‘Snake pastor’ makes U-turn, alleges he was tricked by TB Joshua to fake his testimony
By Rita Chioma,
Penuel Mnguni of End Times Disciples Ministries has made a U-turn since his appearance on Emmanuel TV on Sunday.
Mnguni visited TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations in Nigeria on Sunday, and explained why he had fed his congregants live snakes.
Mnguni, who described himself as an “overseer” of his church, said he had misinterpreted the Bible, and did what he thought was scriptural at the time. It was after watching TB Joshua on TV that he realised what he was doing was wrong.
He said he went to Nigeria to seek deliverance from the prophet. Now he has come out saying he had to say all of that because he feared for his safety in Nigeria.
He told Daily Sun he did not know he would be “forced” to speak in front of people.
Mnguni claimed he was invited to the church, and only went there for “worship” and not deliverance, but was shocked when on arrival, “those people” took his passport and ID and threatened not to give them back unless he did whatever they wanted.
“It was as if everything was planned before I even got there. If you listen to the video, I am not the one saying those words. There is a woman next to me who is forcefully telling me what to say,” Daily Sun quoted him as saying.
From watching and listening to the video, it seems the pastor’s claim is right, as a woman can be heard saying the exact same things he says.
But Kirsten Nematandani from TB Joshua Ministries rubbished Mnguni’s claims. He told the tabloid Mnguni only wanted to continue being controversial.
He was never forced to do anything, he said.
“He is an adult, and he can’t be forced to do anything. The problem is he just likes to cause a scene,” Nematandani said.