Can't touch this: Union of churches says Alph Lukau is untouchable

Can't touch this: Union of churches says Alph Lukau is untouchable

- Over the past weekend, the South African Union of Churches defended Pastor Alph Lukau in front of thousands of people

- According to the union, Lukau can rest assured that he is 'untouchable'

- The Union's Dr Alfred Modise said it was their mandate to defend God's church

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Dr Alfred Modise represented the South African Union of Churches at a service in Sandton on Sunday.

The Sowetan reported that Modise assured 18 000 congregants that they have Lukau's back, dubbing him "untouchable".

"Our mandate is to defend God's church and we want to tell AMI and Pastor Lukau that you are untouchable. They can try you, but they will never succeed. We are prepared to use our intelligence to reach those who are tarnishing your name. We have a clear message for them, you touch God's church, we will mess you up," Modise said.

One of the church's pastors said pastors and bishops from a total of 17 churches have come to show support for the controversial Alleluia Ministries International (AMI) pastor.

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Lukau made headlines in February when he was filmed 'resurrecting' a man from the dead after the deceased's family brought him to AMI on their way to his funeral. reported on the video at the time and Lukau, who was dubbed the 'resurrection pastor', received backlash from social media users.

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