The founder and leader of Faith Word Church International in Soweto has been arrested by the police for allegedly rubbing anointed olive oil in the vagina and on the clitoris of his church member.

Pastor Edmond Dube, according to the SBPS, claimed he was casting out evil spirits that had possessed the victim by applying the oil in her private part.

After the act, the pastor allegedly attempted to rape the victim but she reportedly shouted for help and managed to escape.

Pastor Dube has provisionally been charged with indecent assault.  The Soweto Divisional Crime Officer, Constable Peter Tshabalala, who confirmed the incident, said the victim is an 18-year-old Senior High School graduate who fellowships with her parents in that church.

The pastor confided in the victim’s mother (named withheld) after church service last Sunday, that God had revealed to him through a vision that her daughter was possessed with an evil spirit. He requested the woman to allow the girl come for deliverance service the following Tuesday.

On that Tuesday, the mother of the victim asked her daughter to go for service but when the victim got to the church, the pastor requested that they go to his house for said deliverance to be carried out and the victim obliged.

At his residence, the pastor allegedly asked the victim if she had ever accepted any love proposal from a man but she answered in the negative

Pastor Dube again asked the victim if she had experienced menstrual pains before and the victim answered in the affirmative,” Constable Tshabalala narrated.

The police officer said the founder of the church then told the victim that the menstrual pains were the work of the devil and that he could deliver her by smearing anointing oil on her privates.

The pastor then ordered the victim to lie down and remove her dress while he rubbed the oil on her privates and parts of her abdomen.

The suspect further asked the victim to remove her pants and he rubbed the oil on the victim’s vagina and clitoris.

When the victim asked him to explain his actions, the pastor allegedly said he was being directed by the Holy Spirit to do so.

The 18-year-old victim resisted and attempted to stand up.


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