Self-styled prophet Paseka Motsoeneng, also known as Prophet Mboro, may land up in jail.
The Incredible Happenings Ministries leader has on three occasions failed to cooperate with a committee set up to investigate the commercialisation of religion and abuse of people’s belief system.
The commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religions and Linguistic Communities (CRL) summoned Prophet and dozens of other church leaders to appear before it.
But he has been defiant and refused to respond to questions about how me runs his church.
Prophet Mboro stunned the commission when he said his church, the Incredible Happenings, was in fact a close corporation (CC). He refused to respond when asked where the money he collects from the church goes to.
The commission said he should bring the CC’s financial and bank statements when he appears for the fourth time today.
Yesterday, the commission’s chairperson, Thoko Mkhwananzi Xaluva said if Mboro did not bring the financial and bank statements and cannot give a justifiable explanation, they would take further steps against him.
“We will then go to the police station and open a case against him. This is when Section 41 of the commission’s act of 2002 will kick in,” she said.
Section 41 states that if someone refuses to answer questions, that person is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine or jail time or both.
But Prophet Mboro said he would not hand over his annual and financial bank statements, saying they would be splashed in newspapers.
“…. the CC (account) has other financials coming in. It has got different monies coming in and I do not see it being fair, but you have decided and have the final word that the CC goes to the public,” Mboro said.
Closing Mboro’s hearing session, which was marred with drama on Wednesday, Mkhwananzi-Xaluva said: “We have reached a dead end. The summons are still in force.”
Ironically, a woman who only gave her name as Limpho and was reportedly molested by Prophet Mboro, whose name means PEN!S in other African languages, came out in his support.
“I am also concerned about the (SA) Human Rights Commission which investigated the matter because I was never consulted. I never complained to anyone, so I don’t know where they got the information from,” the woman said.
In 2013, a preliminary investigation by the South African Human Rights Commission found Mboro guilty of using sexual violence on his congregants.