Former pastor Kunene ‘an inspiration’ to his family

2009-05-28 00:00

ALTHOUGH he has been convicted, controversial IT consultant and former pastor Muzi Kunene (45) will remain a role model and an inspiration for his his community and family.

“He is a genius … His achievements are a testimony; he is our role model,” a teacher at Ocheni Primary School in Kranskop told The Witness.

Yesterday, judges at the high court in Bloemfontein found Kunene guilty of the murder of Ballito estate agent Lynne Hume.

Neighbours and family in Ocheni speak highly of Kunene and at the mention of his name, their response makes it clear that nothing will change the respect they have for him.

Kunene lives in Ballito, but his mother, Theresa (72), and his siblings live in Ocheni, about 20 km from Kwasizabantu evangelical mission, where he was a pastor for 10 years.

“He is my favourite son. I love him with all my heart. Whatever the judgment is, I will accept it, but it won’t take away my love for him,” said his mother. She said her son was behind the establishment of community projects while working at the mission.

Kunene launched an organisation called Christians for Truth, a conservative religious lobby group that opposes abortion, she added.

“The Ikhwezi community radio is his brainchild and he started a brass band and the mission school.”

In 1995, Kunene left the mission, reportedly after a falling out with the managment, and started to “do things for himself”.

At the time, he divorced his wife, with whom he had three children.

One of the children is Msebenziwenkosi, who testified against his father in the Hume case.

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