June 5, 2017 – THE Pretoria based Soshaguve pastor, who made the headlines a last year for making his congregants eat live snakes has asked Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations in Nigeria on Sunday to forgive him and explains why he had fed his congregants live snakes.
Pastor Penuel Mnguni of the End Times Disciples Ministries from Soshaguve made headlines for also feeding his congregants with live rats, underwear and their own hair.
He also put one of them in a freezer for more than 30 minutes, trampled and jumped on them, drove a car over them, and placed big speakers on them. He also rode on one of his members as if he was on a horse.
His demonstrations landed him in hot water with the SPCA, which ended up opening a case against him leading to his arrest, although he was later released.
Speaking to TB Joshua at his church, Mnguni, who described himself as an “overseer” of his church, said he had misinterpreted the Bible and did what he thought was scriptural at the time but said after watching TB Joshua on TV he realised what he was doing was wrong and went to Nigeria to seek deliverance from the prophet. WATCH VIDEO
He said: “My name is pastor Penuel Mnguni from South Africa, a general overseer of End Time Disciples Ministry based in South Africa. I am known as ‘snake pastor’. I’m popularly known as the ‘snakes pastor’ because of the demonstration that was held at my ministry after I gave my congregants live snakes to eat.
“It started when I was teaching the word of God, Mark 16: 16 – 18, where it says: ‘he that believes in me, these signs shall follow them; they shall pick up snakes, they will even drink deadly poison and it shall not harm them. And also Romans 14, where it says to those who believe, to those who have a strong faith, they can eat anything. And to those who have weak faith, they can only eat vegetables.
“After my message, I demonstrated and I gave them snakes, live snakes, to eat. After that, the media all over the world, all the newspapers in South Africa, even outside the country, they were running after me, following me everywhere, even the government was attacking me.
“SPCA opened a case against me, I was arrested then I was released. I came to realise that what I was doing was not written in the bible.
“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.” – The Citizen