Prophet Rufus Phala had claimed the Holy Spirit had instructed him to use the product. This, according to Phala, would help heal all his congregants’ sicknesses, despite warnings from DETTOL South Africa who condemned his acts and practices of the company because oral consumption of its
product can endanger health.
Euphemia Annor, the regional legal director of Dettol South Africa, said:
“Dettol has been proved to be safe and effective when used as per recommended directions; however it is not for human consumption and is for external use only.
“We are against Prophet Phala using the product inappropriately.”
Even after the company called the prophet on his phone and asked him to stop the practice, he was unfazed.
DailySun South Africa reports that when they called the pastor on Saturday, he told them he had already bought four bottles of the product for use during yesterday’s service.
“After last week’s service I have been receiving amazing testimony from members of my church.”