Eastern Cape Bishop Apprehend For Alleged Possession Of Drugs

Eastern Cape Bishop Apprehend For Alleged Possession Of Drugs. A woman bishop was in court after a drug raid outside King William’s Town, according to police officials.

A woman bishop was in court after a drug raid outside King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, according to police officials. The officials were tipped-off about drugs being sold at a house in the place. The officers thus then raided the place on the 31st December.

After the police officials got warrants they went on to raid the house. They got 36 quarter Mandrax tablets, 6 full tablets, 15 half Mandrax tablets, 15 Tik sachets, 161 Dagga bompies and nine Dagga arms. In the process they also got a hold of 75 fake CDs. Captain Siphokazi Mawisa says, “The suspect, 57, was arrested and charged for dealing with drugs.”

The bishop arrested was Nobango Tompson, a St John’s Apostolic Church bishop in the Eastern Cape, according to ‘Daily Dispatch’. Reports state that the bishop resided in in the house where the large amount of drugs was discovered. She was given a bail of R500 while she waits for her court date on the 9th of March. The employment of church buildings in bringing in drugs has been condmned by numerous religious councils after the Bishop’s incident.

The president of Church Leaders Council of South Africa, Bhekimpi Mchunu, says, “This behaviour of hijacking churches for these types of activities is becoming a social time bomb.” Professor Mbulelo Dyasi, the president of the SA Bishops Council, says criminals that are using churches for criminal acts should be isolated. “It is high time to isolate criminals who are using churches to conduct criminal acts, including trafficking of drugs and exploitation of young people,” says Professor Mbulelo Dyasi.

by Alexandra Ramaite

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