Pastor Mboro incites violence against “witches”
The South African Pagan Rights Alliance is deeply troubled by Pastor Mboro Motsoeneng’s public prejudicial incitement against witches and witchcraft.
Timeslive reported on 5 June that Incredible Happenings Ministries’ Pastor Paseka Mboro Motsoeneng “intends on ending the ‘witches’ honeymoon” in SA by helping victims of witchcraft find freedom from it’s power through sermons and prophetic instructions.”
Pastor Mboro told TshisaLIVE he was carrying out his latest revelation from God to help free his children from the bondage of “black magic”. The two-week crusade, called Destruction of Witchcraft, aka TshwaraMoloi, which started last Friday will continue until June 16.
Mboro said there is no set way to get rid of witches and he knew he had to be careful with the manner of approach because he didn’t want to incite violence. “I know I need to be careful because as far as the law goes, witchcraft is a hard one to pin down. So I won’t point anyone out, however, what will happen is people will confess and expose themselves then we will free their victims.”
Pastor Mboro said he has asked all people who suspect that they are being bewitched to bring the soil from their yards to church, that way he will spiritually be in their home as he breaks curses and destroys the spirits and witches that were making their lives a living hell.
A public call to “ending the ‘witches’ honeymoon in SA” and “to get rid of witches” is nothing short of an incitement to ‘act against’ witches.
No matter how he tries to downplay the implications of his crusade, many people will read this as an invitation to make accusations of witchcraft against neighbours and to pursue “witches” through violent witch-hunts.
This Alliance must condemn the Pastor’s incitement to discrimination and violence.