Malleni Selby, 43, appeared in the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo on Friday on two counts of rape.
Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo said Selby was in custody. He is due to appear in court again on June 18.
“The victims, aged 24 and 29, reported cases of rape at the Maake Police Station on June 8, respectively. Officers from the Tzaneen Police Department for Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses investigated the case. The suspect was arrested on June 10. “
The rape allegedly took place in 2015 and 2019 when the pastor allegedly deceived the congregation members and they accompanied him to bushes where he would pray for them and bless them. “However, he allegedly raped them. Both women became pregnant and one had already given birth. “