Clergy prays for ‘the chosen one’

2016-02-11 06:00
 Above:Marius and Philida during the service. Below: Apostle Musa Joshua Mohlala and Reverend Nkomfa Mkabile listen on as Marius responds to the prayer session.

Above:Marius and Philida during the service. Below: Apostle Musa Joshua Mohlala and Reverend Nkomfa Mkabile listen on as Marius responds to the prayer session.

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Church leaders and hundreds of congregants summoned the might of God to help the suspended Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman during a sermon held at Shekinah Healing Ministries at Old Crossroads Hall on Sunday.

Hosted by the charismatic Apostle Musa Joshua Mohlala and Reverend Nkomfa Mkabile, the service called on God to protect Fransman and his family from the “evil forces that are hellbent” on destroying him.

Reverend Mkabile told the hyped up congregants that “prayers” would help Fransman because he was a chosen leader.

“God we ask you to protect him from the devil and his agents,” said Mkabile.

The service was organised by a support group on Facebook called “Friends of Marius Fransman”.

Fransman arrived at the church with his wife Philida, his two children, his mom and dozens of relatives.

The service comes just days after he was asked to “step aside” from his post following allegations that he sexually harassed a 20-year-old woman who travelled with him to the ANC’s birthday celebrations last month.

Fransman and his wife were called to the altar, where Apostle Musa Joshua Mohlala and Reverend Mkabile began praying.

The couple kneeled while the congregation was asked to stretch their arms out to them.

Reverend Mkabile said: “The Bible says we must pray for those in leadership and not judge you.”

Mkabile then asked God to revive Fransman’s leadership.

“We pray for the chosen one. Father, open the doors in the time of confusion, there are lies going around and we pray for justice to prevail. Father, we claim his position back.”

Fransman told the congregation their prayers came at the perfect time.

“In the past few weeks, a project which was led to get me down has failed. I want to say thank you to the Apostle while I have been feeling hurt and in pain,” says Fransman.

Cape Minstrels boss Richard Stemmet brought his band, Young Guiding Stars, to play at the service.

ANC Western Cape spokesman Yonela Diko said there’s nothing wrong with people supporting Fransman.

“The ANC processes to look into Fransman’s case are underway and we know the ANC will deal with the matter fairly and satis factorily.”

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