South Africa’s ‘prophet of Doom’ faces jail sentence
Limpopo pastor Lethebo Rabalago, 26, is to be sentenced next week for spraying Doom insecticide into the faces of his followers.
Rabalago, according to this report, was found guilty by last week by Frans Mahodi in the Mookgophong Magistrate’s Court of seven charges – three for wrongful use of an agricultural remedy, which is in contravention of the Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947; and four counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
He, who was reprimanded for chewing gum during his trial, reportedly reacted with shock when the state called for his bail to be revoked.
The court also found that Rabalago unlawfully and intentionally published and distributed on Facebook a false and misleading Doom advertisement.
Prosecutor Chris Maruma said:
Now that he has been found guilty he must be kept in custody until his sentencing. He is a guilty man.
Rabalago opened his mouth in disbelief when he heard he should be jailed.
However, Rabalago’s lawyer, Edmond Lubisi, disagreed.
We should allow court processes to be finalised. We are asking the court to postpone the matter for us to study the judgment and mitigate.
Magistrate Mahodi extended Rabalago’s bail and postponed the case to February 22.
In 2016 we reported that the Mount Zion General Assembly pastor claimed that Doom Super Multi Insect Killer can cure cancer and HIV.
People get healed and delivered through Doom.
Hat tip: Paul Duveen