was deeply dis­turbed by the plan as Mboro had been very help­ful in their com­mu­nity.

“I’m plan­ning to have a meet­ing with other in­dunas and also call the mor­tu­ary owner to talk about his evil deeds. We want him to know that we don’t ap­prove of his plan.”

The body­guard said he re­ceived a phone call from an un­known per­son in May who of­fered him money to kill Mboro.

“The sec­ond call came through in July and I im­me­di­ately in­formed Mboro, but he just dis­missed the threat and said no­body will be able to kill him. I re­jected the of­fer be­cause I’m not a killer, I’m a pro­fes­sional body­guard,” he said.

Nonhlanhla Khu­malo, a mem­ber of the South African Na­tional Civic Or­gan­i­sa­tion, said Mboro’s fight with the par­lour owner started when the man of the cloth ad­vised her to open a case against the un­der­taker. This af­ter Khu­malo’s grue­some dis­cov­ery on the day of her in­fant’s fu­neral that the right leg of her still-born child had been cut off.

“He [par­lour owner] in­structed me and Mboro never to come to his premises again when I de­manded an­swers.”

Mboro said he was not shaken about the plot. “No­body is big­ger than God. The com­mu­nity is on my side be­cause all I do is to help the com­mu­nity,” said Mboro.

At­tempts to speak to the owner of the fu­neral par­lour drew a blank.

/ Veli Nh­lapo

Prophet Paseka “Mboro” Mot­soe­neng al­leges that there’s a bul­let with his name on it.

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