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Court jails South African pastor who sprayed his followers with insecticide



South African prophet who sparked outrage on social media for spraying his followers with insecticide has been sentenced.

Prophet Lethebo Rabalago, 25, the leader of The Mount Zion General Assembly was found guilty of contravening the Agricultural Stock Remedies Act.

On Tuesday, Mookgopong magistrate Frans Mahodi‚ sentenced‚ him to one year in jail or a fine of R6‚000 for contravening the Stock and Agricultural Remedies Act 36 of 1947‚ which deals with pest control operators.

The controversial prophet was also sentenced to three years in jail or a R30‚000 fine for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. However‚ half of the fine for assault was suspended, Sowetan Live reported.

His lawyer Edmund Lubusi, told the Court that his client will pay off his fine of R21‚000 in installments of R3‚000 a month.

“We have made an arrangement that my client will pay 3,000 rand in installments every month until the fine is fully paid,” Lubusi told the paper.

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