By Angie Nkuna
VUWANI- The alleged fake prophet, John Mulambo (31) who was on the police wanted list for rape, was arrested at Lwamondo Mathule village outside Thohoyandou on Sunday night.
Mulambo briefly appeared before the Thohoyandou Magistrate Court on Monday (Yesterday) on a charge of rape. He was denied bail and his case was postponed to the 07th September 2018 for further Police investigations.
The arrest of the prophet came after an incident where a 16-year-old girl from a village outside Thohoyandou was unwittingly raped by the alleged fake man of the cloth.
It is alleged that a self-acclaimed prophet lured the unsuspecting female victim disguising as a prophet en route to a church service in Dzwerani village outside Thohoyandou.
On her arrival, the suspect took the lady towards the said church and on their way, he instructed her to have sex with him in order to acquire certain mystical powers, said Police.
“She declined to the request but he raped her and forced her to wear black clothes from the bag he was carrying before entering the church with her. Inside the church, there were some unknown congregants, all wearing black clothes as well.
“Police were informed and manhunt operation ensued until he was apprehended. The Police investigations are still continuing”, says L.T. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.