The employers of the Zimbabwean man who was ‘resurrected’ by Pastor Alph Lukau have spoken out saying they are baffled by his antics.

The man has been identified by Eyewitness News as Brighton (29) who works at timber a company in Pretoria.

The company, Vincent Amoretti PTY LTD, said on Tuesday the last time they saw Brighton was 19 February, when he arrived late for work. He had gone to a funeral over the weekend of 16 and 17 February, and he told his colleagues he was late on Tuesday as church elders asked him to stay a day longer.

Brighton has not been at work since last Tuesday and his absence, is being treated as absent with leave.

Vincent, who said he's the owner of Vincent Amoretti PTY LTD and employer of Brighton, told listeners of 702’s Azania Mosaka  that this was not the first time Brighton was involved with Pastor Lukau. Brighton helped the pastor by pretending to be wheelchair-bound and then standing up after Lukau prayed for him.

His employer described Brighton as an intelligent man. “Can you imagine what a life he’s had? He’s worked for me, he died, he was resurrected and now he’s been arrested,” said Vincent on the show.

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities on Monday said it would be investigating the incident in which the Johannesburg pastor was captured on camera resurrecting the man from a coffin.

"As a commission, we need to get to the root of this. Unless we do that, South Africans are taken for a ride and their intelligence is insulted," said the commission's deputy chair David Mosoma.