In a statement released on Wednesday evening, shortly before Alph Lukau’s interview on Gauteng broadcaster PowerFM’s Power Drive, Alleluia Ministries denied that its lead pastor had resurrected a Zimbabwean man.
Alleluia Ministries claimed that the mortuary vehicle, which was from Kings and Queens Funeral services, was brought to the church by Elliot Moyo’s family. The statement says by the time the vehicle entered its premises, there was already movement inside the coffin. The church further said it did not speak with Elliot or his supposed family prior to their arrival at the church. Part of the statement reads:
So, let us for a moment focus on the facts:
at no stage did Pastor Alph claim that he resurrect. the person shown in the video, who was identified by his family members as Elliot; from the video f.tage it is clearly stated that when the mortuary vehicle arrived at the Church premises there was already movement in the coffin; prior to even praying over Elliot, Pastor Alph states that Elliot is in fact breathing; the facts surrounding Elhot’s death were presented to Pastor Alph by Elliot’s family (as seen in the video footage) and these were then report. as such; during the service Pastor Alph clearly states that the extent of the miracle needs to be verified…
The church also said it had no engagements with any funeral parlours, as has been widely reported. This is despite the parlours saying that they had been approached to transport the body to the church.