Prophet Penuel Mnguni, the leader of the End Times Disciples Ministries in Pretoria, South Africa is back in the news after ordering his followers to consume a live snake, telling them it would taste like chocolate.
The controversial church posted images on Facebook showing Penuel dangling a live snake and dropping it into the mouths of his congregants.
“Man of God declared a snake to become a chocolate (chomp) and the congregation ate it. We have authority to change everything into anything and it will obey because of our authority,” read a post on the church’s Facebook page.
In May this year Penuel hit the headlines after asking members to remove their clothes and then he would sit on them before praying for them. He has also asked gullible congregants to drink petrol and eat cloths.
His church also claims to be able to turn people into snakes and allows the ‘prophet’ to jump on congregants without them feeling pain. Only last month Penuel made his congregation eat a young woman’s weave, straight from her head!
Pictures again posted by the church on their Facebook page had the caption “Man of God held the head of woman of God Thapelo from Mabopane and her hair turned into food for the sons and daughters of God to eat. Everything depends on what we say because we carry life in our tongue.”
Another South African pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries rose to prominence after making his congregants eat grass. He told his church congregation to go and eat grass because ‘this is what God wants’ them to do, after that he went on to stamp on them.