BY Mark Babatunde, 1:00pm November 22, 2016,

South African Pastor Sprays Congregation with ‘Healing’ Insecticide

South Africa's self-proclaimed prophet, Lethebo Rabalago, claims he can heal the sick by spraying them with Doom insecticide. Photo Credit: Peace Ben Williams

A South African pastor has been pictured spraying members of his congregation with “Doom,” a brand insecticide spray mainly used for killing mosquito’s. According to the BBC, self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago of the Mount Zion General Assembly in Limpopo Province has sprayed the insecticide directly into the eyes and on the body of church members, claiming that it will heal them.

A post on the church’s Facebook page attempts to explain the prophet’s controversial use of insecticides: “Doom is just a name, but when you speak to it to become a healing product, it does. People get healed and delivered through Doom.”

Rabalago has admitted to spraying the face of a woman suffering from an eye infection, insisting that she was “fine because she believed in the power of God.”

“God can use anything. God can use the mud. God can use saliva. God can even [use] poisonous things to deliver people,” he explained.

Rabalago insists that a spray of the insecticide can even heal cancer and HIV. His Doom spray anointing has received much criticism on social media:

A statement issued by Doom manufacturer, Tiger Brands, has described  Rabalago’s practice as “alarming.”

“[We] want to make very clear that it is unsafe to spray Doom or any aerosol onto people’s faces. Doom has been formulated to kill specific insects which are detailed on the cans, and the packaging has very clear warnings which must be adhered to.”

South Africa’s Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious, and Linguistic Communities has announced that it is investigating reports about Rabalago’s possible violation of citizen rights and beliefs.

Last Edited by:Charles Gichane Updated: September 15, 2018


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