Snake pastor to appear before church council


Pastor Penuel Mnguni of End Times Disciples Ministries has been warned to keep his hands off animals.

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&39;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.