‘They prey on the vulnerable’- Lerato K shaken by TV exposé of fake pastors

13 March 2019 - 09:36 By Kyle Zeeman
Lerato Kganyago was not impressed with the antics of some pastors.
Lerato Kganyago was not impressed with the antics of some pastors.
Image: Gallo Images / Oupa Bopape

Lerato Kganyago joined hundreds of others left outraged by a TV exposé on fake pastors and some of the tricks they use to hoodwink their congregations.

Pastor Alph Lukau made world headlines last month after supposedly resurrecting a man, Brighton Moyo, from the dead. A video of the "miracle" went viral on social media. Alph's church, Alleluia Ministries later said that the clergyman never claimed to resurrect anyone and had just "completed a miracle that God had started". 

As the storm clouds continue to gather around the "resurrection" pastor, SABC1's investigative news show Cutting Edge aired a documentary about the controversial clergyman on Tuesday.

The show took a look at some of the pastor's claims and dissected several of his "miracles".

It included interviews with people who took part in the miracles, who shared how the church had apparently pulled a fast one on their congregation, from "healing a woman of HIV" to raising another from a wheelchair.

The episode sparked massive outrage on social media and Lerato K was one of many who shared her shock over all the claims. 

Her Twitter fingers were blazing as she jumped in at different points to give her opinion through memes and messages.

Controversial pastor Paseka "Prophet Mboro" Motsoeneng also slammed Lukau's claims to have healed HIV, and called for him to be charged.

"How many people stopped taking their medication when they saw these Lukau fake miracles? How many young people went on to disregard the safe sex gospel - thinking that HIV is now that easily curable? ... In my view, Lukau should be charged by the South African Police Service. 

"I humbly appeal to agencies of the state to take swift action against Lukau before he further misleads the nation, particularly the vulnerable HIV-positive people, and those who are unemployed."

Over on the Twitter streets, the criticism was just as brutal.