A Papua New Guinea cult leader known as ‘Black Jesus’ has been hacked to death by villagers in the Madang province.
Steven Tari was found dead after he escaped prison in March during a mass break-out with other convicts. He had been serving a 20-year sentence for raping four girls.
According to AFP, Tari was widely known as a Lutheran pastor and ran a Christian-based sect. At his peak, he had thousands of village followers, including armed warriors who protected him.
His followers became known as a ‘cargo cult’ in Papua New Guinea and he preached that young girls should be married to him, as it was God’s prophecy
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