FPB may take legal action against grass-eating pastor and Google

Pretoria - First he got his followers to eat grass now Rabboni Christ Ministries leader Pastor Lesego Daniel has them drinking petrol among other things. He’s been thrust back into the spotlight for his unusual ways of connecting to God. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – The Film and Publications Board (FPB) says it will be forced to take legal action against Google and the Rabboni Ministries church if it does not comply with a compliance notice.

The video shows the church’s congregates drinking petrol.

Speaking to eNCA.com on Monday, Sipho Risiba, chief operations officer of the FPB said they had sent a letter to law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, which represent Google on the African continent.

"We have written to Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs informing that by the end of business today if the video is not classified, we will proceed with legal action against Google and the church."

We can't allow Google and the church to undermine our legislation."

Risiba said Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs had responded and said it had taken the letter to Google.

On Friday, FPB issued a notice to the group to remove the video or rate it 13IAT, which means it is not suitable for children under the age of 13. 

It now appears that the church has put a warning sign on the video.

Risiba, however said the video still needed to comply with the FPB classification act.

In the past the church has come under fire after its pastor urged his followers to eat grass.


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