PROPHET Mboro apparently ascended to heaven on Easter Sunday morning and even took selfies, social networks claimed.

But now the prophet could face fraud charges. The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities said they would lay charges of fraud against him if rumours that his church was selling the alleged selfies proved to be true. Social media sites were abuzz over the weekend after the heavenly allegations which further claimed that the pastor took the selfies with a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone! A man known only as Mr Nkuna, claiming to be Mboro’s spokesman, reportedly said the pictures were on sale for R5 000 a pop.

“We encourage people to read the Bible for themselves, and not rely on others to interpret it for them!” said commission chairwoman Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva.

“We believe Mboro is just looking for ways to extort money from people. We know he never went to heaven. He is deceiving people,” said Mkhwanazi-Xaluva.

“We’re going to summon him to explain to us whether he said those things or if it’s a joke.”

Mboro said he planned to sue Mkhwanazi-Xaluva and the commission.

“I saw her talking on TV saying that I went to heaven. What they did is a lie. Their job is to protect me and any other religion. They’re anti-Mboro.”

Mboro also denied that he had a spokesman named Nkuna. “And I don’t even have that smartphone,” he said