Police launched an investigation after a pastor killed a woman during services while trying to perform a miracle, according to police in South Africa.
Pastor Lethebo Rabalango of the Mount Zion General Assembly in Polokwane, is being accused of murder after the young woman suffered internal injuries, following an incident during which a large speaker was placed on her chest.
Instead of taking responsibility for his actions, the pastor blamed the victim, saying that she did not have faith in God.
According to the police investigation, Rabalango had organized a night of worship in his church, where he told people that he could do anything with faith.
At some point, he invited a woman onto the stage and told her to lie down. He then ordered members to place a large speaker on her chest, saying that the weight would not hurt her.
He then climbed on top of the speaker, adding pressure to the woman’s chest. The woman was silent as she had already fainted.
After being at the top of the speaker for about 5 minutes, he got up and removed it. After the woman did not stand up, she was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.