May 1, 2011 8 Comments
What a charlatan!
Pastor Paseka Motsoeneng claims to have special healing powers and portrays himself as a son of God who deals with evil spirits.
But now the popular television star has been outed as a fake and allegations of sexual assault have surfaced.
Thousands of believers flock to the Incredible Happenings Ministries in Katlehong in the East Rand each Sunday in the hope of receiving miracle cures.
Motsoeneng is the star of his own TV show which airs on Soweto TV every weekend, and viewers have “witnessed” miracles such as wheelchair-bound people being able to walk instantly after receiving miracle cures from the pastor.
People also testify to shocking things like fish, crocodiles and stones coming out of their bodies.
When he goes to preach he is seen driving flashy sports cars and accompanied by heavily armed bodyguards .
But now Motsoeneng has been accused of being a fraud.
According to the Sunday World newspaper, the pastor acts out carefully staged and managed situations on his weekend television show.
Motsoeneng has also been labelled as a “pervert” because of the unusual way he heals people, as well as a “thief” who steals the church’s money.
The newspaper reported that thousands of people had attended his service in Katlehong last week to witness his miraculous demon-banishing service which “resembled a porn movie”, rather than a religious service.
The self-styled prophet Motsoeneng put his fingers into the vaginas of two female congregants as part of a ritual to expel the demons that had allegedly possessed them.
Motsoeneng’s unorthodox demon-banishing methods, which may constitute indecent assault, alarmed other miracle-seekers who attended.
Sitting on the lap of a 17-year-old girl, Motsoeneng placed his hand on her head, and started praying for her.
Motsoeneng told the congregants her tummy had swelled up because some sorcerers had cast an evil spell on her.
As he was praying for her she collapsed. Motsoeneng then told the teenager to open her legs, which she did.
He then plunged his fingers into her vagina.
As he was busy with his “healing process”, Motsoeneng ordered her to call him by his nickname, Mboro.
“Mboro” she said, with a stifled cry.
He was interrupted by a female congregant who brought him a glassful of what looked like ice-cream, which she spoon-fed him. He was still sitting on the woman’s lap.
Despite the huge outcry following Motsoeneng’s “demon banishing” service last weekend, Katlehong police say they are not investigating the matter.
“I cannot comment on the issue,” said Constable Mega Ndobe of the Katlehong police.
We have not received any complaints from anybody so far and the pastor has not engaged in any criminal activity.”
Earlier this year, the Incredible Happenings Church almost had its doors closed permanently after it was revealed that Motsoeneng and his flock had been worshipping on the land unlawfully.
However, the Johannesburg High Court granted them an interdict stopping the council from evicting them from the land where they worship.
Motsoeneng’s TV show is also in jeopardy as Soweto TV is considering pulling the plug.
On the Incredible Happenings Church website, Motsoeneng claims to heal people of different illnesses such as those that affect “vuvuzelas (penis)” and “biscuits (vagina)”.
He even claims that people have been healed from “giving birth to snakes, snails and other creatures”.
The website also has an online store where believers can purchase Incredible Petroleum Jelly, T-shirts, and DVDs – all with Motsoeneng’s face on the products. -Saturday Star