The South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) has made an announcement on Tuesday that it has laid formal charges against Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng‚ who is popularly known as Mboro.
The chairwoman of the commission Thoko Xaluva-Mkhwanazi revealed that they had opened a file of criminal charges at Hillbrow police station against the prophet. The commission laid the charges in relation to Mboro’s unwillingness to cooperate with the rules of the commission.
The main focus of the CRL is investigating the commercialisation of churches to make profit and the constant abuse of people’s belief systems.
All the CRL wants from mboro is a statement of his account with regards to how much he makes from the church and how he spends it. However, the leader of Incredible Happenings Ministries has not complied with the demands of the commisiion.
“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.
CRL chairwoman also added that the commission will work through their lawyers on getting a restraining order against prophet Mboro, for allegedly neglecting the stipulated guidelines the commission mapped out for church leaders.
Meanwhile, the CRL alleged continued attacks on the commission by Mboro‚ in which he claimed the commission has a personal beef with him.