Pastor makes congregants eat snakes by claiming they are chocolatesBy Mason White 5:07 PM July 20, 2015
|Mnguni feeding snakes to his congregants|
By: Wayne Morin
A pastor in South Africa, is making headlines after he told his congregants to eat snakes.
The self-proclaimed prophet at the End of Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve, Tshwane, told his congregants that the snakes taste like chocolates.
Photos of the incident, were posted on the website of the Church, showing the pastor holding the snakes while his followers swallowed them.
The website states: “We have the authority to change everything into anything. Everything will obey because of our authority and God’s powers.”
Pastor Penuel Mnguni said that he has saved many people from evil spirits. He also said that he does not keep the snakes in his home, but he catches them when he needs and turns them into chocolate.
However, Mnguni is now in trouble, and is being investigated for animal abuse.
Since the photos of people eating the sanks went viral, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and police began an investigation.
Inspectors from the SPCA and the nature conservation department accompanied by the Metro police, went to the home and church of Mnguni to search for animals that might be endangered.
“We’ll continue to take action. It’s our duty to prevent the abuse of animals,” SPCA inspector Meshack Matlou said.