Popular South African pastor who claimed he could heal sick members of his congregation by spraying them with insecticide was found guilty of assault on Friday.
Prophet Lethebo Rabalago of the Mount Zion General Assembly, MZGA, had repeatedly claimed that his members get healed of their diseases whenever he sprays them insecticide.
Lethebo Rabalao, referred to by local media as “the prophet of doom,” was found guilty of four count charges of assault as well as “contravening the Agricultural Act” by a court in Limpopo province, dpa reports.
The provincial health department brought charges against the pastor after videos of him spraying congregants in the face with insecticide surfaced on the internet.
Rabalao said he had been told by God to heal people, and claimed he could help those with HIV and cancer.
The 25-year-old once said, “Some people came with injuries but we sprayed them and they were healed. No one inspired me.
“I just believe in God for Rabalago. Everything here on Earth belongs to God. Petrol belongs to God. Doom belongs to God.”