Flock won’t desert Cllr, yet

2018-07-12 06:01
Members of The First Non-Racial Church of Christ in Zion flanked the church founder and president of the church, Monde Nqulwana (blue shirt), who is also current ward councillor of ward 88, in their church in RR informal settlement, Site B.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

Members of The First Non-Racial Church of Christ in Zion flanked the church founder and president of the church, Monde Nqulwana (blue shirt), who is also current ward councillor of ward 88, in their church in RR informal settlement, Site B.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

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Some say politics and religion do not mix.

Not so for the followers of The First Non-Racial Church of Christ in Zion at RR Section in Site B, which was apparently founded by politician and ward 88 councillor Monde Nqulwana.

The members say political challenges notwithstanding, the remain fully behind their church leader.

This after his shack was vandalized and some of his belongings burned during a service delivery protest last in June.

Enraged residents were demanding the installation of electricity in the area.

Monde Nqulwana, together with his family, has been in hiding for their own safety.

Last Sunday City Vision visited the church and spoke to Archbishop Mbulelo Mncedani who said they were saddened by the reaction of the community to their leader.

“When I heard that the community vandalised his shack, I was very disturbed. I came here the following day and assisted him to collect some of his belongings. As church members, we bought him some groceries as he had nothing left,” said Mncedani­.

He confirmed that the church is not the same since the incident happened.

“Some of the congregants are still yet to be seen after the incident. We thinking maybe they don’t have courage to see him now. But we told ourselves that we will support him no matter what happened. Our plan now is to sew for him other church robes because he lost most of his belongings including church clothes,” said Mncedani.

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