Pastor's 'resurrection' video sparks viral social media craze

28 February, 2019, 08:02 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Pastor Alph Lukau 'resurrects' a man identified as a Zimbabwean named Brighton

In a statement released on Wednesday evening, shortly before Alph Lukau's interview on Gauteng broadcaster PowerFM's Power Drive, Alleluia Ministries denied that its lead pastor had resurrected a Zimbabwean man. The man then sits upright as onlookers cheer.

Meanwhile, the video has kicked off the #ResurrectionChallenge trend and social media users are having a good laugh about it.

The funeral service provider said it had only provided a hearse and transport a body from a residential area in Lyndhurst and transport it to the church. Mr Mukonoweshuro said members of the public should note that all South Africa government offices and his office only operate from Monday to Friday and not on weekends.

They claimed the media had disregarded these points and that no one had sought comment from the pastor or the church before "publishing their biased and misguided views".

"We are also not part of the people being raised from the dead". "As Kings and Queens Funeral Services, we would like to distance ourselves from the supposed resurrection of a deceased man by Hallelujah Ministries who allegedly was at our mortuary", said the parlour in a statement.

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Mr Lukau reportedly got the coffin from Kingdom Blue and placed Black Phoenix stickers on a private vehicle in an attempt to "look credible to Kings & Queens Funeral Services" when they arrived to order a hearse.

The incident which was recorded went viral with many social media users claiming that the resurrection was staged.

Congolese born Pastor Lukau of Alleluia Ministries performs a resurrection miracle, raising a man from the dead in front of a crowd of people at his Sandton church, north of Johannesburg.

Pastor Lukau had only "completed a miracle that God had already started", Sowetan Live quoted the church's representatives as saying.

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