Dozens of African church believers suffered serious stomach aches and five of them died after religious priest tried to prove his congregation were above death by feeding them rat poison.
The leader of an African congregation named Priest Light Monyeki from Soshanguve, South Africa, took it upon himself to prove his follower’s were superhuman and immortal, with a seriously dangerous stunt.
Monyeki declared to his congregation that they should not fear death, as they will not die, before proceeding to pour bottles of water contaminated with rat poison into their mouths in a ceremony.
“We do not need to proclaim faith because we are believers. Death has no power over us,” Monyeki declared.
Following the Monyeki’s declaration, many of his believers ran forward to take a fatal drink from the treacherous bottle.
Monyeki took a swig from the poison fluid before pouring it down the throats of his loyal congregation.
On the same day, the members of his church began to complain of stomach pains and by the evening, five of them were tragically dead.
According to the report, 13 more members were taken to the nearest hospital for the ingestion of the lethal drink, but despite all of this Monyeki allegedly denied responsibility.
As of posting, the horrendous incident has pushed a police investigation, but no arrests have been made at present.
The news report draws debate on the social media over the faith of the South African-based congregation.