CRL Commission hopes police will act, Zuma will deal with security concerns

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

On Wednesday the CRL Commission announced it had opened a case against Paseka Motsoeneng, also known as Pastor Mboro. Picture: Paseka Mboro Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Cultural and religious watchdog the CRL Commission says it hopes police will act with urgency and protect the Chapter 9 institution.

On Wednesday, the commission announced it had opened a case against 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 recommending religious leaders be regulated to protect the abuse of people's belief systems.

Xaluva says they hope the president will also deal with the security concerns after meeting with him earlier this week.

“We met with the President to brief him about the report and what we’re currently doing. We raised the issue of security and threats. He has promised to take it up with the relevant ministers.”

Several pastors have made headlines in recent months claiming to heal congregants using controversial methods, such as spraying churchgoers 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.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)