The father of two, aged 57, admits to a relationship with his helper. However, he said their relationship soured and she falsely accused him of rape.
He was charged last Wednesday and appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court a day later. He was granted R3 000 bail and cautioned not to communicate with the complainant.
Advocate Niven Rai, appearing for the pastor, told the court his client was falsely implicated by the woman, aged 26.
“My client is married with two children. He has known the complainant since 2016 and their relationship turned sour. In May, my client opened a case of theft and the complainant in this case was the number one suspect,” Rai said.