Pastor in incest case 'is insane'

Sakhile Mokoena

Sakhile Mokoena

A Mpumalanga man, a pastor in his family church, who allegedly fathered three children with his daughter, claiming incest was biblically justified, has been labelled insane and a disgrace to society.

Dr Mafika Lubisi a cultural activist, said the50-year-old manneeded to undergo psychiatric treatment.

The man's rape and incest case was postponed to July. He is accused of sleeping with his daughter, 22, since she was 13. She first gave birth when she was 15.

The suspect allegedly kept his family prisoner and banned them from talking to neighbours, claiming it was to "protect them from the evils of the world".

l A 47-year-old man from the same area faces a similar charge after he fathered a child with his daughter, then 15, after a Swaziland traditional healer told him this would bring him good luck.

The girl, 19, gave birth to a daughter two years ago.

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