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'ANC Shouldn't Think They Can Govern Without Us': Shembe Faction Gives Party Ultimatum

The eBuhleni faction of the Nazareth Baptist church confirmed its may on Tuesday when lots of its contributors gathered and issued a stern warning to the ANC to intervene in the church’s management dispute or face the consequences at the upcoming polls.

Spokesperson Nkosinathi Makhanya examine from a memorandum of grievances to authorities officials at the Durban city hall, where a gathering - believed to be about 10,000 robust - pledged their support for their favored leader, Mduduzi uNyazilwezulu Shembe.

“If the ANC thinks it can govern besides us, our message is very clear. Let’s meet on the first [of November],” stated Makhanya.

Shembe, the son of the church’s late chief Vimbeni, has endured a variety of legal blows in his bid to lead the church which boasts more than 5-million followers.

In June, a Constitutional Court judge refused to entertain his appeal to have the apex courtroom undertaking a ruling made with the aid of the supreme court.

Makhanya stated their faction has long been at the receiving stop of abuse.

“Our rights are continuously being violated. We are being abused for freely deciding on our faith and our favored leader,” he said.

He stated they would continue to throw their full weight in the back of their leader, even if it charges them “billions” in legal fees. Whenever court judgments go against the church, they come below heavy backlash, he added.

“This taints our photograph as a church. What you need to take into account is that contributors be counted on the church for healing, so when terrible tales floor humans come to be wary of associating themselves with us,” said Makhanya.


The fighting for the control of the church commenced in 2011, quickly after the death of Vimbeni Shembe. The church has in the past accused KZN premier Sihle Zikalala of favouring its rivals, the Thembezinhle faction.

The march, which commenced at King Dinizulu park, sparking worries of it being a Covid-19 superspreader.

Makhanya stated it used to be by no means their intention to have an “overwhelming” variety of human beings descending on Durban. “We are cognisant of the risks posed by means of Covid-19. It used to be unfortunate that greater human beings confirmed up to the event as we anticipated no longer more than 500 people,” stated Makhanya.

He said there was a team assigned to make sure that worshippers were carrying masks in spite of the lack of social distancing protocols.

eThekwini metro's superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said the walk's organisers had made an software to the municipality which was once surpassed thru the city manager's office.

“The utility used to be to be in line with the Disaster Management Act which prohibits gatherings of greater than five hundred people. It’s the public order police who ought to reply to this, we simply play a helping role,” he said.

e The memorandum was familiar by means of officers from the premier’s office and the municipality.



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