Beverly Angel, the co-founder of Spirit Embassy church, was accused by Francistown councillors of Botswana. Her security service dwarfed that of President Ian Khama.

One of the councillors Tabengwa Tabengwa told the media that he regretted attending the function after witnessing the behaviour of Prophet Uebert Angel’s wife. “They even recognised the presence of their prophet more than that of Duma Masilo from the Office of the President. And this did not go well with us. After that event, I had a word with Peter Ngoma [former Francistown mayor] and pointed out to him that protocol was not observed by the church leaders.”

Another councillor Stanely Masalila said he felt abused by Angel’s security personnel. “They did not want me to get inside the house and tour with the pastor.”

He said the councillors felt disrespected by the Zimbabweans in their own country. “I did not understand what their problem was because we are free in Botswana,” Masalila said.  “We are a country of peace. I think they should know that their prophet is not God and they should treat people with respect.”

Daniel Morupisi, the Spirit Embassy resident president, defended the tight security saying Angel’s followers were in the habit of mobbing her in the belief that they will receive blessings. “If we allow the public to touch her there would be congestion,” he said. “We have to offer her enough security to avoid mobbing. We do this everywhere, even when we go internationally.”