Amazing grazing -- church leader in trouble over unholy images


Members of Rabboni Ministries from Ga-Rankuwa in Pretoria eating grass as instructed by the founder and leader Pastor Lesego Daniel.

JOHANNESBURG – The pastor of a church in Pretoria has caused an uproar after controversial images of his services were shared on social networks.

Pictures of the Rabboni Ministries church leader, Pastor Lesego Daniel, show him standing on top of congregants, feeding them grass and demonstrating women being slapped in an apparent religious ritual. 

The church is based in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, at Tshwane University of Technology.

In a telephonic interview with Metro FM on Thursday morning, he said the grass is like food to the church-goers.

According to the church, which was established in November 2002, it was founded by the pastor after he "listened to the word of God", according to its Facebook page.

Attempts to reach the church leader were unsuccessful as he was said to be in a prayer session.

One of the staffers said: "You will not speak to the pastor on the phone. You will have to come to us if you want to speak to him."

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