Pastor facing rape, fraud and assault GBH charges remanded in custody!

Pastor James Thubakgale. Image supplied/ Limpopo SAPS.

By Angie Nkuna

Polokwane- A Pastor and five of his church men today appeared in Seshego magistrate court on multiple charges including rape, fraud and assault GBH.

The pastor from Seshego Outside Polokwane, James Thubakgale (57) of Devine Deliverance Church, was remanded in custody pending the receipt of a certificate from DPP confirming the schedule of his charges.

His co-accused, the siblings Lucky Mafa (27) and Sophonia Mafa (37), Tumi Mphela (31), church elder William Hlaka (59) and Moloko Mohlabi (24) were remanded in custody until next Monday for a bail application.

Pastor James Thubakgale will on Friday be taken to Mankweng Regional court where a verdict on two rapes he is accused to have committed during 2012 is expected to be handed down.


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