Beware of the devil - Zulu King

2013-03-17 22:42
King Goodwill Zwelithini (Picture: AFP)

King Goodwill Zwelithini (Picture: AFP)

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Johannesburg - Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on Sunday warned his followers about devil worshippers and their "evil tricks".

He warned residents of Mkhanyakude, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, about Satanism, which he said had spread across the country, according to notes taken by KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance department spokesperson Mandla Mkhize.

Zwelithini was speaking at the installation ceremony of iNkosi Thokozani Mbusowesizwe Gumede, at Sqalakatha, in Mkhanyakude.

He encouraged prayer and culture to fight the evil spirits which drove people to hostile behaviour.

"Our forefathers never new knew Jesus but had cultural beliefs and teachings that were very close to his. I'm where I am because of your prayers," he said.

KwaZulu-Natal economic development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu advised Gumede not to have friends in his leadership and to treat his people equally and with respect, according to Mkhize.

He also highlighted the importance of traditional ceremonies, which were a catalyst in community-building.

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