HRC asked to investigate 'snake pastor'

Controversial Soshanguve pastor Penuel Mnguni has fed his congregants rodents, snakes & other objects.

FILE. The 24-year-old Penuel Mnguni of The End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve claims to turn rocks into bread, snakes into chocolate and even members of his congregation into snakes. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has said it wants to work with other Christian bodies to create a regulatory body that will deal with unethical leaders.

The SACC has approached the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to investigate Penuel Mnguni, a controversial Soshanguve pastor who fed his congregants rodents, snakes and other objects.

Last month, Mnguni faced charges of cruelty to animals which were later withdrawn.

On Sunday, he fled the Pretoria North township after he was confronted by hundreds of locals who set his church alight.

Image: Pretoria News Facebook page.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members allegedly dismantled a tent belonging to the self-proclaimed prophet.

The party visited the infamous End Times Disciples Ministries church on Sunday to feed rats to Mnguni.

The SACC said the dignity of church members has been infringed upon and has called for swift action against the church leader.

The organisation's Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana said, "Let's have some kind of pact together, an agreement where we will have a structure that allows certain for standards to be created so that when somebody does something that is out of line, we can go there."