'This whole thing is a lie'

Tebogo Monama and Marisa Stevens

Tebogo Monama and Marisa Stevens

"I believe in God and believe that there are people who can heal, but I have doubts about Pastor Chris."

These are the words of a Fouriesburg , Free State, father who travelled 300km to take his comatose son to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's healing school in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Sello Mofokeng says he was left disappointed.

His 16-year-old son Precious is still in a semi-coma after being in a car accident last July. The Grade 12 pupil was discharged from hospital in October last year into the care of his parents.

"Doctors said he would get out of the coma in seven months or a year. When I heard about Pastor Chris I believed he could heal my son. I saw one of his shows where he healed a man who was in a coma.

"We got to the healing school in Randburg on March 21 and they took pictures of my son. They said I could represent him at the school, so he went back home."

Mofokeng said they attended the school for a week and then went to the Night of Bliss at Johannesburg Stadium. On the day of the supposed healing, church leaders handed out tickets to a selected group of people but he and 150 others were ignored.

"This whole thing is a lie . Though he tricked us, my faith in God has not wavered," Mofokeng said.