The Limpopo health department has obtained a court interdict ordering Lethebo Rabalago and his church members to refrain from spraying or applying Doom on people.
The self-proclaimed prophet, dubbed Doom Prophet, and the church he leads, Mount Zion General Assembly, are listed as respondents in a court application made by the department at the Limpopo High Court on Tuesday.
According to the court papers reportedly seen by The Sowetan, Rabalago has been ordered to appear before the court on January 20 to give reasons why the interim interdict should not be made final.
The 24-year-old prophet, however, reportedly told the publication he was not aware of the interdict, still maintaining his actions were inspired by the spirit of God.
The interdict comes after he was criticised for spraying the insect-killer on his congregants so they could ostensibly be cured of diseases.
Following the incident, a woman who was sprayed with the pesticide came forward, claiming it had healed her ulcers.
“The prophet called sick people to come forward. [Mrs Mitala] went to the forth [sic] and told the prophet that she suffers from ulcer. The prophet sprayed doom on her, and she received her healing and deliverance [sic],” one of the church’s Facebook posts read.
When asked why he would use Doom to heal people, Rabalago said he was chosen before birth to do this.
On Monday, Rabalago proved to the world and “demonstrated the power of God”, telling his congregants that Doom was not harmful, contrary to popular belief. Taking to his Facebook page, he posted pictures of himself spraying the insect killer in his own face and eyes.
“The man of God, Prophet Lethebo, demonstrated the power of God by himself. By putting in his eyes and on the the face of his skin also the mouth. He is giving you answers. We are born of the spirit,” reads the caption on the pictures.