South Africa is home to charismatic churches, and over the years these churches have become popular for their controversial methods of rebuking evil spirits and healing the sick. These men of God have performed “miracles” that have left many shocked to prove the powers bestowed upon them.
Amid rumours of the use of black magic, paid actors and accusations of taking advantage of the poor, these churches continue to attract thousands and thousands of people who seek help.
Without regulations set in place, churches have become a quick money-making schemes, through their high priced commercialized blessed water and oils.
The recent “resurrection” performed by Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia International Ministries, has once again put these controversial churches in the spotlight and under the public scrutiny. These acts have been dubbed a trend to outdo each other to gain popularity and lure people into their churches.
The following Pastors and Prophets have also been in the spotlight for their controversial acts.
1. Prophet Paseka Motshweneng, affectionately known to his followers as Prophet Mboro in 2016 shocked many when he claimed to have ascended to heaven and took a selfie with God, he later dismissed the claims.
2. Pastor Lesego Daniels of Rabboni Centre Ministries, also shocked many when a video of his followers eating grass went viral.
3. Pastor Penuel Mnguni, known as the Snake Pastor in Soshanguve, fed his followers snakes to heal them.
5. Prophet of Mount Zion General Assembly in Limpopo known as the Doom Pastor, used an insect killer to heal his followers.
6. Alfred Ndlovu, died on his 30th day of fasting after attempting Jesus’ 40 days fasting.
7.Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, who is no strange to controversy set tongues wagging with a video of himself walking on air.
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By: MEGAN SELLO