Recent news from the Shakahola cult leader have shocked many. It is alleged that the cult leader, Paul Mackenzie dignified and gave praise to the deaths thereby exploiting his followers. He regarded those who had died as heroes, sensitizing his members that the end times had come. Mackenzie was stern and didn’t allow his members to socialize with the outside world, to avoid any influence.
More information revealed that Pastor Mackenzie supervised the burials terming them as wedding ceremonies. This was after the followers were starved to death. He encouraged more members to continue fasting to death so as to see God. Pastor Mackenzie led the Good News International church. An affidavit filed before Shanzu Law courts further expounds this.
Members who have been questioned by the police said that Mackenzie introduced a hierarchy, with him being the highest person. The members he trusted reported to him . according to them , children and women began fasting with men being the last in last in the list After they died , his juniors called him to preside over their burials.
However, Mackenzie still maintains his innocense and says anything happening to him is nothing but tribulations.He believes that Jesus Christ will liberate him. He claims that he has nothing to do with the deaths in Shakahola.He said this when he was arraigned in the Shanzu Law Courts.