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SHOCKING: Pastor in Court for raping young boys

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Gruesome details on how Pastor John Masilela (44) allegedly lured his victims into performing sexual activities in the church were revealed in court today,22 April

Two of the alleged victims took the stand in the Kwamhlanga Regional Court and told the court the pastor used scripture to allegedly take advantage of them. They said he allegedly wanted photos of their 4-5s to pray for them.

He’s is facing charges of rape, sexual assault, and transfer of pornographic photos.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. He committed all the alleged crimes at his church, Good Shepard Christian Center, in Sun City near kwamhlanga in Mpumalanga from 2012 to 2018.

The pastor only admitted to engaging in sexual activities with male members saying it was consensual.

One of the victims (24) who took to stand, told the court that pastor allegedly called him while he was in Pretoria and told him his life was in danger.

“He called me to come to him. I told him I was in Pretoria. He said he had a vision of a girl who will infect me with diseases. He said he needed to protect me. That time I was young and naïve and fell for the trap. I came back from Pretoria and went to see him at his house on the church premises. He prayed for me and suddenly he started touching my 4-5.

“I told him I wasn’t comfortable with what he was doing, but he used the scripture to convince me. He said he has strong saliva and he needs to suck my 4-5 so that I get protection. He continued with his evil deeds,” he said.

Another victim (21) said he was 16 years old when he was allegedly assaulted in 2016.

“The pastor sent me a Whatsapp text saying he was busy praying for his sons just like David prayed for his sons. He said something bad was going to happen to me so I must send a photo of my 4-5. He said he wanted to protect me from the demon of lust. I became scared and did as he said. I then sent him the picture for protection,” he said.

Through his lawyers, Japhta Mabhena, the pastor told the court he had a sexual relationship with the boys. He said their relationship became sour when he got married in 2017 and that let them open a case against them.

-dailysun

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