A South African Pastor Rufus Phala was caught on camera giving a member of his church antiseptic liquid, Dettol, to drink.
The pastor popularly known as Prophet Rufus is the general overseer of AK Spiritual Christian Church in Makgodu, Limpopo.
Daily Sun, South Africa, reports that Prophet Rufus made his members drink the anti-bacterial liquid during service on Sunday.
“I know Dettol is harmful, but God instructed me to use it. I was the first one to drink it,” the pastor said prophetically.
He also promised his followers that the fluid will heal their sicknesses.
He claimed he has been receiving messages on from people who have been healed through his prophesy on Whatsapp.
However, a medical practitioner Mabowa Makhomisane said Dettol becomes harmful when mixed with water.
Makhomisane said: “But if it goes into your stomach and gets absorbed into your body, it decreases the amount of oxygen in your system which can lead death”.
He said: “If you vomit the liquid into your lungs, it causes aspiration pneumonia.
“Your lungs will get swollen and you won’t be able to breathe.”
The doctor however, advised those who partook of Prophet Rufus healing process to consult a physician immediately.
This, he said, is to check whether any damage was done by the disinfectant to their bod