“Find me a pastor who is living in a house same like mine on the picture and I will give you R2500 (100,000)”, writes Pastor Hastings Salanje.
The Malawian Pastor who is the leader of the Wells of Revival Ministries in Johannesburg has become a social media sensation and has gained more than 4000 followers since starting his Facebook page earlier this year.
Salanje does not use the platform to share scriptures or reach out to his followers but rather uses it to brag and show off his riches.
His Facebook page is littered with images of his expensive cars and upmarket mansion.
“I want you to find me 3 cars similar to my one car, that Mercedes Benz S500 or 600 Blue efficiency 2012 to 2015 face lift, and I will reward you with R5000 (K200,000). If you get one I will give you R2500, the car must be in Malawi and with a Malawian number plate, whether belongs to the government I don't mind”, his latest post reads.
“If you do that then I will know that your claim is right and I will stop testifying. But if you don't then you are in trouble because I have just testified 20% of what God has done in the past 12months, you better unfriend me,” he further states.
He finishes the post by listing the cars he claims to have.
“Those S classes currently I have 4 of them, and this E class I have 2 of them, 2x range rovers, 2 x Land Rover Discovery 4, just to mention a few.”
His bragging has gained him a lot of criticism from those he refers to as ‘haters’.
Manasse Nyirenda wrote: “stop behaving like a kid hastings! the swag of posing for photo shots in cars or standing beside a car expired many yrs ago! we know poverty dealt with u severely in Blantyre,chilimoni before you escaped to SA! Stop embarrassing yourself and your family with your pathetic fotoz!”
Jony Gu: “The doctors should check you for mental illness before it is too late. Not everyone finds solace in Riches some find it in other priceless things which you do not have. You can't have everything.”
“Pastor Hastings please lay off Nyaope, it is messing you up. You may have been blessed but this is embarrassing,” Vusi Sibiya wrote.
According to website, allafrica.com, Salanje used to live in Lilongwe before fleeing the country amid rumours which suggested he was a Satanist.
His church, Wells of Revival Ministry was established in August 2000 in Blantyre, Malawi.