Phila Madlingozi: Christianity has destroyed black spirituality

01 March 2019 - 07:00
By Kyle Zeeman
Phila Madlingozi has shared his thoughts on Christianity and black spirituality.
Image: Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu Phila Madlingozi has shared his thoughts on Christianity and black spirituality.

Former Intersexions star and musician Phil Madlingozi has weighed in on this week's debate around "fake" pastors, saying that Christianity has "destroyed black spirituality".

Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries made headlines this week for apparently raising Brighton Moyo "from the dead". Outrage and questions around the "miracle" led to controversial pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng claiming the clergyman was "bringing Christianity into disrepute".

Alleluia Ministries  has since backtracked on the "miracle", claiming Brighton was already alive when the pastor got to the premises.

While many on social media weighed in on the story, Phila posted a message on Instagram about the role of Christianity and black spirituality.

"Christianity has almost totally destroyed black spirituality. Our real power, our true connection to the source of life," he wrote.

He added that faith was powerful, no matter where it was placed, but he was not about to subscribe to the hype around pastors who claimed to perform miracles.

"Alienate me all you want. I will be at peace when they kill me some day. I’ve shown that normal is a trap."

Kings and Queens Funeral Parlour, whose branded vehicle was used in the fake resurrection video, denied any knowledge of the deceased or of selling the coffin to the church. The company threatened to take legal action against Lukau.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Alleluia Ministries said it was a victim of an "unwarranted and sustained attack" fuelled by bias, speculation and "a blatant refusal to accept certain irrefutable facts".