ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS CAUSE HAVOC
By: Zama Ngcoya
Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) allegedly made a violent visit to the controversial pastor, Penuel Mnguni’s End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve on Sunday.
News network, eNCA, reported on the chaos caused by political party EFF, together with a number of residents from the area who dismantled and burned down Mnguni’s make-shift church
in fury over the pastor whom they claimed is taking advantage of the people’s weaknesses.
The angry crowd intended to feed Mnguni snakes and rats, which he has been witnessed feeding to his congregants on countless occasions. However, Mnguni was a nowhere to be seen.
The pastor began making headlines in 2014 when his congregants were seen eating grass off the field and convinced them to drink petrol, which the churchgoers claimed tasted like apple juice.
According to Thabiso Gasa, a youth from Lamontville, the behavior displayed by the Economic Freedom Fighters is commendable.
“I support the EFF’s efforts to end this fake pastor’s reign of terror. He is really destroying the word of God and putting people’s health at risk with all these weird things that he is making
them eat,” said Gasa.
“This is not right. It is straight up Satanism and I hope the EFF can get through to him and his congregants, the unknowing victims,” added Gasa.
However, not everyone is in support of the EFF’s conduct.
Churchgoer, S’nethemba Mtshali said the EFF is shifting this into a political matter.
“The EFF is concerning themselves with things that have nothing to do with them as a political party.
The politics that they signed up for have become too much for them now they want to intervene in church business,” said Mtshali.
Mtshali added that people are free to do as they please in a democratic society.
“We live in a new South Africa. No one is forced to do anything they don’t want to do.
The people chose to support the pastor, so they should be left to it and if they will leave if and when they please,” added Mtshali.
Pastor Sabelo Mavundla of the Lutheran congregation said no one can judge the actions of the EFF.
“As people, we do not share the same sentiments. Some people are for what the EFF did, and some are against it. The EFF did what it thought was best. However, we must remember to
respect everyone’s beliefs at all times because at the end of the day, there is only one judge who knows whether Mnguni is a true or false prophet,” said Mavundla.