Umtwalume: Sect spreads back-to-basics gospel

2011-11-14 00:00

A GROUP of people from Umtwalume, including a two-year-old child, stopped in Port Shepstone last week as curious onlookers inquired about their presence.

They are on a mission to spread the word of God around the country.

Clad in clothes and hats woven from sisal, the two men and a woman said that the Angel of God, Mount Msikazi, had appeared to them in 2008.

Group spokesperson Mfaniseni Gumede explained that they are devotees of the religion called Heirs of God.

“People have forsaken their primitive ways of living and adopted Western beliefs and technologies. God created man and left him in the field to feast on raw fruits and to live simply.

“We need to eat raw fruits to live a healthy life, but now people eat cooked food with oil, meat and salt. You can’t do that. That is why there is so much sicknesses now”.

He said that Mount Msikazi came to Umtwalume and taught them about the Ten Commandments of God and how to live a proper life.

“We wear simple clothes made of sack to connect with God and fight the evil things on earth.”

He added, “God’s laws have been forgotten on earth. Everywhere you look people are doing wrong things. We are going around the country to preach the good word of God so that people can start to remember His goodness.”

The group will travel from Port Shepstone to the Eastern Cape and eventually to Cape Town and around the country.

“We have no homes. We sleep where God has provided for us. We are safe and nothing interferes with us wherever we sleep”. The group lives on alms and walk from one place to another.

• witness@feveronline.co.za

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