According to popular UK website, Unilad, five members of the church under the spiritual guidance of the pastor from Soshanguve, South Africa were reported to have died in the aftermath of the rat poison consumption.
Other members numbering thirteen were reported to have been rushed to various hospitals after they had ingested the lethal drink which according to the spiritual leader was a move to prove that his congregation were above death.
Monyeki had said during the service :
We do not need to proclaim faith because we are believers. Death has no power over us.
Reports indicated that Monyeki who allegedly denied responsibility for the health conditions of his congregation also drank the rat poison before pouring it down the throat of his members who stepped forward.
Police have however been reported to have launched full investigation into the case which led to the death of five of the spiritual leader’s church members hours after they consumed the fatal drink.