Prophet rapes 4 girls, threatens them with holy spirit


A 32-year-old Prophet and leader of a
church in Burgersdorp outside Tzaneen
in Limpopo was arrested  by the South
African Police on Tuesday August 22
for raping two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-
old and 17-year-old he lured into his
church claiming he wanted to pray for
The self-acclaimed Prophet whose name
was given as Ngoepe married with
three children, allegedly raped the girls
who were ushers inside the church
after inviting them for a prayer session
on separate occasions.
Two mothers of the victims yesterday,
recounted how their daughters were
sexually assaulted.
The mother of the 15-year-old victim
said she was initially happy when her
daughter started attending the church
last year.
“I am so hurt and disappointed. I
thought my child was going there to
improve her life but I was wrong,” she
told The Sowetan.
She said what was going on in church
was exposed by a pastor from another
church in a meeting held by the
residents and a community policing
forum on Sunday.
“When I asked my daughter if she had
been raped she started crying,” she
The woman said her daughter told
her she was raped in December
allegedly by the prophet after he
invited her for a prayer meeting.
“At first he told her that she had the
mark of the devil bellow her belly
button and that her breasts were
being sucked by demonic baboons.”
The mother said, according to her
daughter, the prophet then allegedly
grabbed the girl’s breasts and started
to pray.
She said her daughter returned home
after the prayer. The prophet had asked
her to come back.
The mother said he invited her into the
small prayer room where he allegedly
started to touch her and forcefully
undressed her. He then allegedly
pinned her down and raped her on top
of the table.
“I feel so hurt. I want him to rot in
jail,” said the mother, adding that the
incidents were only discovered later
because the teenagers were too
afraid to report the man they refer to
as “Papa”.
“He threatened them by saying that
the Holy Spirit which he put inside
them would kill them if they talk
about it.”
The mother said she had noticed a
change in her daughter’s behaviour in
December, but did not think it was
linked to church activities. She said
the girl was now withdrawn and spent
most of her time sleeping after

Another woman, whose 17-year-old
daughter was allegedly raped, also
found out at the same meeting. She
said the assault took place when the
prophet had asked the teenager to
come to church after school in
September. She said the prophet had
told her daughter that he had a
sexual dream about her before raping

“I am so angry. I don’t want to see
him and his church in Burgersdorp
anymore. He deserves to be locked
up forever.”
The woman said she had met the
prophet who used to invite her to his
“I never thought he would do
something like this,” she said.
She said she believed her daughter
was repeatedly raped.
“The first time he raped her he did
not use a condom.”

The woman said her daughter was
struggling to cope at school and was
suffering from mood swings since the
alleged incidents happened.
“She even talks about suicide.”

According to the Provincial police
spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe
Ngoepe, who confirmed the incident,
the prophet who established the church
last year with services on Sundays,
Tuesdays and Fridays, will appear at
the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court.

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