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Following the conviction of Limpopo’s controversial “Prophet of Doom”, Pastor Lethebo Rabalago, by the Mookgophong Magistrate’s Court last Friday, 9 February, his defence lawyer has asked for a postponement of the case to Thursday, 22 February.
The pastor, who came under the spotlight after spraying the toxic pesticide onto the faces of members of his congregation to “heal and deliver” them from various ailments, was found guilty on seven charges.
The charges include, among others, the illegal use of an over-the-counter potentially poisonous insect repellent, and also assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
On 22 February, both the State and defence were expected to plead in mitigation and aggravation of sentence.
In 2017 the Limpopo High Court granted an interdict, banning the pastor from using “hazardous materials” on members of the congregation.
The Department of Health in Limpopo also at the time condemned Rabalago’s actions, charging that his actions posed serious health risks.
The case dates back to 2016, when the photos of Pastor Rabalago spraying an insecticide onto the faces of congregants went viral on social media.
35 days ago 15 February 2018