Sphokazy Mbali Nyandeni is a Durban CBD resident, she lives in West street. Last week there was a march in Durham CBD from West Street to the City Hall, the march was due to who should be the rightful leader of the Nazareth Baptist church. After the death of uThingo Lwenkosazane who was the 4th leader and a father to Mduduzi Shembe the current leader of Nazareth Baptist church, Vela Shembe who was the niece of uThingo claimed to be the rightful leader of Nazareth Church and,
The city of Durban was brought to the standstill after disgruntled congregants took to the streets protesting against a constitutional Court ruling which was imposing a leader whom they do not like. In a video that was circulating on social media platforms on the 28th of September 2021 all was not well in the once peaceful city.
Shembe Congrigants Said They Won't Ruled By The Court . From 2011 the case of KwaShembe Nazereth Baptist Church it's been in and out in courts , because it's was unclear that's , who is the right person to lead the Nazareth Baptist Church legally . The church has Vela Shembe and Mduduzi Shembe both were going in and out in courts since 2011 in Durban High Court , the case was postponed so many times and moved to Umgungundlovu Magistrate Court and back to Durban .
After a protracted legal battle lashing years, the constitutional court declared Vela Shembe the rightful leader of the Shembe Church. It began when the leader of the Ebuhleni fumction approached the court to review a Supreme Court of Appeal judgement naming Vela the rightful leader. eNCA's reporter Thuba Vilane has more #eNCA