The manufacturer of insect spray Doom has contacted Lethabo Rabalago of Polokwane in Limpopo, South Africa, asking him to stop spraying the insecticide in people’s faces, says South Africa’s Times Live.
Tiger Brands issued a warning to consumers on Monday‚ after it emerged that Rabalago used the spray to “heal” worshippers at the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA) at the weekend.
Photographs of the Doom-spraying at a service were shared on a Facebook account allegedly belonging to Prophet Lethebo Rabalago.
The photos were first posted on a Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA) account‚ Rabalago’s church.
“We find this practice alarming and extremely concerning‚ and want to make it very clear that it is unsafe to spray any Doom or any aerosol onto people’s faces. Doom has been formulated to kill specific insects which are detailed on the cans‚ and the packaging has very clear warnings which must be adhered to. Using this product for purposes other than what it is intended for poses risks and is therefore dangerous.
“Tiger Brands is in the process of contacting the Prophet to ask him to refrain from such practice‚” the company said in a statement as reported by Times Live.
Among the warnings on a can of Doom is that it can cause “irritation of the skin‚ eyes and mucous membranes”‚ and it advises users to “keep out of reach of uninformed persons” and “avoid contact with skin‚ eyes and clothing”.
Rabalago said none of his flock has been injured by the Doom he used on them.
Rabalgo claimed that he uses Doom to heal people with cancer, HIV or any other illness.
In a number of posts‚ MZGA testified of those who had received healing from Rabalago’s method of dousing worshippers in Doom.
One photo was captioned: “Mrs Mitala. The Prophet called sick people to come forward. She went to the forth and told the Prophet that she suffers from ulcer. The Prophet sprayed doom on her and she received her healing and deliverance. We give God the glory!”
In another post MZGA said: “By my name‚ you shall drive out demons. By my name‚ you shall pick up snakes. Anything you touch‚ receives favour because of the anointing upon you. Doom is just a name‚ but when you speak to it to become a healing product‚ it does. People get healed and delivered through doom. It’s not by might nor by power‚ but by the Holy Spirit. We give God the glory!”