Cape Town pastor found guilty of rape

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Cape Town pastor found guilty of rape
No to rape.

A pastor formerly attached to the church ministry known as the Christ Healing Fountain, in Mannenberg on the Cape Flats, has been found guilty of raping two women, on different days, in a hotel room.

Pastor David Mteteleu Mnapu, 50, appeared in the Sexual Offences Court in Parow, before magistrate Mandy van Leeve, on Tuesday.

Mnapu had pleaded not guilty to both counts in April, when his trial commenced.

Immediately after pronouncing him guilty on both counts of rape, the magistrate declared his R1 000 bail revoked, and ordered that he remain in custody until he is sentenced on June 20.

The first incident involved an 18-year-old girl, who had been raped at gunpoint by another man in November 2008.

She attended the Christ Healing Fountain church, and approached Mnapu, the pastor at the time, for counselling in March, 2009.

Mnapu invited her to his room in a hotel near the Cape Town International Airport, where he raped her.

The second victim, aged 20, who had also been raped at gunpoint in the year 2008, similarly approached Mnapu in his hotel room for counselling.

Instead of the emotional support that she expected from him, she told the court that Mnapu raped her, then warned her that her family would die, and be cursed, if she told anyone about it.

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