Carried out under instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel in Garankuwa
Claimed that humans can eat anything to feed their bodies
Photos that follow show dozens of people getting sick in the toilets
By JILL REILLY
A South African preacher made his congregation eat grass to 'be closer to God' before stamping on them.
Under the instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries dozens of followers dropped to the floor to eat the grass at his ministry in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria after being told it will 'bring them closer to God.'
His controversial methods have drawn criticism from thousands of people although members of his congregation swear by his methods - he is said to have claimed that humans can eat anything to feed their bodies and survive on whatever they choose to eat.
Under the instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries dozens of followers dropped to the floor to eat the grass at his ministry in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria
One woman claimed eating the grass stopped her having a sore throat, while another said it healed her after a stroke
The congregation were told eating the grass will 'bring them closer to God'
'Yes, we eat grass and we're proud of it because it demonstrates that, with God's power, we can do anything,' Rosemary Phetha told South Africa's Times Live.
The 21-year-old law student says she had been battling a sore throat for more than a year, but it was healed after she ate the grass.
An image of the bathrooms show women clutching their stomach, while the men are vomiting in the sink
One outraged commentator said 'Is this a scene in a movie...this can't be real. God created animals to chew grass and made human beings to dominate over animals. Any person who reduces human beings to animals is definitely not of God.'
While another person wrote: 'Why is he stepping on people? This is inhumane. Shocking.'
The Times Live reported that during a service of at least 1,000 people in a marquee Daniel screamed 'sleep' and six people went to sleep.
He ordered other congregants to slap and trample on them, tut the sleepers remain rigid and unresponsive until he ordered them to wake up.
'You can leave them like this for six months. I love this, I don't want to be bored. You can even make police go to sleep when they come to arrest you,' he said.
Although Daniel has not responded to the backlash yesterday he posted on Facebook: 'God is at work and His people are testifying right now st the farm. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.'
Source: Daily mail...