Snake pastor to appear before church council

File: Pastor Penuel Mnguni was last seen when his Soshanguve tent church was burnt down in August. Photo: Facebook / End Times Disciples Ministries
Johannesburg, 16 July 2015 - A pastor could face charges after feeding snakes to members of his congregation. The SPCA says it's investigating, and has expressed concern for both the animals and the people.

JOHANNESBURG - A controversial pastor who fed his congregants snakes, is expected to appear before the Commission for the Protection of Cultural and Religious Rights on Wednesday.

The commission has been trying to contact pastor Penuel Mnguni for six months.

He was last seen when his Soshanguve tent church was burnt down in August.

Mnguni is one of several religious leaders being asked to account for his church's practices.

The commission wants him to explain why he allegedly made congregants eat rats and snakes.

The Chapter nine institution is investigating the alleged commercialisation of religion and the abuse of beliefs.

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