A pastor in South Africa has come under fire after claiming to have resurrected a dead man.
The stunt was carried out by Pastor Alph Lukau, and took place in front of a throng of people outside his church near Johannesburg.
In the footage – which has now gone viral and is being widely ridiculed – you can see a man lying down in a coffin as Pastor Lukau shouts, “Rise up.” The man’s body then jerks upright, much to the apparent delight of cheering worshippers in the crowd.
The funeral companies claimed to have been involved in the incident say they had been manipulated into being implicated.
According to the BBC, the three companies are now taking legal action for damage to their reputation.
The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, Prof David Mosoma, claimed such stunts were used as a way of getting money from ‘the hopelessness of our people’.
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