Trial date to be set for 'magic penis' pastor killing
A trial date is to be set this week for the tragic case of a South African pastor that was burnt alive for having a 'magic penis'.
12 people, nine men and three women between the ages of 28 and 50, are to appear in a Mpumalanga court on charges of murder and arson following the death of Albert Malwane.
The villagers burnt the pastor to death after claiming that he had been talking to animals and was using an ‘invisible penis’ to sleep with women in the community.
The deceased, a member of the Izwi Zion Christian Church, was dragged from his home and set alight on a nearby hill. His house was also burnt to the ground and his wife and daughter have subsequently gone into hiding. The community had accused Malwane's wife of turning into a snail and terrorising the village.
Following the pastor's death, the accused have claimed that Malwane's family had made the villagers sick after the funeral. The deceased’s own father has also said that he believes that a curse was released following his son’s death.
The trial date is expected to be set this coming Thursday, but we struggle of how the twelve accused villagers are going to explain how a snail can 'terrorise' a village or how one might a 'magic penis'. This will certainly be a court case to keep an eye on...