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A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned.
In a Facebook post, self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago claims a pesticide called Doom can heal people.
The company that produces Doom warned of the risks of spraying the substance, while a government commission urged anyone affected to lodge complaints.
But the pastor has defended his actions, telling the BBC he is using unconventional methods to heal people.
The country has seen a wave of practices where church members have been subjected to unorthodox rituals to receive healing.
In photos circulating on Facebook and Twitter, Mr Rabalago, who runs the Mount Zion General Assembly in the Limpopo province, is seen spraying the insecticide directly into the eyes and various body parts of his congregants.
He told the BBC's Nomsa Maseko in Johannesburg that he had sprayed the face of one woman because she had an eye infection and claimed the woman was "just fine because she believed in the power of God".
He also claims the spray can heal cancer and HIV.
"Doom is just a name, but when you speak to it to become a healing product, it does. People get healed and delivered through doom," a post on the church's Facebook account reads.
Testimonies of people who have supposedly been healed by Doom have also been posted on the Facebook page.
In another interview, posted on the eNCA website, the pastor is heard saying: "The truth is, Doom can heal people in the right way."
The dangers of worshipping some South African preachers:
Lesego Daniel, Rabboni Ministries
The self-styled prophet in Pretoria instructed members of his congregation to drink petrol
In 2014, Facebook images on the church's website also showed his followers eating grass and flowers on his orders
Penuel Mnguni, End Times Disciples Ministries
Dubbed "snake pastor" by local media
The 25-year-old "man of God" reportedly started his church 2014 after training under Lesego Daniel.
In 2015, Facebook images showed the self-proclaimed prophet feeding his members stones which he claimed to have turned into bread
That same year, other images emerged of him feeding his followers snakes and rats, which they claimed had been turned into chocolate
He has since been chased out of the Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, where his church was located
Lethebo Rabalago, Mount Zion General Assembly
Posted a photo on Facebook which showed what looked like a large speaker on top of a person lying face-up on the ground
In another photo, he is seen sitting on the speaker while a person remains underneath
In 2016, he is photographed spraying insecticide into the faces of his followers, saying it will heal them
But Tiger Brands, the company that makes the product, says it finds the practice "alarming".
"[We] want to make very clear that it is unsafe to spray Doom or any aerosol onto people's faces," the company said in a statement.
"Doom has been formulated to kill specific insects which are detailed on the cans, and the packaging has very clear warnings which must be adhered to," the statement added.
The company said it was trying to contact the pastor to ask him to stop the practice.
Our correspondent reports that the government has set up a commission to investigate motives behind these practices.
South Africa's Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities has also condemned the practice, which it says is "detrimental" to the well-being of people.
"The CRL Rights Commission encourages everyone whose rights and beliefs have been violated to report such to the Commission," it said in a statement.
Many social media users have condemned his antics.
"It breaks my heart that our people are so desperate for change, they are so easily duped," Twitter user Boity Thulo wrote.
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Most people plan holidays with a variety of fun activities in mind, from sight seeing to sampling exotic food to absorbing some culture at local museums. However, playing it safe and engaging in family fun isn’t everyone’s cup of tea: some people are looking for more of a thrill. Sex tourism, in which the main goal of a trip is to engage in seksual activity, often with pr0stitutes, is a booming global industry. Most clients involved in sek$ tourism are men, while a majority of the sex workers are women. Although, female sex tourism exists in smaller numbers. Sek$ tourism is an industry worth billions of dollars that is estimated to have millions of sek$ workers involved worldwide, and the practice can be legal or illegal, depending on regional laws, whether the activity is consensual, and whether children or sek$ trafficking are involved. Below are some of the top destinations in the world for sek$ tourism: prostitution is legal in some, but not in all of the countries listed.
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The 16th edition of the 2016 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run (GER) 10km International is being held in Addis Ababa today, 20th November 2016.
A record number of 42,000 participants are taking part on the race including 500 elite athletes (300men and 200 women).
Great Ethiopian Run is introducing wave start for the first time this year to give way for serious runners who prefers to be ahead of the walkers and joggers and also to be meet the high demand for the event and increase participants’ number. There are two waves where the red wave is for runners that are able to finish the 10km race in less than one hour (runners) and the green wave is for runners aiming to finish the race over one hour (joggers and walkers).
The event includes a mobility cycle event where around 30 participants’ with disability take part. The event took place one hour ahead of the mass event at 8:00am.
The annual event is the brainchild of Haile Gebrselassie, the greatest athlete that Ethiopia has produced.
Since its inception in 2001 , GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia.