Turning prophets into profits ‘at the root of KwaSizabantu feud’

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Turning prophets into profits ‘at the root of KwaSizabantu feud’

Mission in sex-abuse scandal claims plot to remove its leadership and those heading its business ventures

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The KwaSizabantu mission, which finds itself at the centre of sexual assault and abuse scandal, claim the allegations against them are the work of breakaway members of the founder’s family.

The allegations of abuse and fraud surfaced following a report by News24 detailing testimony from several people associated with the mission, which was founded by German-born Erlo Stegen.

This prompted an investigation by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistics Communities (CRL), which began a three-day probe into the allegations at the northern KwaZulu-Natal organisation, which owns a multimillion-rand farm and water bottling plant...

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