Soweto pastor arrested for rape

A 29-year-old woman from Soweto has reported her pastor of raping her in his church. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

SOWETO - A Soweto pastor has been arrested for rape at his church.

A 29-year-old woman told police the pastor raped her three times in his church and at a locked room on Friday.

The pastor was arrested on Friday after the woman reported the incident.

Lead SA said the time had come for real action and a proper way forward to deal with the scourge of rape.

The group echoed the Women, Children and People with Disabilities Ministry’s call for the judiciary to ensure stricter measures are in place when dealing with bail for rape suspects.

It also wanted to see the return of specialised police units to deal with sexual assault crimes.

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