JZ charity funds Bible translation

2014-01-07 00:00

THE Jacob Zuma Foundation will donate R500 000 to the Roman Catholic Church to translate the Bible into Zulu from the original Greek and Hebrew.

The project would be headed by Bishop Mlungisi Dlungwane of Mariannhill in KwaZulu-Natal.

“This is something that lies very close to the president’s heart, although all religions are equal,” said spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

As reported in yesterday’s Witness, Zuma made the promise at a service held in the Mariannhill Mission in Durban to fund the project, which is expected to take at least three years to ensure accuracy and no omissions as happened when the Bible was translated into Zulu from English.

“This is the first time that the Bible will be translated directly from Greek and Hebrew into Zulu,” Maharaj said.

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