Fraud charges laid against 'resurrection' pastor Alph Lukau

Alph Lukau

Alph Lukau

"I am aware and have been duly advised that this case falls within the ambit of organised crime, fraud and misrepresentation amongst other misdemeanours", he said in a statement via the Hartbeespoort Community Development Initiative (HCDI).

Kings & Queens wrote on their Facebook page: "As a Funeral Services Provider we do not offer services without documentation, neither do we repatriate bodies without any paperwork".

The Sowetan news site reports that the church has since backtracked on its resurrection claim, saying the "dead" man was in fact "already alive" when he was brought to the premises in Kramerville. "It is with regret that such a plot or scheme has adversely affected our reputations". In a now-viral video, he can be heard shouting "rise up" to a man in a coffin.

Funeral company KingBlue told TimesLIVE it had sold a woman a coffin on Sunday.

This was the view of Johan Rousseau, chairperson of the 30-year-old Funeral Industry Reformed Association (Fira), which rebuked AMI in what has been dubbed a hoax resurrection.

A North West bishop has opened a criminal case against Alleluia Ministries International (AMI) leader, pastor Alph Lukau. "It was not a resurrection miracle, we are saying the testimony was completed by the one who is chosen to do what he does", said Kombou.

Alph Lukau

"A dead man came back to life as the church of God prayed".

The resurrected man is then lead inside the church where he is given a plate of food, still in his confused state.

It took less than five minutes of prayers before the "dead man" moved his head and finally woke up from the world of doom.

According to a report by The Star, Prophet Alph Lukau, leader of Alleluia Ministries International (AMI), is being sued by three Johannesburg-based funeral parlours, following the weird ceremony which has since made waves on social media. The funeral parlor that allowed their vehicle to be used to transport the alleged dead man to the church says the entire incident is fake.

Pictures have also been shared online showing a cameraman of the pastor who people claim is the dead man in question.

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