The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) announced on Tuesday that it has laid charges against Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng‚ popularly known as Mboro.
Commission chairwoman Thoko Xaluva-Mkhwanazi said on Tuesday that they had opened criminal charges at Hillbrow police station. The charges‚ she said‚ related to Mboro’s reluctancy to cooperate with the commission.
The CRL is investigating the commercialisation of churches and abuse of people’s belief systems.
“We have formally laid charges against Mboro. He has consistently refused to give us financial statements or three months’ bank statements. We are looking into whether his religion is commercialised.
“All we are saying is what are you doing with the money you are getting from people? Where are you keeping the money you are getting from people? Where are you keeping the money you are getting from selling water?” Xaluxa-Mkhanazi said.
She also added that the commission’s lawyers were working on getting a restraining order against Mboro‚ the leader of Incredible Happenings Ministries‚ for allegedly bringing the commission into disrepute.
This‚ she said‚ related to Mboro’s alleged continued attacks on the commission‚ in which he claimed the Chapter Nine institution was targeting him personally.