Coronavirus: Pastor defies Ramaphosa, vows to gather thousands

Coronavirus: Pastor defies Ramaphosa, vows to gather thousands

- Bishop Bheki Ngcobo is planning on ignoring President Cyril Ramaphosa's advice on mass gatherings following the coronavirus outbreak

- The South African Zionist Church leader said Ramphosa is "not God" and he will continue with their Easter services

- He said the congregation should come together to fight the coronavirus

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has "prohibited" the mass gatherings of more than 100 people but it doesn't seem to faze Bishop Bheki Ngcobo.

Ngcobo has called on the members of the South African Zionist Church to show up in numbers at the Easter services.

The religious leader plans on gathering thousands to "fight" the disease and he completely ignored Ramaphosa's instructions.

The South African reported Ngcobo said:

"Ramaphosa is not God. We are God’s army, so we are going to Easter pilgrimage to fight this thing together. We will use them to pray for the end of coronavirus. God says that, ‘If My people humble themselves and seek My face, I will hear from Heaven and forgive their sins’.”

Take a look at his interview below:

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South Africans were not impressed with Ngcobo's statements and plans to go ahead with a mass gathering that could potentially put thousands at risk of infection.

Twitter user, @sizwe_nicolas, commented:

"This is nothing but a financial decision, nothing to do with trusting God. Imagine how much money offerings they will lose if they cancel."

Another tweep, @beefybutler, added:

"Is Bheki Ngcobo going to be charged with murder when people die because ZCC gathers in their thousands in Limpopo to pray for a virus to magically dissappear, contract #covid19SA and sink our medical departments. Religion vs. Science - age-old fight."

Palesa Morudu, @palesa_morudu, said:

"Arrest Bheki Ngcobo."

From one religious leader to another, Prophet Mboro claimed that God showed him in 2019 that there would be an outbreak this year. previously reported ProphetMboro Times shared a video of the religious leader dressed in protective wear as he spoke about the novel Covid-19 virus.

Mboro said he made a prophecy last year about an outbreak after receiving a message from God. He then talked about the impact the virus would have on thousands of lives and the economy.

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