“I never went to heaven” says Prophet Mboro
Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng, also known as Prophet Mboro, has rejected claims that he went to heaven on Easter Sunday and had pictures taken with Jesus Christ.
Motsoeneng said because he had not yet died, there was no reason for him to have visited heaven.
“If I had pictures of heaven, my whole family and church would have seen it. I would never insult Jesus like that,” he said on Tuesday.
Pictures alleging to be of Motsoeneng in heaven reportedly appeared on a Facebook page created under his name. Someone claiming to be his spokesperson also allegedly said the pictures were for sale.
Motsoeneng has since reportedly said he was unaware of the person purporting to be his spokesperson.
On Tuesday, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) laid criminal charges against Motsoeneng.
It said he had failed to comply with a summons to hand over audited financial statements during their investigation into him and his church, the Incredible Happenings Ministries, for commercialisation of religion.
‘Hated by media’
The CRL reportedly said that reports circulating on social media about pictures of him in heaven were blasphemous and brought Christianity into disrepute.
CRL Rights Commission chairperson, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, said when the church’s money was deposited into a personal account, the public had a right to know what happened to those funds.
“He is creating the image that he has something to hide… why doesn’t he want to reveal the information that is required of him? He said his church is not a registered non-profit organisation,” Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said.
Motsoeneng, however, said he was suing Mkhwanazi-Xaluva because she did not refer to the claim of his trip to heaven as an allegation.
“She must account for all this, the commission is supposed to protect me,” Motsoeneng said.
“I’m hated by the media but people love me in South Africa. Nothing will ever change their hearts,” Motsoeneng said.
He said the CRL Rights Commission would never win the case against him.
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