Justice prevailed after a KwaZulu-Natal pastor who raped a teenager he was a spiritual guardian to sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Pastor Sibusiso Gerald Nyathikazi, 40, was convicted on two counts of rape in the Ulundi Magistrate’s Court this week.

According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, during 2018 the pastor lured the victim, 19, into his home in Nqutu, and raped her.

Gwala said “He instructed the victim not to tell a soul about the whole ordeal since it was going to destroy his reputation as a pastor.

“The victim, who was traumatised, told no one and continued going to church like nothing happened”.