Controversial South African pastor, who was reported to have given his members Dettol as communion, 2016, has again, given his church members JIK bleach to drink during his service.
Following several public lashes, Pastor Ruffus Phala, of Ark Centre Ministry in Makgodu Village, Limpopo, South Africa told Daily Sun he had turned the Jik into the blood of Jesus.
He added what his members drank wasn’t Jik but Jesus Christ’s blood.
He said: Yes, it was Jik before I made the declaration. But after I declared it to be the blood of Jesus Christ it means it’s no longer Jik so it won’t harm anyone who consumes it.
He said what he did was similar to what happened in the Bible, where Jesus gave his servants’ wine to drink but had said to them “this is my blood“.
In an interaction with the Limpopo police department, spokesman, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said they had not received any complaints.
He urged the affected congregants to come forward and open a case so cops could investigate.
Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, chairwoman of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities, told Daily Sun they condemned such acts in the strongest possible terms. S
he said this was an act of people seeking popularity, adding, “A true man of God will not do such.”