Charges against Ngcobo’s Angels Ministry leader dropped


Charges of rape and sexual exploitation against Banele Mancoba, one of the leaders of the defunct Angels Ministry Church in Ngcobo, have been dropped.
Mancoba, who became a leading character and one of the most vocal among the Seven Angels, appeared in the Mthatha High Court on Wednesday.
But it was revealed that charges of rape against him had been dropped after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) declined to prosecute."The DPP did not give any reasons but has declined to prosecute," National Prosecuting Authority regional spokesperson Luxolo Tyali confirmed on Thursday morning.
But religious leaders in Ngcobo have criticised the decision by the DPP saying it was unfortunate that all of this was happening during the state's 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children campaign which runs annually between November 25 and December 10...

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