He was not even arrested by the South African government but by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals, who found it offensive for the prophet to feed his congregatio with live snakes.
Mnguni, a preacher in South Africa who allegedly ordered his
congregation to consume live snakes has been arrested on animal cruelty
charges, RDM News Wire reported. Controversy ensued after pictures of
the congregation eating snakes were posted on the church's Facebook page
The controversial preacher, who heads End Times Disciples
Ministries in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, told his congregation the
snakes would taste like chocolate. He is to appear in the Ga-Rankuwa
Magistrate’s Court today, 20th of July, 2015 to face animal cruelty
charges brought by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty Against
“We are conducting a preliminary inquiry with an
intention of opening a criminal case against him (Mnguni),” said Mishack
Matlou‚ a society inspector. “What we saw in the pictures is cruel.
Imagine being eaten alive! This has to stop,” he said.
also been the subject of controversy in the past when he made his
followers eat hair and rags, claiming God has the power to make a person
eat anything and that his teachings were based on the scripture. At
another occasion, Mnguni said he learned his extreme teachings from Rev.
Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Ministries, who forced his congregation to eat
grass and drink petrol. The End of Time Disciples Ministries has about
100 to 150 followers and is inside a small tent in a poor area.