The case of the six accused of shooting and killing five police officers and an off duty soldier in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape, has been postponed to July 27.
They appeared briefly in the Engcobo Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape.
Mancoba Seven Angels church members were arrested following an armed robbery at the Ngcobo police station in February in 2018.
The state says its investigation is complete and a decision must now be made by the Deputy Public Prosecutor.
However, the youngest brother of the church leaders says the situation in their church confirms the fulfillment of a prophecy
Mancoba Seven Angels Benjamin says: “My father preached about this. He said people will be against us and people will hate us. When this happened we just knew it was a prophecy being fulfilled.”
The Council of Churches is concerned the incident has tarnished Christianity.
SA Council of Churches Malusi Keto says:”Another pastor was chased away from Willowvale when he said he was from Ngcobo they demanded his ID books. What happened at that church has really embarrassed everyone in the Christian community. We want the case to be finalised soon.”
Three of the suspects are expected to appear before the Mzikhubu Magistrate’s court on June 20 for the alleged murder of the Jali couple.
Meanwhile, Banele Mancoba will appear in court again on the 25th for child sexual grooming and attempted robbery.
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