Charismatic preachers: Healers or charlatans?

2014-09-17 17:40

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The building collapse at Nigerian prophet TB Joshua’s church has put charismatic preachers under the spotlight. City Press takes a look at some of the preachers who draw as much praise as criticism for their work.

TB Joshua is well known for his prophecies. The Nigerian faith healer is said to have had a vision of the Malaysian MH370 plane crash months before the airplane disappeared. The Boston Marathon bombing and Michael Jackson’s death are among the few international incidents he is said to have predicted. Picture: Reg Caldecott/Beeld

Bishop Hamilton Nala’s (left) healing powers came under scrutiny when he claimed his holy water cured HIV/Aids. Some of his followers in KwaZulu-Natal testified that the holy water did work, but Aids activists were not convinced. Picture: Daily Sun

Pastor Paseka "Mboro" Motshweneng has been known to heal women with sexual problems in full view of the congregation during his sermons. Picture: Jan Right/ Daily Sun

Pastor Lesego Daniel rose to fame when his congregation was made to eat grass during his sermons in Limpopo. People were said to have flocked to his church after his unconventional methods made the news.

Benny Hinn became popular when, in one of his sermons, he made congregants hit the floor as part of his healing methods.

Moses Shongwe had people talking when he told his community in rural KwaZulu-Natal that he was a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Some community members reportedly donated the little money they had to Shongwe. Footage embedded from eNCA You Tube channel.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.