- Published on 06 October 2014
- Written by Staff Reporter
Lesego Daniel, the controversial pastor of Rabboni Ministries in Ga-Rankuwa, has said that he "makes the news" while adding that he does not live a life of luxury on the back of his congregants.
So unapologetic was he that he yesterday told some of his followers to eat the flowers used to decorate the podium.
"Eat this one," said Daniel to one of his ushers. The woman ran to the flowers her pastor was pointing to and started chewing off the heads of the daisies and the leaves.
Others started running to the stage to get a taste of the flowers. At first the woman refused to share but Daniel told her to welcome others to also take part in "what the Holy Spirit was doing".
Soon the whole stage was filled with people chewing away at the flowers.
"I'm making news," Daniel said standing over his congregation as they fought over the flowers.
Daniel, who seemingly enjoys riding in the turbulence of serious controversy last week made his undoubtedly reasoning capacity-lacking congregants drink petrol, after he claimed that it tastes 'sweet'.
"It tastes like pineapple juice," he controversial pastor claimed.
In YouTube footage, members of his congregation are seen clamouring desperately to have a drink of the petrol as the pastor preaches and encourages them.
Members of the church exclaim how "sweet" and "nice" it tastes, comparing it to "Iron Brew" and "pineapple juice".
A couple of them beg the pastor to "please give us some more".
Rabboni Ministries grabbed headlines earlier this year when it emerged that the congregants had been convinced that eating grass would help them "to get closer to God". Tens of both male and female church members, some well facially presented good enough to be managers and owners of various companies, were seen grabbing and eating grass during a church service. But a week later the internet was awash with reports that most of the church members fell sick and vomitted while others suffered stomach pains after eating grass.
One fact for sure that My Zimbabwe News can bet it's last dollar on is that before the end of this month Pastor Daniel would have pulled yet another shocker, unless obviously if the South African government intervenes to save the poor souls!