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Disgraced so-called Doom Pastor Lethebo Rabalogo has pleaded with the courts to pay a fine of R21 000 in instalments.
The controversial Mount Zion General Assembly leader was recently sentenced to a conditional eight-year imprisonment, with the option of fines amounting to a total of R21 000, according to state prosecutor, Chris Marumo.
Rabalago was found guilty by the Mookgophong Magistrate’s Court on seven counts ranging from assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and contravening laws governing the use of agricultural products.
In recent months pictures of the clergyman spraying insecticide into the faces of members of the Mount Zion General Assembly went viral on social media.
Angry condemnation followed from health authorities and elsewhere.
The court heard that the accused used over-the-counter insecticide as part of a healing ritual.
Marumo had argued in court that the use of the insecticide sprayed into the faces of congregants was potentially harmful.
The accused was then slapped with fines totalling R21 000, for which he has requested to settle at R3 000 per month.
14 days ago 08 March 2018