DOOM PASTOR RUINED MY HEALTH
A Limpopo woman says she spent seven months coughing after she was sprayed with doom by the Doom Pastor.
Sowetan reports that Thabiso Chabalala, 20, testified in the ongoing trial against Lethebo Rabalago at the Mookgophong Magistrates Court yesterday. Rabalago, who has styled himself as a prophet, was charged with five counts of assault and contravening environmental laws after images of him spraying congregants with Doom went viral in November last year.
This is Rabalago’s second legal battle after the provincial health department obtained an interdict in the Limpopo High Court against him in May.
Yesterday Chabalala told the court that she regretted allowing Rabalago to spray the pesticide on her. She said she responded to calls for the sick to come forward during a church service at Phomolong township last year.
Presiding magistrate Frans Mahodi asked Chabalala how she felt when she saw Rabalago holding the insecticide can.
“I was taken by surprise. I thought that was how God instructed him to conduct the healing,” she responded.
Chabalala said she was sprayed with Doom twice on the same day and became dizzy. She said at first she thought the dizziness was part of the healing process, but she started experiencing health problems later on.
“I regret it,” she said.
The state had also called a Grade 11 pupil who claimed he had to get help from a clinic after Rabalago sprayed him.