A controversial local prophetess has defended her healing methods after she was accused of using paraphernalia and methods commonly associated with sangomas and apostolic sect prophets.
Prophetess Boltcutter of the Resurrected Life International Church has attracted a lot of attention after posting videos on social media in which she will be wearing white robes and breaking clay pots as she delivers her congregants. Clay pots are commonly associated with practitioners of African Traditional Religion and Apostolic Sects.
“Yes, people may question how I operate, asking why I use clay pots and other robes that are associated with mapostori and sometimes traditional healers (n’anga) but I would say everything that I do has biblical reference.
“If you refer to the bible, the word of God in Jeremiah Chapter 19, prophet Jeremiah is given the instruction by God to go and buy a clay jar to deal with a problematic generation. And I equate that to problems facing people in their day to day living. Be it married, illness, business misfortune, drug addicts, goblins, spiritual husbands and wives. These are the problems given reference to by Prophet Jeremiah and he was instructed by God to go and buy a clay jar and use it.
“So people might see controversy in the use of these things by someone in Pentecostal or prophetic movement like me but it’s not new. The problem is people have for long associated this with traditional healers or have seen it being used by mapostori,” she said.