Priest caught with his pants down

By Nontobeko Mtshali

A priest has been arrested yesterday for allegedly raping a congregant while "treating" her infertility problem.

According to police spokesman, Inspector Solomon Sibiya,the couple had approached the 55-year-old priest from the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) in Rietvallei on the West Rand, when they were having trouble conceiving.

"The woman and her husband decided to approach the pastor for help. After speaking to him, the pastor told the husband to leave while he treats the wife," said Sibiya.

"When alone with the wife the priest told the 30-year-old woman to strip so he could apply anointed oil on her. After he applied the oil he forced himself on her and told her to take a bath afterwards and the woman did so. When she returned home she told the husband what had happened and he reported the case to the police."

Meanwhile, a 42-year-old man has been arrested for raping his two five-year-old twin daughters.

Police spokesman, Constable Tebogo Sesing said the children had visited their father for the Christmas holidays. Upon their return they described to their mother what had happened. She laid charges against the man who is expected to appear at the Tembisa Magistrate's Court today.

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