from AKANI CHAUKE in Johannesburg, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEANS have lashed back at a controversial Congolese pastor who claimed witchcraft was on the increase in their country.
Alph Lukau, leader of the Alleluia International Ministries, has been quoted as making the allegations at a recent church service in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He appeared to base his allegations on the ill-health of Zimbabwean deputy president, Constantino Chiwenga, who has been seeking treatment in neighbouring country.
A woman claiming to be Chiwenga’s relative could be seen on the video agreeing to Lukau’s “prophecy.”
Zimbabweans in South Africa are enraged with many dismissing Lukau as a false ‘prophet’.
“Many of us believers well versed with the word of God are shocked to hear such as person claiming witchcraft in Zimbabwe has increased. Maybe it is him (Lukau) releasing those satanic demons to haunt our country,” said Geneviève Tsuro from Alexandra.
Lerato Moruleng of Lyndhurst was equally scathing.
“If Lukau is determined like to get easy money from Chiwenga, he should find other means not to allege witchcraft had increased. How does he measure witchcraft if he himself was not a witch hiding in the name of Jesus?” Moruleng asked.
Shadreck Mugiviza of Diepsloot said Lukau was a false prophet taking advantage of Christians with little faith.
“Well, I don’t want to judge others, but this guy (Lukau) is just a crook swindling gullible Christians of money because of their so called faith in God through rogues like him,” he said.
In the video, Lukau is seen saying: “…but I also want to pray. It seem like you have somebody I’m seeing laying in hospital. I’m seeing somebody family member.”
The woman responded: “Yeh, it’s my uncle Chiwenga (Zimbabwe vice president.”
Lukau: “Pkay, hear this, I’m not just saying this to say, but there will be bad news if you don’t pray. Because you see his body is swelling, you may lose your uncle the vice president of Zimbabwe.”
Lukau is not new to controversy.
He made infamous headlines in 2016 for allegedly duping South African women R5 000 each to “help” them get married.
It emerged he later held a conference at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg, where women paid tickets ranging between R450 to R5 000 to attend the event purportedly arranged to assist the women receive marriage proposals.
Many women claimed they remained single.
Several other believers from various churches quoted Matthew 24:24 saying these were the last days.
– CAJ News