TWO women have been arrested on fraud charges in a fake “resurrection” incident where a Zimbabwean man known as Brighton Moyo was filmed “rising from the dead” at the South African church of Pastor Alph Lukau earlier in the year.

National Prosecution Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane confirmed that the women were arrested in March for fraud and had made their first appearance.

“They are expected to make their second appearance on Wednesday at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court for bail application,” said Mjonondwane.

Media reports this week said Moyo – real name Thabiso Proud Mlanje – had been confirmed “officially” dead by his close relatives.

Mlanje allegedly died on April 3 and was buried at his late father’s home in Dandanda Village, Lupane. He was 28 and is survived by a wife and two children.