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SA pastor of Doom uses pesticide as a ‘miracle’ cure

SA pastor of Doom uses pesticide as a ‘miracle’ cure

Back in August, we reported that a young woman died in South Africa after submitting to a stunt performed by self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago, who placed a heavy speaker on her chest.

Well, Rabalago, above, is back in the news, this time for spraying his followers with a pesticide called Doom.

In a Facebook post, Rabalago claims that Doom can heal people.

But the company that produces it warned of the risks of spraying the substance on humans, while a government commission urged anyone affected to lodge complaints.

Rabalago, of Mount Zion General Assembly in the Limpopo province, has defended his actions, telling the BBC he is using unconventional methods to heal people Like placing heavy speakers on them.

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He told the BBC’s Nomsa Maseko in Johannesburg that he had sprayed the face of one woman because she had an eye infection and claimed the woman was:

Just fine because she believed in the power of God.

He also claims the spray can heal cancer and HIV.

Pastor Lethebo Rabalago

Pastor Lethebo Rabalago

Doom is just a name, but when you speak to it to become a healing product, it does. People get healed and delivered through Doom.

Testimonies of people who have supposedly been healed by Doom have also been posted on his church’s Facebook page.

In another interview the pastor is heard saying:

The truth is, Doom can heal people in the right way.

But Tiger Brands, the company that makes the product, says it finds the practice “alarming”. It said in a statement:

We want to make very clear that it is unsafe to spray Doom or any aerosol onto people’s faces.  Doom has been formulated to kill specific insects which are detailed on the cans, and the packaging has very clear warnings which must be adhered to.

The company said it was trying to contact the pastor to ask him to stop the practice.

South Africa’s Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities has also condemned the practice, which it says is “detrimental” to the well-being of people.

The CRL Rights Commission encourages everyone whose rights and beliefs have been violated to report such to the Commission.

Many social media users have condemned his antics.

One woman commented on Facebook:

This is nonsense. If I were to walk around with Doom and spray people in the face, I would be arrested. What is so special about this idiot? Because he hides behind religion? We should all be criminals and claim to be prophets. Rob people blind and poison them as a reward. What’s wrong with our people? What makes us so desperate to let anyone take advantage of us. Unbelievable!

Hat tip: AgentCormac

20 responses to “SA pastor of Doom uses pesticide as a ‘miracle’ cure”

  1. Broga says:

    Amazing that people believe this nutter. But perhaps not as religion is at work here. And what would be regarded as vile and crazy in ordinary life is accepted under the aegis of religion.

  2. Rob Andrews says:

    @Broga:

    How stupid it would seem-even to these people-if somebody in ordinary daily life would want to come into their living room and just put a speaker on top of them.

    The article linked below is a good complimentary one on this article.
    http://freethinker.co.uk/2016/10/03/how-death-changed-my-life/

  3. bill says:

    Who is most to blame here?
    Rabalago … Who should be locked up immediately.
    The fuckwits who follow him and presumably tythe hard earned dosh to sponsor his irresponsibility.
    The police ..for not incarcerating him.
    Either way its fucking primitive.
    Lets hope someone moves him closer to his maker soon.
    Good to know all you need to be an evangelistic preacher is greed, a psychotic psycopathic streak and a can of mossie spray.

  4. Broga says:

    @Rob Andrews : Excellent article. I agree with the comment that the internet is providing a formidable challenge to religious belief.

  5. remigius says:

    According to this website one of the side effects of inhaling Doom insecticide is excessive salivation.

    https://africacheck.org/spot_check/how-healing-doom-insecticide-harms-humans/

    Harold Camping – a doomsayer offering salvation. Pastor Rabalago – a Doom sprayer offering salivation.It’s an easy mistake to make.

  6. L.Long says:

    It pays to be a fuckwit preacher among a number of ignorant people, desperate for any help. But this does not excuse the stoopid act of letting some idiot do this.

  7. Dale Wellman says:

    Any and every preacher of whatever “religion” who dresses better or eats better or sleeps better or just generally lives better then their congregation is a crook.

  8. Brian Jordan says:

    @remigius
    Maybe the salivation – i.e. foaming at the mouth – was considered a step along the road to “speaking with tongues”?
    Anyway, there’s a product called “Vamoose” – better that he’d used that and sprayed it on himself. It’s a louse repellent.

  9. barriejohn says:

    Remigius: very good.

    It’s not easy finding out anything about this faker or his church. He has a Facebook page which is a complete mess, but the Mount Zion General Assembly page is much more enlightening:

    https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Zion-General-Assembly-172598889758926/

    I love some of the comments:

    Brother, we are not here to judge you but you are the reason white people call us baboons, you are making a mockery of black people and a blasphemy of the Lord Jesus Christ, can you turn back that doom and spray it on your eyes, stop abusing women under the presence of healing them, trust me if it was me you sprayed the dpom on, I would have kicked your small balls. I think you are going to burn in hell Pastor Doom.

    Not here to judge him? Not much!

  10. Rick scarbo says:

    At least it’s only Christians he’s killing. Darwinism in action, leave him to it.

  11. barriejohn says:

    Here’s his “explanation”. If you can make any sense of it, please let me know.

    https://youtu.be/59imhQchWc4

  12. Vanity Unfair says:

    Dabbling in other people’s legal systems is always dangerous but I am about to rush in. South African lawyers, feel free to comment.
    English law on assault and administering poison is probably reflected somewhere in SA law but, as they say, life’s too short…and volenti non fit injuria is not going to work here. Take that further if you want.
    He does not seem to be medically qualified; I’m sure it would have been mentioned. That brings in the (South Africa) Health Professions Act 1974.

    “He told the BBC’s Nomsa Maseko in Johannesburg that he had sprayed the face of one woman because she had an eye infection ”
    “Doom can heal people in the right way.”
    He also claims the spray can heal cancer and HIV.
    “[W]hen you speak to it to become a healing product, it does.”

    Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974
    S 17.   Registration a pre­requisite for practising.­
    (1)  No person shall be entitled to practise within the Republic­
    (a) any health profession registrable in terms of this Act? or
    (b) except in so far as it is authorised by legislation regulating health care providers and sections 33, 34 and 39 of this Act, any health profession the practice of which mainly consists of­
    (i) the physical or mental examination of persons?
    (ii) the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of physical or mental defects, illnesses or deficiencies in humankind?
    (iii) the giving of advice in regard to such defects, illnesses or deficiencies? or
    (iv) the prescribing or providing of medicine in connection with such defects, illnesses or deficiencies, unless he or she is registered in terms of this Act.

    39.   Prohibition of performance of certain acts by unregistered persons deemed to pertain to health professions registrable in terms of this Act.­
    (1)  No person shall perform any act deemed to be an act pertaining to any health profession as may be prescribed under this Act unless he or she­
    (a) is registered in terms of this Act in respect of such profession?
    (b) (i) is registered in terms of this Act in respect of any other profession referred to in section 33 to which such act is also deemed to pertain? or
    (ii) practises a health profession in respect of which the registrar in terms of this Act keeps a register and such act is deemed to be an act which also pertains to such profession? is registered or enrolled as a nurse under the Nursing Act, 1978 (Act No. 50 of 1978), and such act is an act which also pertains to the profession of a nurse. (2)  A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine  or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months, or to both a fine and such imprisonment.

    40.   Penalty for professing to be a registered person or holder of certain qualifications.­
    Any person who is not registered in respect of any health profession, but­
    (a) pretends to be so registered in respect of such profession? or
    (b) uses any name, title, description or symbol indicating, or calculated to lead persons to infer that he or she is the holder of any qualification which by rule under this Act is recognized by the relevant professional board as acceptable for registration in respect of such profession, but of which qualification he or she is not the holder? or
    (c) uses any name declared by regulation to be a name which may not be used, shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding  five years, or to both a fine and such imprisonment.

    http://www.hpcsa.co.za/uploads/editor/UserFiles/Health%20Professions%20ACT.pdf

    So that’s up to a year inside for pretending to treat and cure illness or up to five years if he pretends to be qualified. Any time soon?

  13. Vanity Unfair says:

    volenti non fit injuria is not going to work here…
    I checked it twice and still missed that.

  14. L.Long says:

    Also claims it will heal HIV & Cancer??? OK! Halfwit prove it…get injected with both and when it is shown to actually be in your body, spray yourself!!! Any bets on him taking the challenge?????

  15. Cali Ron says:

    “The truth is, Doom can heal people in the right way.” Is there a wrong way to heal people and if so, wouldn’t spraying insecticide in someone’s face or putting crushing weight on them them qualify?

    I wonder what exactly he’s trying to cure by putting a huge speaker cabinet on them-bad taste in music? Deafness?

    More importantly, what’s the cure for delusional belief in a non existent god. Could a really powerful laxative or cleansing suppository flush the delusion out? Let’s start by testing on Rebalago. He seems very delusional so he will need 4 to 5 times the normal dosage to be administered while his congregation sings in three part harmony:

    I’m gonna wash that god right outa my hair,
    I’m gonna wash that god right outa my hair,
    I’m gonna wash that god right outa my hair,
    And send him on his way.
    I’m gonna wave that god right outa my arms,
    I’m gonna wave that god right outa my arms,
    I’m gonna wave that god right outa my arms,
    And send him on his way.
    Don’t try to pray it up
    Spray it up, spray it up!
    Crush him out, blow him out,
    Flush him out, throw him out,
    Cancel him and let him go!
    Yea, sister!

    Little know version of very off Broadway Godway musical “South African Pacific”.

  16. Robster says:

    Perhaps the company behind Doom could develop a new product: Priestacide. One simple spray on any of the variously flavoured clergy could result in one less ratbag afflicting others with absurd nonsense.As a special bonus, the product could be enhanced with a pleasant floral aroma. Perhaps in the name of inclusiveness, other varieties could be developed to sort out Imams, Rabbis and the other non Jesus versions of the clerics.

  17. Celtic Morning says:

    If people are that stupid then perhaps its best that they should depart this “doomed” planet. The preacher and his stupid followers. Dick heads all!!

  18. Peterat says:

    The contributors to this site are f**ing hilarious. I get as big a kick out of the comments to the articles as I do the articles themselves. Keep them coming!
    “priestacide”
    “a doom sprayer offering salivation” Priceless

  19. Barry Duke says:

    My bad Peterat. I should have included this “ad” for Priest Off Spray in the report.

  20. Peterat says:

    That’s fucking funny!