Members of the community at Sugarbush A/A at eMaxesibeni marched to the God’s Power Family Church; forcing it to close. According to a resident who commented on condition of anonymity but was part of the march; residents took this decision after pastor PHAKADE’S first appearance in Mt Ayliff court for rape.

The resident said more than hundred members of the community who marched to the church today. On their arrival at the church the service was in progress. Leaders of the church all of them men came out and confronted the marchers. It is said that their confrontational attitude could not help as angry youth were telling them to close till the rape case against their leader is finished.

Police were called but they (police) agreed with the community that the church must be closed. Pastor was arrested on Wednesday last week and was charged for rape by the magistrate court of Mt Ayliff. His case was remanded in custody to the 9th of November for further investigations.

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