A self-styled prophet who caused controversy in South Africa in 2015 after being accused of making people eat snakes, rats and hair has appeared at a service hosted by popular Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua in Lagos.
Mr Joshua has tweeted about Pastor Penuel Mnguni’s attendance:
‘The Snake Pastor’ from South Africa is in The SCOAN confessing that feeding snakes to the people is not biblical. What’s your response?
— TB Joshua (@SCOANTBJoshua) June 4, 2017
South Africa’s Citizen newspaper quoted Mr Mnguni as sayingthat he had a change of heart after finding himself at the centre of international headlines – and being arrested and released:
I started watching Emmanuel TV, listening to prophet TB Joshua, I came to realise that what I was doing was not scriptural. I came to realise that it’s an attack. I came to TB Joshua to deliver me.”
Charges against Mr Mnguni, laid by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, were provisionally withdrawn in July 2015 because of a lack of evidence.