Margareth tried to make peace with her guilty conscience for three months but now she has come to the press to confess how she sold her soul for merely R500 a week.
“I was paid to lie to the sick people who came to church for healing,” she said.
Margareth Hlatshwayo (38) from Soshangube near Pretoria, said she is terrified that God will punish her.
She said she was told that she could get a job at a church in Pretoria showground and would be paid R500 the same day.
Margareth says she didn’t know what kind of job it was and when she arrived at the church they told her she had to lie to get the money.
“I was told I must act in a holy way and pretend I was healed. I had to testify to have been living a horrible life before. I desperately in need of the money in order to feed my children so I definitely couldn’t turn down the offer, so I did as I was told, Margareth said.
” I lied to the people and did everything the prophet told me, I have not had a job for four years and now I was told that my employment was to tell lies at church in Pretoria showground, ” She said.
But then Bushiri stopped paying her on time “I think its because the church now has a lot of people lying and giving false testimonials for the prophet and then at the end the isn’t enough money to pay us all” says Margareth
She said some people were lying that they were wheelchair bound before the prophet prayers saved them and now they could walk again.
Reporters spoke to one of the church leaders and representativesbof the church. They didn’t deny they knew Margareth but denied paying people to testify.