The 33- year-old alleged pastor who is also calling himself a traditional healer, Lucas Happy Moretsele from Kutullo village, arrested on 08 November 2020 for allegedly raping a 20- year-old girl who is a learner at one of the high schools in the area under the Sekhukhune Policing precinct outside Burgersfort, has on Thursday 19 November 2020, appeared before the Sekhukhune magistrate court on a charge of rape.
He was granted R1000 bail and his case was postponed to 23 March 2021 for further police investigations.
The victim has on 18 September 2020, allegedly visited this pastor/traditional healer for consultation and in the process, the suspect allegedly raped her. The victim became confused and terrified by the entire situation, realised at a later stage that she has been tricked and raped by the man she trusted to heal her.
The victim reported the matter to the police on Saturday 07 November 2020 and a case of rape was opened. The initial investigations started and the suspect was traced and arrested.
The Police investigations are still continuing.