Briefly.co.za continues to reveal many shocking stories involving religious pastors. Now, we review some of those that made headlines in 2018.
It’s hard to keep track of the numerous religious leaders throughout the country.
While many are admired for some incredible work and uplifting communities, others have been heavily criticised for abusing their power.
Pastor Penuel Mnguni made news headlines on numerous occasions for his controversial sermons.
Mnguni was dubbed the snake pastor as he achieved notoriety for serving serpents to his congregation.
In October, Mnguni was in hot water again as he served frogs and rats to unsuspecting members of his church, End Times Disciples Ministries.
He was recently also seen doing a ‘Pray Line’ involving young children at his church.
Briefly.co.za reported on how the children seemingly went into a trance as the pastor touched them.
Briefly.co.za previously also reported on South Africa’s gay pastor, Joshua Mosuoe.
While his methods aren’t as controversial as some of the other pastors featured, his sexual orientation and support of the LGBTI are at odds with many South Africans and religious leaders.
Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng also made headlines for his controversial methods.
In October, Briefly.co.za reported on his lavish lifestyle, which includes a BMW valued at R2 million.
Some of his infamous tactics include encouraging couples to kiss and remove their underwear during his sermon.
Unfortunately, various criminal charges were laid against pastors this year as well and Briefly.co.za reported on numerous cases.
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