Church honours mayor

2017-06-30 06:00
‘Amadodana’ (top) sing as they welcome Mluleki Ndobe, Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor (left), in his church uniform, after graduating to ‘Amadodana’. Photos: khaya magenu

‘Amadodana’ (top) sing as they welcome Mluleki Ndobe, Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor (left), in his church uniform, after graduating to ‘Amadodana’. Photos: khaya magenu

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KHAYA MAGENU

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LAST Sunday at a service at Koki rural village in Umzimkhulu the United Methodist Church of South Africa congregation described Harry Gwala
District Municipality Mayor and KZN Provincial Deputy ANC Secretary Mluleki Ndobe as “a good leader and a motivator, not by power, but by compassion, which is rare among politicians”.

Ndobe and his wife Nobuhle attended the service as a part of welcoming him back to the church his late parents used to worship in.

At the event Ndobe graduated from the church youth structures to the next level, joining Amadodana, the adult men’s structure.

The event was attended by senior religious leaders including United Methodist Church of South Africa Bishop Buyisile Mqobongo.

Speaking to Fever after welcoming Ndobe, Mqobongo described his action as an excellent move as politicians need prayers especially in Harry Gwala where the murder of politicians has been rife in the past few months.

“Human values start with the fear of the Lord and we hope politicians will be part of the church as we contribute to moral regeneration. Politicians must know that if they want to lead by example they must lead by the word of God.”

He said as the church they welcome all political leaders and members of political organisations.

“I so wish politicians played a role in the church and because of the decaying of human morals in society I believe they would stop killing each other,” said Mqobongo.

Ndobe said he will ensure he continues to play a meaningful role in the church by restoring moral regeneration.

“I will make sure poverty and unemployment are curbed and our people have shelter to triumph in spiritually.”

He said he believed if politicians played a part in churches, they would also play a vital role in making a difference in promoting values in society.

LAST Sunday at a service at Koki rural village in Umzimkhulu the United Methodist Church of South Africa congregation described Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor and KZN Provincial Deputy ANC Secretary Mluleki Ndobe as “a good leader and a motivator, not by power, but by compassion, which is rare among politicians”.

Ndobe and his wife Nobuhle attended the service as a part of welcoming him back to the church his late parents used to worship in.

Ndobe also graduated from the church youth structures to the next level, joining Amadodana, the adult men’s structure.

The event was also attended by senior religious leaders including United Methodist Church of South Africa Bishop Buyisile Mqobongo.

Speaking to Fever after welcoming Ndobe, Mqobongo described his action as excellent move as politicians need prayers especially in Harry Gwala where the murder of politicians has been rife in the past few months.

“Human values start with the fear of Lord and we hope politicians will be part of the church as we contribute to moral regeneration. Politicians must know that if they want to lead by example they must lead by the word of God,” said the bishop.

He said as the church they welcome all political leaders and members of different political organisations.

“I so wish politicians played a role in the church and because of the decaying of human morals in society I believe they would stop killing each other,” said Mqobongo.

Ndobe said he will ensure he continues to play a meaningful role in the church by contributing to restore moral regeneration.

“I will make sure poverty and unemployment are curbed and our people have shelter to triumph spiritually,” said Ndobe.

He said he believed if politicians played a part in churches, they would also play a vital role in making a difference in promoting values in society.

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