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ANC leadership goes down on its knees seeking blessings. Photo: ANC KZN/ Facebook.

 ANC leadership ‘blessed’ after prayer meeting with Shembe church

The ANC leadership in KZN is likely to be followed by blessings after their courtesy visit to the Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church

ANC leadership

ANC leadership goes down on its knees seeking blessings. Photo: ANC KZN/ Facebook.

The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal rekindled its relationship with the Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church during a visit to seek blessings.


The ANC leadership travelled to Harrismith in the Free State to seek blessings from Africa’s oldest church on Tuesday, 23 August..

The party leadership was led by the newly elected chairperson Siboniso Duma, deputy Nomagugu Simelane, secretary Bheki Mtolo, and assistant secretary Sipho Hlomuka.

The ANC leadership was joined by PEC members Khonza Ngidi, Josiah Gumede, secretary Bonga Hlomuka and Chris Hani Hlophe during the courtesy visit.

The ANC leadership in KZN welcomed by the Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church. Photo: ANC KZN/ Facebook.

According to the party, the visit was to rekindle the spark between them and the church that has been instrumental in giving them advice on matters concerning the party.

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The party did not share much about their visit but instead uploaded photographs of the prayer session at the Shembe church.

Before the visit, the ANC dived into the history between the amaZulu and the prophet, Shembe which proved the church’s influence on societal institutions.

ANC leadership kneeling down in prayer for blessings. Photo: ANC KZN/ Facebook.

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 Cde Bheki Mtolo, the ANC Provincial Secretary said history is decorated with reports of the news of the Prophet who once again paid a visit to the Royal Family, and he found King Solomon with whom he developed a very good relationship”.

He added that the Prophet was then joined by many followers – from Nongoma and the surroundings.

 “King Solomon did not only give the prophet a site to build a church, but he also married the prophet’s daughter, Zondi who became one of oNdlunkulu.”


“Critically, a strong relationship developed between the Royalty and the Nazareth Baptist Church even with other Zulu kings who came after King Solomon,” Mtolo detailed.

He further said the ANC is humbled by the opportunity to interact with Inkosi yama Nazaretha aseBuhleni – Unyazi LweZulu.