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KEEPING THEM FAITHFUL: Batswana’s opinion is divided on this oil sold by messengers of God

Members of the public have trashed the new anointing oil, called ‘Leave my man alone’ as demonic and heretic. The item has its origins in Zambia and was made popular by one prophet David this year January. It has since reached Botswana. It caused mixed feelings among locals.

According to Pastor David, God spoke to him in a dream to come up with oil that will help women whose husbands have a roving eye. He said that it will help keep married men in their homes away from homewreckers.

“Many marriages suffer because of unfaithful men. Men are weak by nature and there are seductresses out there ready to destroy their marriages. This oil is for women that want to fight for their marriages,” he explained. While it has gained momentum on social media, The Midweek Sun can also confirm that the oil has hit the local market. A seller of the oil revealed in an interview that a 50 ml costs P100. He however said that Batswana were not keen to buy it.

“It is holy and anointed just like the one sold by TB Joshua,” said the man with a foreign accent. Not many people agree. “These papas are very sophisticated and advanced. If we don’t read the Bible, they’ll throw us into the deepest pit of hell,” said Matshidiso Otlogetswe, describing the oil as both funny and scary.

“How am I going to sprinkle my husband with it? Should I let him sleep and do it? Or I sprinkle his clothes?” she laughed, adding that the prophet should also come up with ‘Leave my wife’ oil to help make women stay married.

“Thank God my husband is already alone. This oil is nothing but witchcraft. Anointing oil is valid when used during service. Now satan has put his spirits and powers to cause confusion and to cheat God’s people,” said Pastor Mpho Motlogi of Divine Fortress Church. Her take is that women should go on their knees if their marriages are not working and stay away from anointing oils.

Apostle Omphitlhetse Bakae of Ebenezer Ministries likened the emergence of this oil to times when people talked of Bring-Back-Lost-Lover ointments. “We have a long way to go as preachers of the word. I don’t give any anointing oils or bangles, all I have is the name of Jesus and that’s all I can give.”

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