Fact check: Real story behind Prophet Mboro's trip to Heaven

Fact check: Real story behind Prophet Mboro's trip to Heaven

- For four years, people have believed claims that Prophet Mboro himself said that he went to Heaven and took a selfie

- The Incredible Happenings Ministry leader tried to convince people that he had not made the claims and he dubbed it fake news

- Now, a young man came forward and claimed Prophet Bushiri paid him to edit a photo of Mboro in Heaven

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For years Prophet Mboro defended himself against rumours that he went to Heaven, took pictures and tried to sell them when he came back.

In 2018, the bizarre story first surfaced online and while Mboro did deny spreading it, he had made remarks that confused South Africans.

Last year, Mboro spoke to reporters outside the Alleluia Ministries' church about miracles and fake prophets. The controversial prophet appeared to reiterate that he went to Heaven.

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Briefly.co.za reported Mboro said:

"Even if I can say I went to Heaven, nobody can say I didn't go to Heaven, because nobody knows Heaven."

However, a student has now come forward to claim the rumour was masterminded by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. An article, which was published this week, claimed the young man was paid by Major 1 to edit Mboro into Heaven.

ProphetMboro Times - the official Facebook page for the controversial pastor - shared a screenshot of the article.

Take a look at the post below:

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The man, who only identified himself as Thato, said Bushiri hired him to create the photo and the rumour started from there.

The DailySun reported they contacted Major 1 and his spokesperson, Ephraim Nyondo, claimed he and Mboro met in 2017 to resolve the issue. Nyondo said the images were created by someone who worked at ECG media in 2016.

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Fact check: Real story behind Prophet Mboro's trip to heaven

The real story behind the bizarre 'Mboro goes to heaven' rumour has been revealed and Bushiri is reportedly behind it. Photo: ProphetMboro Times.
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He added that when Bushiri found out about it, he fired the guy in December that same year.

"Bushiri explained all this to Mboro when they met and the two even made peace. That's why I'm saying ignore the fake news," Nyondo said.

However, Mboro is still not happy about the incident and added that the story even trended overseas, tarnishing his name.

Since then, more bizarre claims about the prophet surfaced, including that he went to Hell and killed the devil.

Meanwhile, in other news, tragedy struck in Cameroon when a priest, identified as Reverend Father Jude, slumped over and died while preaching. The video of the incident was shared on Twitter by the former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu.

Odinkalu wrote:

“Rev. Fr Jude., CMA, Spiritual Director of CMA Deido, in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala, was preaching the Homily at Mass earlier today when this happened. RIP to him.”
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The man, who was putting on a face mask, paused momentarily and then dropped. Other church priests rushed to his aid but it was too late. Reverend Father Jude was the spiritual director of Catholic Men Association in Douala, Cameroon.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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