South African social media space was thrown into a frenzy with the resurrection challenge, as footage of an allegedly dead young man, was raised to life by Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia ministries, South Africa, went viral.
The circulating video shows a man dressed in white and lay 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 video prompted many South Africans and other Africans to dramatise the incident in a comic manner.
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, Funeral Palour Kings and Queens 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 nor 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