According to local media report, Pastor Lethebo Rabalago who is widely known as the Doom Pastor was also found guilty of contravening the Agricultural Stock Remedies Act, a court ruling said. Rabalago claims the insect repellent he used in 2016 could heal cancer and HIV.
A sentence is yet to be handed down after the verdict by Mookgopong Magistrates Court in Limpopo province.On Friday, magistrate Frans Mahodi told the court the state had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the five people who laid assault charges were violated, South Africa’s national broadcaster SABC reports.
The magistrate said the fact that the complainants “were sprayed on their faces with Doom makes this offence [the] worst of its kind”. He also revealed some of them had suffered “detrimental side effects… like coughing for more than seven months” after the incident. Rabalago – who run the Mount Zion General Assembly was arrested after it emerged he had used the product to “cure” his followers of various ailments in 2016.
You’ll recall that a South African Pastor drowned while conducting baptism. The pastor died yesterday after he drowned while baptising his church members in the river at Blood River village in Seshego outside Polokwane in South Africa.. According to reports, the pastor entered the flooded river and was swept away.
The church members who were about to be baptised, were left reeling from shock as they watched helplessly as the head of their church was swept away.Police officers were called to the scene.The body of the deceased pastor has been recovered. May his soul rest in peace.