White River- The SAPS is investigating an unfortunate incident that took place in White River Mpumalanga on Monday night.Two women ended up in hospital after getting bitten by a snake in church.
A revival organised by Evangelist Themba Mbokane of the Wonders of the Last Days Miracles Church (A church based in White River), ended in tragedy when the snake church members were supposed to eat ended up escaping and biting two women, local papers report.
Church members say Evangelist Mbokane brought the snake to church to demonstrate the power of god. It was supposed to be a glorious and powerful night, we were going to end the year with a bang- congregants say.
The 2 miters long snake which was in a bag, escaped from the pulpit, bit the two sisters who are in the choir before disappearing.
“That snake was too big, we should have tried a smaller snake.” said one of the church members.
“We tried to look for it, both inside and outside the tent. But we could not find it. We hope it will go and die somewhere very far from us.” said Evangelist Mbokane.
It is not clear where Evangelist Mbokane got the snake from but police are investigating.