A pastor from South Africa, who previously made headlines for praying for his congregation until they stripped, is now in the news again for turning a young woman’s hair into food and having his followers eat it straight from her head.
Pictures posted on The End Times Disciples Ministries’ Facebook page show the pastor, Prophet Penuel Mnguni, placing his hands on the woman. Other members of the congregation are seen holding her hair in their hands and actually attempting to eat it. The pictures are captioned: “Man of God held the head of a 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.”
News reports suggest that earlier in the service, Mnguni commanded that a piece of cloth become food. The congregants immediately started to chew on it. During a service in May, he spoke to them about Adam and Eve and how they were naked in the garden of Eden. He quoted Genesis 2:25: “Having no clothes on them, they stood in need of none to shelter them from the heat or cold, or to conceal any parts of their bodies from the sight of others.”
He later said that with the help of God they could even change the weather, and that’s when people started sweating and began taking their clothes off. In response to their behavior, the pastor said it was a sign of healing. Everyone in the church, he insisted, was healed and delivered from evil.
The pastor’s controversial sermons have drawn severe criticism online. “This should win a world record for stupidity,” a user wrote on the Nairaland forum.
“Madness in the Church season 5,” wrote another. “Seems artificial hair is now a delicacy in South Africa.”
Believe it or not, such stunts are not exactly uncommon in these new generation African churches. Last year, Pastor Lesego Daniel, of Rabboni Centre Ministries, told his followers to eat grass in order to be closer to God. Which they actually did…