The employers of the Zimbabwean man who was ‘resurrected’ from the dead by Pastor Alph Lukau have spoken out saying they are shocked by his antics.
The man has been identified by Eyewitness News as Brighton (29) who works at timber a company in Pretoria.
The company, Vincent Amoretti PTY LTD, said on Tuesday the last time they saw Brighton was 19 February, when he arrived late for work.
He had gone to a funeral over the weekend of 16 and 17 February, and he told his colleagues he was late on Tuesday as church elders asked him to stay a day longer.
Brighton has not been at work since last Tuesday and his absence, is being treated as absent with leave.
His boss Vincent said this was not the first time Brighton was involved with Pastor Lukau.
Brighton once helped the pastor by pretending to be wheelchair-bound and then standing up after Lukau prayed for him.
His employer described Brighton as an intelligent man.
“Can you imagine what a life he’s had? He’s worked for me, he died, he was resurrected and now he’s been arrested,” said Vincent on the show.
“As a commission, we need to get to the root of this. Unless we do that, South Africans are taken for a ride and their intelligence is insulted,” said the commission’s deputy chair David Mosoma.