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Prophet Mboro says he lost his Galaxy smartphone containing alleged 'selfies from heaven'

Apr 10 '16 | By La Afrique Media | Views: 121 | Comments: 0
(Reuters/Albert Gea)The new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014.

Prophet Mboro could no longer show his "selfies from heaven" because he lost his Galaxy smartphone, which he reportedly used to take the said photos.

The South African pastor, whose real name is Paseka Motsoeneng, recently claimed that he was able to go to heaven during an Easter Sunday service at the Incredible Happenings Church in Johannesburg. In a Facebook account bearing his name, Prophet Mboro claimed that he was able to take photos of the paradise using his Samsung Galaxy smartphone, BT.com reports.

Aside from that, Prophet Mboro claimed that he met Jesus' wife. The visit to the paradise was confirmed by his spokesperson, who also said unbelievers could see the "selfies from heaven" in exchange for a payment of ZAR5,000 (US$330).

After netizens ridiculed him and posted fake photos of him on social media, the South African pastor promised to upload the celestial pictures to his Facebook page without charge this week. However, his smartphone mysteriously got lost at a carwash in Katlehong, eNCA details.

One of Prophet Mboro's bodyguards claimed that the handset was stolen at the carwash.

"The pictures were really there, I saw them. We suspect one of the boys washing the Prophet's car took the phone," the bodyguard told eNCA. "But they all denied taking it, even after we threatened them."

The bodyguard also assured that refunds will be issued to those who have already deposited payment for the photos.

Meanwhile, South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) told eNCA that they are planning to file criminal charges against Prophet Mboro for fraud. Chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said they will issue a subpoena for the selfies.

After CRL's threats, Prophet Mboro claimed that the Facebook account trying to sell the selfies does not belong to him. The South African pastor now denies that he went to heaven and has vowed to file a case against Xaluva and the people who created the Facebook page.

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