You gotta have faith for this ‘mir­a­cle’

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A Dur­ban pas­tor, in­fa­mous for claim­ing he can cure HIV/Aids with holy wa­ter, is now sell­ing “mir­a­cle tow­els”, “faith soap” and bumper stick­ers that can save you from car ac­ci­dents. Bishop HQ Nala has opened shops in KwaZu­luNatal, Mpumalanga and Gaut­eng, and says a hos­pi­tal and bak­ery are next. Nala was heav­ily crit­i­cised by KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo and the Treat­ment Ac­tion Campaign af­ter claim­ing his “faith wa­ter”, com­bined with prayer, can cure HIV/Aids.

But the pas­tor shrugged off the crit­i­cism and is now sell­ing faith oil, faith honey, faith juice, mir­a­cle tow­els, faith soap, “accident pre­ven­tion stick­ers” and branded gear.

The “accident pre­ven­tion” stick­ers sell for R6 each.

Nala said he has never told his fol­low­ers that his prod­ucts could cure Aids and can­cer, chase away evil spir­its or pro­tect the user from car ac­ci­dents.

“All I am do­ing is fol­low­ing God’s man­date to pro­duce prod­ucts that can heal peo­ple. I do not tell peo­ple that this is what my prod­ucts will do for them.”

It is about their faith in God and how He chooses to use me to heal them, he said.

FLAM­BOY­ANT Bishop HQ Nala on stage dur­ing one of his ser­mons

Pas­tor Nala’s ‘mir­a­cle tow­els’

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