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Squabble over funds split Modise church

By Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi | Dec 02, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 419 ]

International Pentecostal Holiness Church leader Bobo Bethuel Modise allegedly offered to pay hitmen R3 million to kill his rival and brother-in-law Clayton Modise

Police officer Martinus Botha told the Westonaria magistrate's court yesterday that the meeting to kill Clayton Modise, leader of the International Pentecostal Church (IPC), was held in Boksburg between 2005 and 2006. He had investigated the matter but could not make a breakthrough.

"In 2008, I received a call from the complainant (Clayton) telling me that he was receiving SMSes threatening to kill him. On further investigation we were able to link the conspiracy to murder case with the threatening SMSes because the context of the messages showed that the accused (Bobo) wanted to kill the complainant," he said.

Botha said the SMSes were in a language he did not understand but Clayton explained their meaning to him. He said they were sent from two different numbers but with one cellphone.

"One SMS was sent from an 083 number and the rest were sent from 078 numbers. I tried to call the 078 number but there was no answer. I then called the 083 number and the accused answered," he said.

Botha said when he asked him (Bobo) if there was anyone else who used the number, he (Bobo) said no. Botha said police then confiscated Bobo's N70 cellphone and sent it for forensic examination.

Botha said network services provider MTN confirmed that the SMSes were sent from the phone police had confiscated from Bobo. Botha said they linked the SMSes through the cellphone's EMI number.

Bobo was arrested in 2008 and faced charges of crimen injuria. Bobo's lawyer Peter Bielderman asked if Botha was not interested in the case because Clayton was his friend.

Clayton is the son of IPC founder Frederick Modise, who died in 1998. Bobo is married to Frederick's daughter Jacqueline.

Bobo claimed his father-in-law had given him and his wife two Mercedes-Benz cars and a share in the millions he had left.

Bobo started a splinter group, the IPHC, in 2000 after a squabble over the church's riches.

The trial continues.

COMMENTS [ 419 ]

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GOEIE MIDDAG MENSE,

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BUT I SURE S HELLL MISSED OLA YA UGLY FACES JULLE BLOG-STARS

SAMSUNG U MUST REMOVE ME ON THAT WORST LEAST MEI CHOM
CAUSE I DONT BELONG THERE,

Dec 02, 2010 1:18 | 0 replies

@hazy
ZCC are mockers who practice church laws rather than biblical law.

Dec 02, 2010 1:43 | 0 replies

@Mosquer
dont confuse truth to dat nonsense you just said about ada church just bcos it is doing things differently from your church dat means they are devils...how do u know yours is doing the rite things

Dec 02, 2010 1:48 | 0 replies

@Mosquer
"Halala Masione! stepping to the gates of hell."
"ZCC are mockers who practice church laws rather than biblical law."

And you will definetely be there too!
These church laws are from the Bibke hun! Or sorry, you don't read the Bible, which explains all your comments. Hypocrite!

Dec 02, 2010 1:49 | 0 replies

@hazy - Ppl are talking around everything you keep on telling us ZCC this that. Attend, pray and leave ZCC to Lekganyane its his baby. Ask Rakoma trying to fight the battle with his fellow members in the name of ZCC and what happen? OUT.

Dec 02, 2010 1:50 | 0 replies

He is just an in-law were does he fit in the inheritence, the money was meant for his wife not him Gold Digger...how much does he stand to gain for offering 3 million for the murder

Dec 02, 2010 1:55 | 0 replies

I will never allow myself to be indoctrinated by some stupid a*shole calling themselves pastors and founding members of churches, i say "voetsek" to all of em, they are in it for the money, iam spiritual and dont need someone to preach for me or convey message on my behalf to God, i can do it myself thanks, if they were not doing it for money why are they owning helicopters and expensive cars, as for Ray Mccauley he even has a harley davidson WTF is this, this mother f*ckers are irritating the shit out of my B*tt

Dec 02, 2010 1:58 | 0 replies

@Sharpino

You're not making sense hun, Rakoma what? How does he fit here?

Dec 02, 2010 2:3 | 0 replies

The debate is being overshadowed by the mudslinging. Lets deal with the issues people. Lol!

Dec 02, 2010 2:3 | 0 replies

@sthenjwa4582, uyeke mina toe, yini ulala no Jezebel Gigolo? I don't to repeat myself to wena. phinda ngikuzwe ukhuluma ngegama lami uzozwa manje uyasangana yini

Dec 02, 2010 2:5 | 0 replies

HAAAAI MAAN
ENOUGH ABOUT ZCC, LETS TOK ABOUT SOMETHING INTERESTING

Dec 02, 2010 2:5 | 0 replies