Pastor tells victim her car is source of illness then later sells it
A Zion Christian Church Pastor’s false prophesy has landed him in court. Pastor Isaac John Moloi of Nata village is in trial for selling a new and ailing church member’s car after prophesying to her that witches had cast an evil spell on it.
According to Criminal Investigator Isaac Molefe of Orapa police station, Moloi told his victim, Botshelo Manga, 41, of Matlapaneng ward that the spell on the car was the major cause of her illness.
He said no one including himself was strong enough to exorcise the spell except the senior pastors at the church’s headquarters in Moria, South Africa. He then convinced Mangas and her husband to allow him take the vehicle to the senior Pastors for cleansing but refused to take along the patient.
Inspector Molefe said the Mangas reported the matter at Maun police station six months after Moloi had taken the vehicle. By then they had heard that their pastor had sold the vehicle to one Musa Jele of Dukwi settlement.
“I asked them if they had used legal channels when giving him the car and they proved that by producing an agreement that they had made at Maun police station. The agreement allowed the pastor to cross over with the car to South Africa in December 2007 and bring it back before January 31, 2008. But our investigations revealed that the pastor never took the car to the said destination but sold it instantly after taking it from the couple”.
Molefe further told court that when he confronted the accused with the complainants he stated that he had bought the car from Botshelo . He produced a signed letter of sell which had been endorsed with Botshelo’s forged signature and a blue book whose names had been transferred to Jele after he sold him the car. The name change letter had the Nata police station stamp and the new blue book had been obtained at Orapa transport offices. The letters were part of the state submitted evidence
A hand writing specialist said that her investigations proved that the signatures on both the agreement of sell and name transfer letters were Moloi‘s handwriting.
In an interview with The Voice the Mangas said that they met Moloi through their cousin who is also a member of their ZCC church. The cousin had introduced Moloi as a powerful prophet and gave them hope that he was going to assist Botshelo.
After that they went to Moloi’s home in Nata where he prayed, prophesied and prescribed medication to them according to the way the church treats. Two days after their departure they said, Moloi called them borrowing the van that they had driven to his place.
They gave him the car so he could go and collect more medication from the church pastor in Francistown. He returned the car after using it as per their agreement.
“Soon after that and after hearing from my cousin that my wife was driving a Toyota Tazz, he called and told us that the car was the source of her illness and taking it to Moria was the only way out.
Pastor Moloi stood adamant on the dock that he bought the car from the complainant. The case continues