Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Church with 100 sex slaves busted in South Africa

By News Express on 25/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,042

 •The room of the sex slaves in the Mancoba church. Photo Credit: City Press
•The room of the sex slaves in the Mancoba church. Photo Credit: City Press

South African police have busted Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry, a church run as a cult, with no fewer than 100 sex slaves, among them girls as young as 12, nursing tiny babies and with leaders who regard themselves as angels.

The church, called Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry, was sacked Saturday after some members of the church attacked a police station in the tiny Eastern Cape Town of Engcobo, killing five policemen.

Leaders of the church, who see themselves as angels, were alleged to be the masterminds of the attack at the police station.

“In this church it is forbidden to have identity documents. Children are not allowed to have birth certificates and they are not allowed to attend school,” said National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole.

The room of the sex slaves in the Mancoba church. Photo Credit: City Press

The rescued girls were kept in about 10 corrugated iron shacks. Inside, mattresses lined the floor and clothes hung from wires or were dumped on the beds.

A high-ranking police officer told City Press that the cult, in the centre of Nyanga village, was established by a Mr Mancoba, who died in 2015.

Mancoba’s seven sons refused to follow their father’s successor. The “seven angels” and their mother subsequently became the leaders of the breakaway cult.

They soon ran out of money, which the officer said could explain why they attacked the police station and bombed two ATMs in town.

“They need money and are desperate. People of that church are brainwashed. They only live in their own world.”

The officer said at least three of the seven men killed in Friday night’s shooting were among the “angel” brothers, who had masterminded the massacre. One of them is on the run.

“The guys, known as angels, drive very expensive cars, but do not work. They are well known here in Engcobo,” the officer said.

“There are people here in this town who go to that church. People would give up all their pensions and donate them to the church,” said the officer.

City Press of South Africa reported that three of the seven Mancoba brothers suspected of involvement in the murders of the officers were killed during a shoot-out with police on Friday.

Sithole said the rescued girls were “indoctrinated and brainwashed” girls. They have been taken to social workers for counselling.

As City Press reported, the cult – run by the seven Mancoba brothers and their mother – was flagged by the government since 2016.

A report by chapter 9 institution the CRL Rights Commission, which was presented to Parliament’s portfolio committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs in October last year, warned it was a disaster waiting to happen.

Commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva told City Press she interviewed the cult leaders in 2016 during her investigation into church practices and made the parliamentary committee aware of her “serious concerns”.

“Everyone [at the cult] was sitting waiting for Jesus to come. We told Parliament that this was a high risk and these people need urgent attention.

“We warned that there will be something else [that will happen] once their money runs out. Look what has happened,” Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said.

“This has been a ticking time bomb. We said either these people are going to commit suicide or something else will happen.

“We questioned the sanity of church leaders, who saw themselves as angels sent by God.”

The Eastern Cape social development department knew about the cult. Spokesperson Mzukisi Solani said officials went there in 2016 and rescued 18 children. They were taken to places of safety after the department obtained a court order. After the raid, they alerted the CRL commission to the cult.

On Friday night, police tracked down those who allegedly attacked the police station. They were found 3km outside Engcobo and about 500m from where two of the five slain policemen were executed before their van plunged into a gorge. Seven cult members were killed in the ensuing shoot-out and 10 were arrested.

Source News Express

Posted 25/02/2018 1:05:17 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Senate passes N189bn budget for INEC

Police nab notorious rustlers, kidnappers

JAMB to commence 2019/2020 UTME registration in January...

2019: Fayose to declare Presidential ambition on Thursday...

Anambra election: Obiano declares November 17 public holiday...

Dangote announces new appointments for strategic growth sustenance...

MOSOP raises alarm over high rate of child...

Bank of England Governor warns Prime Minister not...

National Assembly postpones passage of 2016 budget

Ex-Governor rushed to hospital from EFCC custody, admitted...

FG assures manufacturers, producers of export commodities of...

2019: Key reasons why PDP delegates should vote...

 

Latest News Africa turns battlefield as US moves to counter China, Russia APC to PDP: Stop dancing on the grave of Nigerians 2019 Elections: Police, political parties sign Peace Accord in Ogun Electoral Act controversy: I’m not desperate — Buhari Tony Elumelu Foundation appoints new CEO MASSOB mourns Ex-Ohanaeze president, Ikedife FG targets 2.2mbpd crude oil production by Jan. 2019 Teenage gunman commits suicide in unsuccessful US school attack Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves Censors Board Executive Director dragged to court over generator theft 2019: Youths ready to occupy 50 pct elective offices — Coalition Reps threaten to shun Buhari’s budget presentation

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (430,032 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,921 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,801 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (281,218 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,901 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,310 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,171 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,356 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,674 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,512 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,274 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,743 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,876) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (973) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,822) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (69) News (41,402) Opinion (1,152) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,161) Religion (915) Sports (1,818) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera