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    Case against snake pastor withdrawn

    Case against 'snake pastor' withdrawn

    The Pretoria preacher referred to as a “Prophet” who ordered his supporters to eat snakes that are alive, telling them it will have a chocolate flavour was taken behind bars‚ police confirmed on Sunday.

    Ga-Rankuwa police spokesperson Captain Rheineth Motlana confirmed that the Prophet Penuel Mnguni of End Times Disciples Ministries was due to appear in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of cruelty to animals.

    The matter was provisionally withdrawn due to insufficient evidence,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mathews Nkoadi.

    “We need more evidence to pursue the matter. According to the prosecutor, the evidence provided was not enough and there were no witness statements.”

    Pictures depicting Mnguni allegedly feeding a live snake to one of his followers have gone viral on social media.

    Picture credit: timeslive.co.za

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