Zimbabwean born Prophet forced congregants to call him and girlfriend Kim and Kanye.
The Zimbabwean-born, Eastern Cape-based self-confessed fake prophet, Prophet Jay Israel was exposed for scamming his congregants with staged miracles.
According to his former Public Relations Advisor Thabisa Ralawe, Israel terrorized East London for his material gain. He lived a flamboyant lifestyle and constantly changing girlfriends and advised his congregation to call him and his girlfriend Kim and Kanye, because they always donned matching designer outfits.
Thabisa Ralawe opened a case of intimidation against the prophet at Kings Williams Town police after receiving death threats for exposing the prophet’s shenanigans.
According to Thabisa Ralawe’s statement seen by Savannanews, Prophet Jay Israel changed his name when he arrived in South Africa four years ago. According to his passport’s copy which was handed to the police of investigations, his real name is Jacob Dube and Jay Israel is a fake name.
Eastern Cape Police Spokesperson Khaya Tonjeni confirmed that a case of intimidation was opened against Jay Israel on 19 May 2019, but he said no arrest has been made because the Prophet was on the run. “The investigations continue,” he said.
Prophet Israel used paid Joburg actors to stage fake miracles
According to her statement, she said her fears were confirmed after she was refused details and pictures of Jay Israel’s miracle beneficiaries to do her PR work, especially after he had claimed to his congregation that he had blinded a thief who had robbed and stole his church visitor’s handbag.
She said Jay Israel had claimed that God had shown him that the thug was at a local pub and was about to indulge in some beer and was intending to sell the bag.
But she said he told them, the man would come to church blind and ask for forgiveness.
She said everything happened as he foretold, but shockingly, the man just disappeared and she later found that he was an actor and he was paid by Israel to fake the robbery.
She also said she later found that the female visitor, whose bag was stolen, was also an actress from Joburg.