Prophet William Emeka appears before the court and angry community to face charges of rape and sexual assault. Picture: James Mahlokwane
Pretoria - Chaos erupted at the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court when the community supporting a rape and sexual assault accused prophet clashed with those against the Congolese man William Emeka.

A pregnant woman supporting the prophet broke down in tears of pain after the scuffle, claiming she was hit in her stomach by members of the community.

This occurred shortly after magistrate David Shikwanbane peacefully adjourned court proceedings. 

He had spent the entire morning laying down court rules and maintaining order. 

Standing next to the crying woman while awaiting an ambulance, Shikwambane said he was disturbed by the incident because he had just concluded proceedings peacefully as he always does with all high profile cases appearing before him.

People clash inside the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court where prophet William Emeka appears for alleged rape and sexual assault. Video: James Mahlokwane


The five-month pregnant woman who identified herself as Nthabiseng Happiness Ramatsetse said the prophet was a good man who was being framed by people who were jealous of his big church.

The community protesting against prophet Emeka said the woman lied, faked her pains and started the scuffle by smashing the cellphone of a person who was taking photos of the prophet.

The crowd against the prophet had gathered in court early in the morning to demonstrate against the prophet's bail application.

The court decided to postpone his bail application to November 29 until after the Department of Home Affairs had confirmed his immigration status in South Africa. 

The State could not confirm if he was in South Africa legally or not.

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