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South African Pastor Commands Congregation to Eat Snakes & They Obey – PHOTOS



South African pastor, Penuel Mnguni, 24, of End Times Disciples Ministries Church in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, instructed his congregation to eat snakes – and they obeyed.

According to Citizen, the activity was based on a sermon regarding faith, in which Mnguni declared that he had “the authority to change everything into anything and it will obey because of our authority”. He subsequently declared that the snakes were chocolate bars, and told his congregation to eat them.

The church’s Facebook page posted photos from the activity:

Snake2 Snake3 snake4 Snake1

Mnguni is well-known for commanding his congregation to perform bizarre actions. Earlier this year, he told worshipers to take of their clothes and he subsequently began to sit on them while praying for them.

Pretoria Pastor

Photo Credit: Citizen


  1. Happypikin

    July 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Egbami! Jesu! Ki re? (Help! Jesus! What is this?)

    This is madness!

    • dee

      July 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      This is another Jonestown. This guy shoukd be arrested and charged with whatever would warrant him getting locked up before he orders the congregation to die honorably by drinking cyanide.

    • nikky

      July 14, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      As in. If he can make them eat hair, grass and snake he can definitely make then kill.

    • Happypikin

      July 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      I am perturbed by the antics of this child and the fact that adults are allowing him continue in his folly. South African authorities, we are waiting for you to take action and stop this madness.

    • baby

      July 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      ARREST THIS FOOL ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. temmj

    July 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    hmmmn end time things!

    • Mayyy

      July 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      Everything, end times.
      Pastors like these have been around, many decades ago. Technology are just making things like this known. Sure, we’re in the last days, for many many years now; no one can say exactly when it’ll end. Not everything you guys should link to end times.

  3. Rogue

    July 14, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Obara Jesus……hia

  4. chy

    July 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    if i talk now,some people will say”touch not my annointed and do my prophet no harm”.this guy is certainly not frm God.if they could obey him amd eat snakes,he can easily tell them to kill eachother and they will.

    • Happypikin

      July 14, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      I was going to make the same statement but I decided to shattap my big stinky mouth because I know how some people are incapable of rational thoughts when matters of religion is raised.

    • adazion

      July 16, 2015 at 10:32 am

      If ur mouth stinks pls do something about it. U are a lady and not supposed to have a stinking mouth. buy mouthwash or something.

    • T.j

      July 15, 2015 at 5:41 am

      This are the pastors that Jesus stated.He is blaspheming our father in Heaven.Pastors rebuke dis demodical spirit.

    • dacky

      July 15, 2015 at 7:21 am

      May God have mercy upon us all

  5. Taiwo

    July 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    WTF!!!!!!!! are people really this gullible?? Lazy lots!!

  6. Aisha

    July 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Honestly this is total rubbish. I wonder what is really wrong with people sef. Is this what the Bible says?so one stupid man can tell u to jump inside fire and u will obey. Even Jesus Christ never asked his disciples to eat snakes or asked them to take off their cloths. Can’t believe that people are still stupid and senseless even at this 21st century. Lord have mercy!

  7. Egbami

    July 14, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Religion is cocaine for some people. It makes them stupid and irrational.

  8. Whiteleaf Digital

    July 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    How on earth did he turn the snake into chocolate and it didn’t change to chocolate? why didn’t he eat it first? This is crazy.

  9. J

    July 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Eyes wide open in shock, mouth forms a big HA!!!!!! This unquestioning mentality is as much a curse as poverty is!! If Pastor can eat snake, doesnt mean I should !!!

  10. Mystique

    July 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I really cant understand these men of God and the people who follow them blindly; this is madness. The bible says ‘test all spirits’……this fake pastor should be jailed jor. He’s possessed by an evil spirit.

  11. Thatgidigirl

    July 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm


  12. Fabulous B

    July 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Omg! 24yr old male! Or is my eyes seeing stars? Eat snakes,lie down half naked,etc. The boy & his congregation are all possessed. Heavenly Father, pls open the eyes of this people. Save them O LORD. Wonders! (fela -wonder wonder wonder…)

  13. unde

    July 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    This kind of things just make me very sad! Very very sad! #Walking away#sad#ashamed#peoplemakingxtianslookbad#

  14. Tlae

    July 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Hahahahahaahhaah,hehheehehhehe,hihiihiihihihih,thats all I can do right now! I saw many pictures where he sat on his naked is well!

  15. Zeal

    July 14, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    The guy sef na end time him be. WTH!!!!!

  16. Tlae

    July 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Abeg na only this blue shirt d man get? Abi twas same day he acted all this drama? The sitting on barely clothed people and serving of fresh snake as whatever?

    • red

      July 15, 2015 at 9:21 am

      no, the first one is dotted, the other one is stripped

  17. Wendy

    July 14, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    It seems psychopaths and charlatans have hijacked Christianity, especially in Africa. Videos and pictures keep surfacing online, chronicling the abominable acts some charlatans have subjected their congregants to. Not long ago there was a pastor commanding his member to eat grass, and they ran outside, seemingly under a spell and did as he commanded (I’m sure some of you saw that video). Instead of working ourselves up about things such as the the gay issue, shouldn’t the Church rise up an begin to pray for deliverance of our brethren under the spell of these so call “men of god”. The house of God seriously needs some house cleaning.

    • Engoz

      July 14, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Psychopaths have hijacked christianity for real.

  18. Oluwatoyin

    July 14, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Unbelievable! I don’t even know where to begin to analyse the mental state of this man and the congregation that chose to obey him. Wow!

  19. Mark

    July 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    what is the difference between magic and what this guy is doing. only time will show that he is fake. a wolf in a sheep skin. God’s power is not for Gymnastics purpose. it is power which brings about GLORY TO HIS NAME and so called Prophet. the power of God is purpose oriented. in the last days many shall prophecy in my name, many shall do all kinds of miracle in my name and i will say depart from me, you workers of iniquity says the lord. the last days are here.

  20. kwo kwo

    July 14, 2015 at 4:02 pm


  21. Cynthia

    July 14, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Some facts i found out recently
    Did yall know that 3 out of 4 South Africans believe in going to fetish priest to get healed of sickness (or they want money, they want a particular woman etc).

    I was shocked. I never imagined this, I thought the most demonic nation on the planet was Haiti (they are deep into rituals as well i know this for a fact), but south africa truly surprised me. I guess i will never set foot there. i dont care how beautiful that country is, with this known fact, i will never set foot there. There is evil in the air. I mean i dont know how they ended up so fcked up – i dont know if the apartheid contributed to this nonsense.

    watch here it is

    I was born and raised in the most religious nation in the world (Ghana) – I think Naija is numbre 2. There is evil every where including my country (there are some liars, thieves etc) but am sorry to say 3 out of 4 Ghanaian will trust in God than any alternative – we are way too God Fearing. I am glad i was born in Ghana. We may not be rich, but we have peace all thanks to our deep love for God

    • Chinenye Okafor

      July 14, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Cynthia i also found this out last year and i was very surprised myself . South Africans are desperate for sangomas. Matter of fact there is a shortage so if any unemployed naijas want to go into that business check out Ivan and #RichGangOfUganda of IG 🙂 🙂 (am joking my fellow naijas)

      By the way because of this known fact ugandans have taken advantage of it and now migrate there to become filthy rich from it. They become millonaires from it. A typical example is Ivan Ssemwanga a famous ugandan multi millonair (typical money miss road looking guy ) just google him..

      Ivan Ssemwanga was married to Ugandan Socialite Zari hassan (who he has 3 boys with and they live in Pretoria, SA ) and just ended their marriage last year or so. Zari is now pregnant with famous Tanzanian singer #DiamondPlatinumz (supposedly but personally i dont think the baby belongs to Diamond cos Zari is an East African ho) – #DiamondPlatinumz left gorgeous Tanzanian actress her on again off again fellow Tanzanian girlfriend actress WEMA SEPETU of 3 yrs and within 2 months #DiamondPlatinumz hooks up with Money ritualist Ugandan billionaire Ivans ex wife Zari (personally i think she did jazz) and within 3 months of them dating Zari saids she pregnant..

      Many Tanzanians are disappointed with Diamond cos Diamond and Wema were the Jayz and Beyonce of Tanzania and ofcourse only a foolish man leaves her gorgeous girl Wema (just cos she confessed cant get pregnant) to go take an wife and mother of 3 of a money ritualist to marry.

      All you have to do is check out these instagram pages to see how these satanic money ritualist are flaunting their riches

      Ivan – #IvanSemwanga
      i forgot his IG but all you have to do is hashtag and see for yourself or simpy google all these mutherfckers.

      King Lawrence (Ivans step brother – one bush boy)

      Zari Hassan


      July 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm



      CHOI!! NNE 1 AND NNE 2…..




    • Athena S.A

      July 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

      @Cynthia: my dearest you blowing things out of proportion and Im a South African and not everyone is fetish neither runs to sangomas. Every country has its own ‘dark” issues and we can only pray for the Light of God to prevail. Most Western countries even consider the continent of Africa to be in the dark in terms of our beliefs, cultures and even religion. So a beg, do not highlight what you not sure of and you have never even set your foot on the land but going on about what is based by youtube and google.

    • chigurl

      July 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      thats telemundo stuff right there

    • Wow!!!

      July 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      After Heiti is Nigeria when it comes to being fetish. Whatever fetishism you is going in South Africa is child’s play compared to Nigeria. Most of these so called pastors go to Nigerian sangomas or babalawos as Nigerians call them. There is one so called pastor who went to Nigeria “for powers” and when he came back he suddenly had money and did weird things that are degrading to his congregants. People want miracles so these people use juju or muti as we call it in South Africa. The love of magic or miracles will send people to the wrong things.

    • Adazion

      July 16, 2015 at 10:34 am

      End time!

  22. Ama

    July 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Isn’t this the same false pastor that asked them to eat grass some time ago? I don’t think they obey with clear eyes. Something is wrong.

  23. Naijababeii

    July 14, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    abeg my people dis person no be pastor make una delete anytin about him biko b/4 our eyes go behold wetin we no know.

  24. Frostycake

    July 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I will keep saying this in the Holy book (Holy Bible)most miracles where achieved by prayers,or by Gods touch on you… Why will a human ask you to eat snake .. Snake in the bible seen as evil and you will open this mouth “iji eri ji na ede “Chew and then swallow..are you sure your alright?

  25. Hanee

    July 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    This man need to be arrested. Smh

  26. libby

    July 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    “End Times Disciples Ministries Church” , the name of the church definitely suits it’s activities, crazy bunch.

  27. Ahneetah

    July 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Shuoo! The Congregation forget common sense for house?na wa!

  28. connie

    July 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    When you have gullible people like these, that would fall for anything. while wont Nigerian men romance them and collect all their money and life savings. Mumu people.

  29. Nma

    July 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    The power of hypnosis! This is why we should all be fervent in prayers with patience, relying on the supreme God to hear and answer us instead of running from pillar to post in search of solutions. May God help us.

  30. teegal

    July 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    And this man is still walking the streets, hian! He should be behind bars, this is certainly not part of Christianity.

  31. prince

    July 14, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    We have so idolize Christianity in this part of the world (Africa). we don’t even do what bible says again, we worship our pastors now.

  32. Pretty girl

    July 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Choi me is fear that the snake will bite or sting their intestine or may be vital organ

  33. Pachie

    July 14, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    In my country Kenya he would have been arrested long time ago

  34. Omoté

    July 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Amazing stupidity! I don’t understand how gullible people can be. A ‘man-of-God’ tells u in order to get pregnant he has to have sex with u 4 7days n u agree or he tells you to bring d capital for a bizness u intend to start so he can pray on it 4 3days n u cry foul whn he disappears with ur money????

  35. Spanish Guitar

    July 14, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Pastors like this remind me of our very own Rev. King and Pastor T.B. Joshua.

  36. T

    July 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Bellanaija, there is something called “viewers’ discretion”; you don’t just flash demonic images and posts like that, you need to advice your readers so that those who want to see can click to read on. The pic is quite disturbing and evil; do something about it.
    Please be advised.!

  37. Lilo

    July 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    El-o-el. See when Christians condemn boko haram and ISIS etc, I laugh and tell them the only reason they as acclaimed Christians haven’t started bombing and beheading is because their pastors haven’t ordered them to do so ” yet’

  38. 9ja-In-Ghana

    July 14, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Guys, I wanted to chime in, Please lets not judge any of these idiots 🙂
    I had once spoke to a woman who gives all her money to Pastor Obinim (one of the fakest pastor in ghana – the one who was kicking a pregnant woman in her stomach talking about the baby is evil – it trended on social media and even on Mediatakeout ) so i ask the woman why do you go to that church (bear in mind in Ghana the poorest of the poorest people go to that church – ).

    She said to me not to judge her and that what will i do if you been trying to have a baby for more than a decade and you go to Obinims church and with his prayers within 3 months you fall pregnant with twins or triplets as she did, she said she owes her life to that man and no body can change her mind. I wanted to tell her well the babies she bore are witchcraft babies, but i shut my mouth because i realise there is nothing i will tell this lady to convince her to change her mind. Its not an African thing. Yall remember “Jesus Juice” – the story of Jones Town Jim Jones who led his 900 member congregation to drink poison with all their family members including babies. These were americans (most black ofcourse – we are the dumbest ones) . They all died. 900+

  39. Sunshine

    July 14, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I hope those congregration die. I am not even going to fault the pastorat this point.

  40. Drknite

    July 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Wow, this church actually sounds exciting and more entertaining than listening to a dreadful pastor going on and on about my sinful ways.


    July 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Lord save you children, for they are being led astray under your name.


    July 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Ohmigosh…dis z absolute nonsense…cant d congregation tell he’z a fake pastor

  43. cryingneversolvedanything

    July 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    poverty and ignorance is a sin, This is what happens when African leaders refuse to do something about their countries

  44. Danyyel

    July 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    wha a diabolic pastor,and a conscientous stupidity that it worrying those worshippers…..beware of pastors….pastors be ware.

  45. ifeoluwa

    July 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    This just proves that Christianity cannot replace common sense (if u know what I mean ). God gave us a brain for a reason. It is well.

  46. Kunle

    July 15, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Pls Touch not my annointed!

    • Williams

      July 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

      who’s anointed @ kunle? did Jesus Christ perform such kind of miracle during his days on earth? even the bible says by their ungodly fruit you shall know who is fake, so don’t be told.

  47. Brown

    July 15, 2015 at 6:03 am

    These guys give a new definition for the word “eeeww”

  48. Ms julz

    July 15, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Only in South Africa will you see things likes this ‘in church’

    • Athena S.A

      July 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

      @Ms Julz you get such and worse in some parts of Nigeria

  49. ACE

    July 15, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Odiegwu! Its well.

  50. red

    July 15, 2015 at 9:23 am

    it is well o. hian! Oluwa o ku suru

  51. Inspired by Africa

    July 15, 2015 at 10:59 am

    People in a desperate search for spiritual leadership, guidance or acceptance are tragically vulnerable to the deception of charlatans claiming to lead them to what they need. This is sadly something that is so common across the world.

    The danger is that we read stories like this and are quick to declare the members of these congregations as gullible or stupid, but the truth is that cults like this can snare ANYBODY! Rich, poor, educated, uneducated, spiritually aware or not. The testimonies you can find just on the internet are shocking! It is people from all walks of life that you would expect to know better.
    The devil is a master of deception and he has been at this far longer than mankind. He equips false teachers with his skills to manipulate in order to lure people into all sorts of bondage.

    It is so important to be conscious as Christians about whose word we actually live by and who we place our faith in. A personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and knowledge of God’s word in the Bible is VITAL to make sure that no matter what is said to us by others (whether with innocent intentions or evil intentions) the truth of God’s word is engraved in our hearts and we can cannot be deceived into worshipping liars, deceivers and manipulators in fancy clothes with fancy speech. GOD is the beautiful object of our worship! His word alone gives life and freedom in Him.

    My heart breaks for these people. 🙁
    But God is faithful to those who earnestly seek Him and He can make a way through any darkness to His way of light and life.

    • Athena S.A

      July 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Very well said @Inspired by Africa I fully agree

  52. Francois michael

    July 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm God have mercy on them.

  53. bee

    July 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    He should be in jail!!!

  54. Apostle Alex

    July 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Even though you are a man of God that does not keep you from obeying Christ. I think many these days are lacking wisdom and knowledge of the scriptures in their modus operandi for God and this has gone on rampage. That is why i don’t use anointed water or handkerchiefs, brooms, soil e.t.c when praying for people. I believe the Holy Ghost who lives in me is more than enough! Am not criticizing anyone but i will not use anything that Jesus never used. I don’t need any religious staff to perform a miracle! Period!! Yes i agree that handkerchiefs and aprons were taken to the sick from the hands of Apostle Paul but how many times did we see this happening? only ONCE! We don’t see him using handkerchiefs and aprons all the time. Using these things all the time makes people worship these staffs and need them more than they need the Holy Spirit who DWELLS in us!!! What you need is the Holy Ghost He is more than a handkerchief! Talk to Him!

  55. Anne

    July 16, 2015 at 11:33 am

    it’s totally crazy, it a planned work

  56. murphy

    July 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Oh I like it, all fake pastors like urban areas where people are more civillised, exposed to more fast life and also believe that they are wiser than people of the rural areas. They will never set their feet in rural areas. They will not get followers and we will moer them. Come on pastor take them on. Show them that you cannot be clever in all aspects

  57. mena veroh

    July 17, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    this is pure magic in the church

  58. III

    July 17, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    What else could we say? He already has told us his purpose – End times ministries….

  59. laprincess

    July 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    the members are fools. they can as well eat grass. Nonsense!

  60. Adigo

    July 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

    With all this Hosea chapter 4:6—says more

  61. shakie10

    July 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    this is shocking
    a pastor at 24?.pfft

  62. lydiah

    July 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    how do people just believe anything anyone says just because he or she is a pastor? which bible do they read? or they read it upside down. this is crazy!!!

  63. Okonkwor Alex

    August 22, 2015 at 8:43 am

    This is not the church of Christ but the delivish one. People should be care on what they do with the name of Christ.

  64. Jeremiah the Prophet

    September 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The people are taken captive for lack of knowledge. Let this wicked man of God eat snakes alone!!! This is open day witchcraft!!! Go read the bible and find a place where the Lord Jesus turned snakes in to chocolates bars!!! if not then don’t beleive the liers

  65. jose

    October 21, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    They’re evil! What can of church is that??

    • love iheanetuhb

      October 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      wow ive never herad of something more ridiculous thanmemebers eating snakes congratulations wen u die and the man that told you to eat to snakes live you will know who is the fool and who is the demons. mxt..

  66. Stephen

    October 20, 2016 at 5:39 am

    It is not right to criticise . Let it be God to decide on this matter

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