Bronkhorstspruit - There was tension at the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court today before Congolese prophet William Emeka appeared for allegedly raping and sexual assaulting church members.
Police had to intervene and escort out a male foreign national who clashed with EFF members and residents who protested against the prophet before court proceedings commenced.
Emeka, through his council, abandoned his bail application without giving reasons as his rights allowed him to do.
The controversial “Man of God” has been in police custody this month since seven women opened cases of rape and sexual assault against him, sparking tension between community members.
Community members who joined forces with the local EFF leadership have been exchanging insults in and outside court with those supporting Emeka.