Lethebo Rabalago, of the Mount Zion General Assembly, in Limpopo has a different idea about healing than most people do.
The South African minister posted pics on his Facebook page of him spraying congregants with Doom Super Multi Insect Killer to cure various ailments. In one post, Rabalaho wrote,“I came here with a pain on my back and stomach. Now, after the prophet sprayed me with Doom I am healed. My nose was blocked since last week, but after the prophet sprayed me with Doom I feel coming out of my nose. I thank God for healing me.”
Although the pastor refused to respond to questions from American outlets, he did claim God had told him to use Doom, and that he had healed countless people using it. Doom manufacturer Tiger Brands released a statement regarding the bizarre incident, saying that they found the practice “alarming and extremely concerning” adding that it is “unsafe to spray Doom Super Multi Insect killer or any other aerosol spray for that matter, into people’s faces.”
Government officials have also declared the tactic dangerous, but because Rabalago’s followers are consenting adults and no regulatory body for churches exists in South Africa, a government official says no legal action can be taken.