Pastor Light Monyeki earlier this month told worshipers at the Grace Living Hope Ministries to drink from a bottle of water laced with noxious Rattex; to ‘nourish their bodies’ and ‘heal their sickness’ in demonstration of their faith.
‘A multitude of congregants voluntarily ran to the front to have a drink of the deadly poison’, the church had posted on its Facebook page. “If nyaope [a street drug] boys can smoke Rattax for more than eight years, who are we? Death has no power over us”. It added.
However, recent updates now say five members of the church who drank the poison are reportedly dead.
After the consumption of the poisonous liquid by the members, they all started to complain of stomach pains by the evening of the same day.
13 of them were admitted in hospitals for treatment while 5 gave up.
In a twist of fate, Monyeki has denied responsibility of the death of the 5 members but the police have now been involved in the case and are investigating the matter.
No arrest has been made.
When will members learn to know for themselves instead of following blindly?? This is just tragic!