‘Snake’ Pastor hoax: Malawi Police in running battles with mob

Police in Lilongwe fired in the air and tear gassed people to disperse an angry mob that was baying for the blood of a local pastor in Lilongwe’s Area 25 Township after reports that he had turned into a giant snake which turned out to be a hoax.

Pastor Mbale: Sname rumour shocking, Malawians can fabricate matters and a lie travel fast

Pastor Mbale: Sname rumour shocking, Malawians can fabricate matters and a lie travel fast

However, the mob vandalised a building which Foster Mbale, a pastor of Christ of All Nations Church, used as prayer house and some property including chairs.

The mob also set on fire vehicles belonging to the church.

Mbale was swiftly rescued by the police as the mob pressed to have him out for mob justice.

The shaken and trembling Mbale later said he did not understand what was happening.

“I just received a phone call from a pastor at our church that people were alleging that I have turned into a snake,” said Pastor Mbale.

The reports were fuelled by social media as some Facebook users posted unverified, malicious and defamatory posts that the pastor had turned into a snake.

“Malawians can fabricate matters, it happened just a few weeks ago to Pastor Simama and today it’s this. They have destroyed three vehicles and other church properties, but I will not stop ministering because I know the devil is afraid,” said Mbale.

He said at the time everything was happening he was at his Area 49 residence “watching Emmanuel TV.”

Mbale could not say why people decided to “cook such a story” against him.

Innocent Kumchedwa, a journalist working with Maziko Radio in Lilongwe, told Nyasa Times that the “whole thing was as a result of a sheer fabricated rumor.”

An eye witness who stays around the place where the façade happened and took to Facebook said “I stay close to the prophet. No one has seen the snake or the prophet himself. I was there and the truth about this story is not known. People have vandalized his property without evidence. Someone just cooked up the story.”

Police deputy public relations officer Kingsley Dandaula said the law enforcers has made a number of arrests of people whom damaged the church property.

Calm has now returned to the place.

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in a situation like this its only God who knows the truth coz nothing is hidden before him

Man of God press on in Jesus name. Malawias r like that, nothing to show but fond of destroying other pipos image & u destroyers if ur wise enough why not making a right decision ?let God b the judge pliz Malawians.oky if I may ask is it that this pastor moves door by door picking u pipo to his prayer house? If u zur relatives u are saying ur protecting them go dar by their on legs then I say ur sick in ur brain think wisely. Mmmm I don’t think u can 4 da sickness is still in… Read more »
amuchita bwino

hehede! ayamba kuweluzidwa pansi pompano, aotcha pang’ono akadaotcha kwambiri makape osochelesa nkhosa

earnest mazingaliwa

Its a shame,the devil is a liar but God will reward pastor for whatever he is doing in good faith.


Amwene msadandaule ma poster awa ose ndi njoka abaleanga uyo msiyeni ngati zimene zina chitika analipo ndindani ana phwanya galimoto angathe kuyankha pamenepo

Shadreck Nyondo

Prophet Foster Mbale, God is faithful and he will expose those they are fighting with God


Many times people who are not concerned are te ones that take action! Mostly kaamba kakusowa zochita ndi nsanje

Fredson Elias

To me i believe that man of God are there to help the siners to know words of God and its purpose. So believe words of God not behavior or character of the one who preaching. So all those rumours can’t change anything to the believers even to the prophet if he is doing the words

Manzy 1

always a king does nt hourned in his or her area bt if u knw that what u r doing is ri8t on the presence of God dnt worry mr prophet even Jesus passes through in such sistuation pple used to call him wamasenga it was jast tha power of jabulosi bt if u knw wht u r doin is contrally to tha wll of God u bettr turn into the ri8t direction its a warning frm himself Almight…

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