South African twitter was thrown into a frenzy with the resurrection challenge, as footage of an allegedly dead young man, is raised to life by Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia ministries, South Africa, emerges.
The circulating video shows a man dressed in white and laid in a coffin. Pastor Lukau is surrounded by a crowd of church members. He reports to the crowd that the young man named Elliot has been dead since Friday. Next, he calls out his name, puts his hands on the young man, and he sits up in the coffin with his eyes and mouth wide open, while the crowd cheers.
The footage resulted in mixed reactions as Pastor Lukau church faithfuls insist the miracle is a notable one, while others say that the miracle was staged.
However, Kings and Queens funeral service whose hearse was hired for the supposed stunt. say they are in the process of taking legal action, for the ‘malicious damage’ to their image. Below is a full statement from Kings and Queens Funeral Services.
“As kings and Queens Funeral Services, we would like to distance ourselves from the supposed resurrection of a deceased man by Hallelujah Ministries who allegedly was at our mortuary. We were approached by alleged family members of the deceased who informed us they had encountered a dispute with a different funeral service provider and would like to use our transport services which we offered them.
We did not supply the coffin neither did we store the deceased at our mortuary and no paperwork was processed by Kings and Queens Funerals. As a Funeral Services Provider we offer services without documentation neither do we repatriate bodies without any paperwork.
We are in the process of taking legal action for this malicious damage to our image.
To all our beloved clients and prospective clients, thank you for the continued support during this confusing time. We continue to strive for excellence as your preferred funeral services provider that offers a service that gives you honour, dignity, and comfort.”