Luvuyo Gerald Hendrik, 50-years old bishop from the Emmanuel Evangelist Church, is to be sentenced in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town, South Africa, today Thursday March 12, 2020, following his conviction of the crime of raping a 15-year-old girl in 2016.
Hendrik was arrested for raping the girl he used to drive to and from school.
USAfricaonline.com has also learned that members of Ilitha Labantu, the non-governmental organization which advocates for the safety of women and girls in Gugulethu, have been protesting against the bishop. cSexual assault and several forms of criminal degradation of women and girls remain issues which the governments and society are yet to overcome in South Africa. •By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, since 1992.