South African Pastor In Viral Resurrection Video ‘Confesses’

A South African pastor, Alph Lukau, whose purported resurrection video went viral recently, has come clean on what really went down in his church. Lukau admitted that he lacks power to resurrect a person from the dead “except if God used him as an instrument.”

Lakau had claimed to have resurrected a man from the dead at his popular Alleluia Ministries in South Africa.

The preacher had been mocked on social media over his resurrection stunt. He was said to have been sued by several persons after the incident.


But Lakau, in an interview with Thabiso Tema of Power FM in the country, admitted that the man was already alive when he was brought to his church during a Sunday service.

“Before entering the premises of the church, the coffin began to shake, meaning the person was alive. I am really sorry for the misrepresentation of facts, the man was not dead and has never been in the mortuary as we earlier said,” explained.the preacher.

Tema had asked why the dead man was brought to his church and he responded, saying : “I am not sure if I can make a statement that he was brought to me.


“We are the house of God and I’m just a pastor serving in the house of the Lord. But I am sorry that we didn’t tell people the truth in the first place,” he added.

“I think that they brought the person to church because they believed that God had the ability to resurrect the person, but still our brother was alive even before they brought him to church and we really apologise for not telling the truth in the first place,” he said.


The preacher said the only time he restored life was to an unborn child whose mother alleged that the child was dead in her womb.

“The heartbeat could not be detected before but after the prayer, they [were] told the child is fine,” said Mr Lukau.


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  1. […] Recall that a viral video had shown Alph Lukau “resurrecting a dead man” identified as Brighton Elliot Moyo. The video which earned criticism, had the pastor confess the truth behind the incident. […]

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