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#OmotosoTrial: Idols twins receive death threats

By Lou -Anne Daniels

Cape Town – Former Idols SA contestants Anele and Neliswa Mxakaza, who won the hearts of South Africans during the 2013 season of the competition, have been receiving death threats after publicly supporting the women who accuse Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso of rape and human trafficking.

Anele and Neliswa Mxakaza
Anele and Neliswa Mxakaza
This week, Cheryl Zondi gave graphic testimony about her rape ordeal, allegedly at the hands of Omotoso. When they severed ties with Omotoso, the twins said that they were aware of instances where women had been sexually abused at the uMhlanga house.
 
“The rape allegations were not new to us. The girls would talk immediately after it happened in the house. When one (of the girls) was called to the upper room we knew what was going to happen to them. We were made to keep quiet and never say anything. We ran away .. because we knew what was happening. Even when we had left the church we were still not free to talk. We were afraid that something bad will happen to us or our families”.
 
Over the past few days, Anele has posted messages of support for Omotoso’s victims that have apparently angered the very people she once worshipped with at the Jesus Dominion International Church. She also interacted with posts from other survivors which detail the way in which they were manipulated by church members. IOL.