Controversial Rivers of Living Waters Ministries head, 55-year-old Archbishop Stephen Bafana Zondo is expected to appear in the Pretoria High Court on Monday, 23 August 2021, on charges of rape, contravening the Sexual Offences Act as well as defeating the ends of justice.
The spokesperson of the national prosecuting authority (NPA) in Pretoria Lumka Mahanjana said Bishop Zondo faces nine counts.
“It is alleged that one of the victims that Bishop Zondo allegedly repeatedly raped is a family member. It is alleged that Bishop Zondo raped the victim in 1980 while she was eight or nine years old, while other victims that were allegedly raped and, or sexually assaulted by him were members of his congregation.
“The matter is expected to sit from 23 August to 17 September 2021 at Court GA.”