'Prophet Mbhoro' won’t reveal financial records to CRL

The pastor says he needs to be careful about the financial information he puts in public.

FILE: CRL Chair Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva is briefing media on outcome of today's proceedings. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Pastor Mbhoro Motsoeneng says he's not going to reveal his financial records to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL), because that would put his life in danger.

Yesterday he refused to answer questions about his finances while testifying during the commisson's hearings into the alleged commercialisation of religion.

Motosoeneng runs the Incredible Happenings Ministries church in Katlehong.

He says the money he uses doesn't just come from his church.

"I raise money. I am a recording artist, I have projects I do that are giving me money, and I have items that I sell."

And he says he needs to be careful about the financial information he puts into the public domain.

"There are people who want to kill me, for the good that I do, so I end up having security. I have had people with guns, hitting my head. I have stitches on my head, for the good I do."

The pastor also claims that CRL commission is pursuing an agenda against selected religious leaders.