A South African Prophet, Theo Bongani Maseko of the Breath of Christ Ministries in Daveyton has made his church members consume engine oil while promising them that it will protect and cure them from HIV/AIDs.
He also told them the hazardous chemical tastes like honey and as expected they all believed him. They subsequently drank the liquid enthusiastically. Though the act has been widely condemned, Bongani has justified his actions by saying those who partook in the drinking had been saved, healed and delivered.
“When we pray over anything, its poison dies. So it can’t harm people. Nothing happened, no one has been admitted to hospital, and the congregants who had drunk the engine cleaner had been saved, healed and delivered” the controversial prophet said.
The South African Commission for Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Religious, Cultural and Linguistic Communities Chairperson, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva has cautioned religious leaders to refrain from these nefarious acts which put Christianity in a bad light.