The Millionaire Preacher
Twenty years since the first free elections, and in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's death, Reggie Yates gets up close and personal with three very different communities in contemporary South Africa. By living amongst them for a week, what will he discover about the extremes of this misunderstood country in the 21st century?
South Africa is a country devoted to God, and Pentecostal 'Megachurches' are booming. But as well as conventional priests and bishops, thousands of young people follow self-styled prophets. Reggie spends a week with one of the most controversial and colourful of them all, Prophet Mboro. In a world of witchcraft, exorcisms and heavily armed guards, Mboro is adored by the thousands of followers in his megachurch and renowned as much for his dancing as the 'miracles' he performs.
Reggie has already rejected African Pentecostal faith once in his life and now he tries to discover whether a multimillionaire king of bling with 30 flash cars can really be a messenger from God. But the deeper Reggie digs, the more conflicted he becomes- until he starts to confront some truths much closer to home.
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|Series Producer||Tom Williams|