Fake pastors have ruined the faith of many South Africans.

Their rape and fraud scandals have prompted calls for regulation of churches in the country.

There have been a number of high-profile cases involving disgraced pastors in recent months.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is now involved and has even urged South Africans to come together to curb bogus pastors.

Victims of alleged sexual abuse have detailed their experiences to the BBC.

They’ve also criticised the invulnerability of the so-called men of God, who use their positions as a cover for abuse.

Many pastors in this era run church services like an auction.

They manipulate members by declaring that God showed them 10 people will pledge R100 000 and then 20 people will donate R50 000 in a bid to lure them to pay for miracles.

  • Malefu Matekane