CRL commission chair opens criminal case against Pastor Mboro

The chairwoman of the CRL Commission, Thoko Mkhwanazi Xaluva, says she has been repeatedly threatened and intimidated by Motsoeneng.

Thoko Mkhwanazi Xaluva says she has been repeatedly threatened and intimidated by Motsoeneng on public platforms and now fears for her life. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The chairwoman of cultural and religious watchdog, the CRL commission, has opened a criminal case against controversial Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng, also known as Pastor Mboro.

Thoko Mkhwanazi Xaluva says she has been repeatedly threatened and intimidated by Motsoeneng on public platforms and now she fears for her life.

In June, the commission released a report to have religious leaders regulated in the country in order to protect the abuse of people's belief systems.

Several pastors have made headlines in recent months claiming to heal congregants using controversial methods such as spraying church goers with insecticides.

Several pastors, including Pastor Mboro have been publicly against the CRL commission's report to have all religious leaders registered and operate within the law.

Xaluva says Pastor Mboro has gone too far by making a number of false allegations against the commission and now making threats on her life.

Xaluva says she has since taken the matter up with authorities.

The cultural and religious watchdog says Mboro has brought the entire commission into disrepute by his actions.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)