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Pastor on the run after administering lethal dose of Jik to six church members

A controversial South African pastor has gone into hiding following the death of six of his congregants after he made them to drink Jik to demonstrate their ‘faith’.

According to media reports in the country, the six died last Sunday while four other church members, who were admitted to hospital after the incident, are in critical condition.

It has been reported that the pastor, identified as Ruffus Phala, randomly chose 10 people during a church service and administered the lethal dose.

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South African pastor Ruffus Phala administers Jik to members of his congregation. PHOTO | COURTESY

Unfortunately, six out of the 10 members died after suffering stomach pains.

Police are still trying to locate the pastor who went missing on Sunday night.

In 2016, the same pastor at AK Spiritual Church made his church members drink Dettol, claiming the antiseptic liquid would heal their sickness.

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South African pastor Ruffus Phala administers Jik to members of his congregation. PHOTO | COURTESY