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Elliot craze spills into showbiz

by Staff reporter
09 Apr 2019 at 14:45hrs | Views
DENDERA musician Suluman Chimbetu has had his band members referred to as "Elliot" because of their white stage attire.

The name Elliot arose from the alleged resurrection miracle at a church in South Africa by a Zimbabwean man Brighton Moyo who was donning white when the incident happened.

Reports coming out of South Africa said "Elliot" died last week and was buried over the weekend unlike the initial incident in which he was allegedly brought back to life.

The church, Alleluia Ministries led by Alph Lukau dismissed reports of the miracle saying he was not dead and a close source told the Daily News yesterday that the incident was misconstrued and blown out of proportion on social media.

One of Sulu's band members Shaky Phiri drew the attention of people at the recently-held Selmor and Friends gig when he appeared in public in all-white attire, resulting in people shouting "Elliot".

A number of dance groups have now introduced the Elliot dance and it was exhibited at various shows over the weekend, including Zimdancehall gig in Dzivaresekwa.

The Elliot craze has also spilled to weddings and according to wedding planners, grooms are now shunning white clothes for their events.

"People are finding humour in white clothes, shoes and gloves after that incident. Some love white and do not mind the Elliot tag and they actually like the humour associated with it," Danai Majaha,  a wedding and communication consultant said.

The incident has led to debate and has been dividing opinion on miracles.

While others were criticising the church over the incident, some church leaders were in support and blaming social media for blowing things out of proportion.

"Miracles do happen and they have always been there, so that was not a shock to us as we believe that through Jesus Christ we can actually do more.

"Social media is, however, taking things out of proportion. Just because one person posted resurrection and everyone believes it was resurrection without listening to the official communication from the church," Blessing "Hitman" Langton, a church leader said.

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Source - Daily News