Flamboyant Limpopo Prophet Innocent Muritho has caused yet another stir after throwing a lavish party for his dog Jackie, who turned seven. Prophet Muritho of the Faith of Talitha Koum Ministry is no stranger to causing controversy.
In 2021 Prophet Muritho raised eyebrows when he posted a series of compromising videos on social media while seemingly intoxicated. He was also seen boasting about his sexual escapades in the same videos.
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He was widely condemned by his church members and the public and later apologised to his congregation for his actions.
But Saturday, 29 July, Muritho hosted the party at his church which is based in Sibasa, Vhembe District.
A cow was slaughtered to cater for the many guests who filled up the church. The guests were requested to give cash, instead of presents, to the dog. But his actions did not sit well with everyone who attended the party. However, the Prophet was unfazed by the negative reactions from the community.
PROPHET INNOCENT MURITHO DEFENDS LAVISH DOG PARTY
He defended his actions in a live Facebook post. “People can say whatever they want, but the fact remains that I love my dogs dearly,” he said.
“You complain about my money. Do we work together for this money? You worry about me not assisting the poor.
How many have I helped, and how many have you helped? This is my dog, and I am going to host another party for him and also buy him a car. These dogs also have medical aid, mind you. I fell in love with dogs after I started watching the dogs’ channel on TV. If I have the means to spoil my dogs, what stops me from doing that?” he said.