The Seshego Magistrate’s court in Limpopo has postponed the rape and fraud case of a pastor until the 18th of February.

Pastor James Thobakgale of the Divine Deliverance Church and his five co-accused are facing numerous charges ranging from rape of minors to fraud and assault.

The controversial clergyman and self-proclaimed faith healer is no stranger to drama. In 2012 he was charged with the rape of a 14 year-old girl. Thobakgale’s also accused of swindling money from people through pyramid schemes.

He is said to have ordered the beating of congregants who don’t pay tithes. The matter has been referred to the National Director of Public Prosecution for directives

National Prosecuting Authority Spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi says, “This matter has been postponed for the reason that it must be referred to the NDPP to give some directives and there are five accused. Accused number one is for the rape case of the minor so that is why the NDPP should give directives”