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Former fake prophet shares his spiritual journey

Entertainment - Date: 29 November 2019

Written by: Mbulaheni Ridovhona / Viewed: 7563


Apostle Makhado Sinthumule Ramabulana describes himself as a former “fake prophet” who ran a successful prophetic church in Pretoria and gave other people spiritual powers to run big churches.

In his recently published book, Church Mafia, he shares his spiritual journey on how he supposedly received powers to perform miracles. “Church Mafia is an electrifying book that takes you on a journey to various African countries that I have travelled to obtain prophetic and miracle power and how I was later restored by God to the man and leader I am today. The book is an untold African narrative exposing the secretive powers and tricks used by false prophets to deceive their followers in churches today,” he said.

In this thought-provoking and tell-all book, he reveals how God saved him from secret and occult societies. “I explore themes of my life in the ministry, the commercialisation of the gospel, lessons learnt from countries I have travelled to in an effort to gain powers, and details of the occult operations,” he said.

After years of struggling to accomplish his mission of pastoring a megachurch and impacting the world, he said that he became frustrated, strayed from his true calling and fell into a trap of exploring secret powers hidden in the church today. “I operated as general khatha-khatha within a counterfeit spiritual movement that operates under the banner of prophecy and instant miracles. This movement operates using secret powers to attract huge crowds, charges consultation fees, and promises people miracle money. Leaders of this movement also perform false prophecies and staged miracles,” he said.

He adds: “After reading this book, you will begin to understand that most operations in churches today are influenced by secret societies. This book will enable you to be enlightened and never to be fooled by any false doctrine practiced in the church today. It is hoped that after reading this book, your life will be enriched,” he said.

He warns young pastors not to seek occult powers to run churches. The book is available on He can be reached on 076 977 9568.


Apostle Makhado Sinthumule Ramabulana has published his book Church Mafia. Photo Supplied 



Mbulaheni Ridovhona

The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.


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