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After snake-feeding pastor should churches be regulated?

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) yesterday dismantled the tent of the End Times Disciples Ministries church in Soshanguve, North of Pretoria.

The church made headlines after the church’s pastor, Penuel Mnguni fed a living snake to his congregation with claims that it tastes like chocolate.

Mnguni has been blessing his followers by making them eat ants, rats, snakes and even grass.

702's Xolani Gwala looks into the ethics of the political party's disruption of the church service yesterday and the violation of human rights of the congregants at the controversial, charismatic church.

Gauteng EFF Spokesperson, Ntobeng Ntobeng spoke to Mandy Weiner on the Midday Report earlier today explaining the party's actions he said "we wanted the pastor to have a taste of his medicine".

The EFF vowed to make Mnguni, eat rodents and snakes like he did to his congregation. The mayhem sent End Times Disciples Ministries pastors packing.

Xolani spoke to Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana who is the General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches about the lack of regulation around independent charismatic churches, like End of Time Disciple Ministries.

Xolani questions the Bishop about the lack of intervention by the Council of Churches, which led to the EFF intervening at the church in question - listen to his conversation with Xolani below for his explaination of the Council's role.


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