Controversial Prophet Mboro’s seat at the commission investigating the commercialisation of religion has become too hot for him.
Mboro, real name Paseka Motsoeneng, has now sought legal advice. The Incredible Happenings Ministries leader has remained defiant, refusing to answer questions posed by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Rights Communities (CRL rights commission) investigating the abuse of people’s belief systems.
Last Wednesday the commission’s chairwoman Thoko Mkhwananzi-Xaluva said they had reached a “dead end” after Prophet Mboro, whose name in other African languages means PEN!S, remained tight-lipped when asked what he does with money he collects from his church.
He had earlier told the commission that Incredible Happenings was not a church but a close corporation (CC).
On Friday he was accompanied by advocate Hendrik Potgieter who asked that the matter be postponed so that Mboro could get documents required by the commission.
“I cannot advise the prophet to answer any sensible questions the commission will pose to the prophet. I do not think that he was properly advised previously of what exactly is the magnitude of the evidence that is going to be before the commission,” said Potgieter.
Mkhwananzi-Xaluva told Potgieter that Mboro had already answered a number of questions.
During the first sitting on 3 November, Mboro was not present but another group of lawyers represented him and asked for a postponement.
Mkhwananzi-Xaluva said the commission would provide Potgieter with record of Mboro’s previous hearings.
Prophet Mboro will appear again on 2 December before the commission.
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