Prophet Rufus Phala of AK Spiritual Christian Church in Makgodu, Limpopo, has made his congregants drink antiseptic liquid Dettol, saying they will be healed of their illnesses.
The prophet said he knew Dettol was harmful but that God had instructed him to use it. He claimed that he drank the liquid first before giving it to his congregants. He has further claimed that people had been sending him messages, telling him they had been healed, reports Daily Sun.
This comes a week after the Limpopo health department obtained a court interdict ordering Lethebo Rabalago of Mount Zion General Assembly and his church members to refrain from spraying or applying Doom on people.
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.
When criticised for using Doom, he “demonstrated the power of God”, and told his congregants that Doom was not harmful. Taking to his Facebook page last week, 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.