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Zuma contributes to Zulu bible translation

2014-01-06 11:49

Durban - The Jacob Zuma Foundation has teamed up with the Roman Catholic Church to translate the original Greek and Hebrew bible to IsiZulu, The Mercury reported on Monday.

The project was expected to take at least three years to ensure accuracy and no omissions as happened when it was translated from English.

President Jacob Zuma donated R500 000 on Sunday on behalf of the foundation. The project would be headed by Bishop Mlungisi Dlungwane of Mariannhill in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma applauded the 32 people who would undertake the task, saying it would change people's lives, the paper reported.

"The bible is a holy book. That is why believers should get the gist of it as it is, and it needs to be translated properly," Zuma was quoted as saying.

"Zulu should not climb on top of other languages, but what is written should be translated directly from that language into Zulu."

He encouraged business people to contribute to the project.

Comments
  • Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 11:52

    Well done President Zuma, in your leadership we will continue to trust. Our trust will be displayed by the overwhelming majority during 2014 elections

      Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-06 12:09

      Speak for yourself Simon..

      MastersVoice - 2014-01-06 12:14

      Simon - please do not blame any of our current problems on Apartheid, colonialist rule or Whites - you are the reason South Africa is in such a mess today! All those idiots that think Zuma or any of his cronies can be trusted have done more damage to this country's future than they can ever imagine.

      Japie JJ du Toit - 2014-01-06 12:17

      huh ? just where the heck did the 500k came from. How come the The Jacob Zuma Foundation got so much moola. Don't get me wrong - I am all for Bible translation, so that the word of God, can be spread amongst the million's. Wonder if jz will be mention in the word?. Wow 32 people to translate and a 3 year project - nice contribution towards job creation.

      Nico van der Westhuizen - 2014-01-06 12:20

      NOTHING MORE THAN AN ELECTION TRICK.......HAHAHAHAHAHA!111

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 12:22

      We the majority who will vote ANC just like some of us did in Tlokwe to unseat the old GOGO who tried to hijack the will of the majority.

      Fussed Anderson - 2014-01-06 12:24

      But is has been done already. Why reinvent the wheel

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 12:25

      If Elections were won on news24, IOL, M&G and etc. DA will have won 2 third majority. However we have already started to inform our people to do it for Mandela by voting ANC. Yes we are using Mandela as he was one of our PRESIDENT as we will use TAMBO and Chief Albert Lithuli.

      Jeremy Forbes - 2014-01-06 12:27

      No 1 is going to have problems translating, 'thou must not steal'. Or perhaps he could translate it, 'let your friends do the stealing instead' then pass it onto you.

      Eric Moneyvalu - 2014-01-06 12:33

      This wont guarantee you a place in heaven. The bible says "Your works are as filthy rags"

      Phungo Lesley Raphalalani - 2014-01-06 12:43

      Stupid mapupu!

      Jason Marriott - 2014-01-06 12:51

      Really !!! Japie the old south african flag what an IDIOT!

      Eric Moneyvalu - 2014-01-06 12:57

      @Simon. If Zuma belives in the bible it says that you shall not worship anyother God besides me , that includes ancestors.And only Jesus will Govern . Anc's got no chance up there.

      Angela Salloway - 2014-01-06 12:58

      Simon, his leadership, all he has done since being president is embarrass this country with all of his scandals, and don't forget he will still face court once he is no longer president for hi involvment in the arms deal. Roll on 2014 when ANC will not have the magority to push it's weight about anymore. As for translating the bible I hope he leaves it to literary people to do.

      Andre Van Deventer - 2014-01-06 12:58

      Simon, Zuma's b@llsh$t is baffling your brains as well. The Bible is against polygamy, abortion, fornication, theft and other sins. The Bible also forbids ancestor worshiping as well. All in all, this donation does not make Jacob Zuma a saint, or as Christian, for that matter!

      Eterni80 - 2014-01-06 13:03

      he wants a few of the ten commandments 'changed' Simon Simon Simon - are you really that stupid - or are you related to your hero ? zuma wouldn't know how to lead if he was on fire, on a boat, in the middle of the sea..

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 13:08

      Only the wise people vote for the ANC because they understand that it can be trusted. Foolish people will vote for other parties which cannot be trusted. Anyway the wise and the foolish have equal rights in a democracy

      Lisa Rhodes Adam - 2014-01-06 13:13

      Good, then IF he can read let him start with the 10 commandments

      Iszi Doe - 2014-01-06 13:17

      Simon: Voting ANC does not make you wise. Your blinded naivety is sickening. If you look at a normal distribution the majority IS stupid.

      Tertia Moller - 2014-01-06 13:23

      ....the eternal sunshine of the village idiot...spring to mind.

      DerekMain - 2014-01-06 13:25

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Phansi cANCer, phansi!!!

      Wayne Davies931 - 2014-01-06 13:39

      Jeepers, the Klu Klux Klan are embracing all types it seems.

      Mukosi Tshiambara - 2014-01-06 13:48

      With all respect to freedom of speech. News24, I think it’s time to change. Some news headlines such as this one don’t need readers to comments at all. I think it’s time for you to choose which news headlines need reader’s comments and which one doesn’t need reader’s comments. Some readers are here to criticize/destroy not to build.

      Scouter Four-One - 2014-01-06 13:50

      I do hope that our less than august President is familiar with Deuteronomy Chapter 17 verse 17? Just saying, as a bit of a Bible student myself ....

      Ndoda Ndelu - 2014-01-06 14:05

      Dankie Simon batshele boy...mina ngihamba nawe...

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-06 14:16

      Blasphemy...

      Stuart Ahlschlager - 2014-01-06 14:27

      Boet, wake up and smell the roses. This is all in the name of an election boo. Will never be his own hard earned cash. st. Zuma does not care a hoot about religion and I can guarantee he is using corruption funds to pay for this. Time the people of SA vote him out.

      Adrian Bruwer - 2014-01-06 14:29

      I don't understand this. The Bible is already translated into Zulu. I bought one in the early 90s already. Why translate it again. A waste of money. Or will the 10 commandments be slightly adjusted to 8 or 9?

      Ryan Bradfield - 2014-01-06 15:19

      I think simple simon is a troll

      Travis Vermaak - 2014-01-06 15:59

      @Jamba It has been established that Zuma barely reads at all.

      reality - 2014-01-06 16:31

      @Eric. If Zuma belives in the bible it says that you shall not worship anyother God besides me. You've got it all wrong. The new translations in the Gospel of Winnie specifically states and I quote... Winnie 3:4 "You shall have no other god except Zuma." It can be no cleared than that

      Paul Ryan - 2014-01-06 16:54

      And on the 4th day god built a security upgrade with a fire safety pool that had steps leading into the pool for swimming. "No hoses" god said, you must use buckets and throw water over a fire.

      Raoul Duke - 2014-01-06 17:36

      I would not be surprised if he has the "forefathers" written into the bible as well.

      Alex Savage - 2014-01-06 18:30

      Be serious, or is this Zuma writing this comment

      Johan Theron - 2014-01-07 06:07

      You are using two words with regard to Zuma that I will never use! Leadership and Trust.He is a leader in spending money and you can "trust " him, because he even lies to Parliament!

      John Block - 2014-01-07 10:22

      Translating like Rome's Constantinople, yet Rome fell..

      Bob Saint Smith - 2014-01-07 21:05

      I'm certain that Zuma paid the R500 000.00 as a bribe for the scripture portion "thou shalt not steal" to be changed to "thou shalt steal." hey hey hey hey eish!!!!!

      Chilli Stephenson - 2014-01-08 09:39

      Deuteronomy 17:17-20(NLT) 17 The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the Lord. And he must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself. 18 “When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy for himself this body of instruction on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests. 19 He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the Lord his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees. 20 This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel.

      Ernica Stanford - 2014-01-08 10:23

      Election time and he starts running to the churches again. He's found he has already blown his chances of emulating Madiba and can't fool the people there any more. The last time he needed voters he ran to Rhema. And it's probably taxpayers money any way. The only foundation there is the Zupta foundation.

      Du Toit Grobler - 2015-01-03 17:58

      Zuma, is geld vir 'n Bybelvertaling soort van 'n omkoopgeskenk?

      Du Toit Grobler - 2015-01-03 17:59

      Hoe is dit moontlik dat kommentaar op hierdie berig nog oop is?

  • ancbasher - 2014-01-06 11:53

    Can we get an Audit Report on this Jacob Zuma Foundation please.

      ancbasher - 2014-01-06 12:57

      Mzilikazi Zuma, would you contribute to a foundation if you do not have access (through an auditor's report) to the state of its finances? I know I wouldn't...

      MastersVoice - 2014-01-06 15:25

      Mzi - you make a good point. It should be investigated rather than audited, because there is a strong suspicion it is using tax-payers money illegally. You know, much like Nkandla and the whole Zuma fortune. Yours included, it would seem. I think all Zumas belong in prison for fraud and theft. Ironic that the money is to be spent on translating the Bible into Zulu! I can just see it now: "Thou shall not steal unless thou are a Zuma"...

      Mike Heyns - 2014-01-06 16:41

      He probably insisted that they only translate the portion of Judas Iscariot with the money! Then it makes sense!

  • Hemlock - 2014-01-06 11:53

    Oh lordy......there go the 10 Commandments. It will be translated as Thou shalt steal, thou shalt covert thy neighbours wife etc, etc.....

      Bryan McCloy - 2014-01-06 12:08

      That is exactly what happened to the first print of the King James bible & how I would love to get hold of one of those but they distroyed them all

      Sipho Gift - 2014-01-06 12:09

      Seconded he's mission is 2 change ten commandments 2 cover his dirty tracks,nw he has gone 2 far God will rebuke him 4 us as nation

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 12:32

      Zuma is working for the people who vote him to power. Your critisism does not even a drop in the ocean of Zuma's experience

      Luke Weyers - 2014-01-06 12:44

      Simon, how is wasting money on translating the bible into Zulu going to help feed the poor, alleviate crime, or prevent government corruption? All these problems are more important RIGHT NOW than bible translation. Please inform me.

      Iszi Doe - 2014-01-06 13:18

      Mzilikazi: BooOOoOOOoOOOooma BOoOOOOooOO ZANC BooOOOooOOOO Zuma

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-06 13:32

      OMG, now the Bible will be ''out 0f context'' !!!

      Renier Du Preez - 2015-01-06 08:54

      Next to be our currency. In Zuma we trust!

  • Ria Cook - 2014-01-06 11:56

    I'm sure he can afford it seeing that he doesn't pay for things like a bond, food, transport, communication, etc. etc.

  • ancbasher - 2014-01-06 11:57

    In the picture that accompanies the article, the Bishop is actually fitting a new showerhead...

      Hemlock - 2014-01-06 11:58

      hahahahahaha........excellent. Thanks for the laugh!

      Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-06 12:06

      Hahaha! Briliant... Let's hope it sprays holy water

      Hemlock - 2014-01-06 12:16

      @Grace......personally I'm hoping it's sprays pepper spray!

      Jeremy Forbes - 2014-01-06 12:31

      In the Christian tradition, water washes the guilty clean, it is going to be a very long shower.

  • Eish Wena - 2014-01-06 12:00

    What does shower head know about the Bible, firstly he breaks all the commandments and now he wants to translate it...what a joke. This man has only a standard six for goodness sake, what contribution can he give....maybe steal the language....LOL!!!

  • ancbasher - 2014-01-06 12:02

    JZ should get the fake interpreter at the Mandela Memorial to do the translation! That would be hilarious!

  • Japie JJ du Toit - 2014-01-06 12:02

    huh ? just where the heck did the 500k came from. How come the The Jacob Zuma Foundation got so much moola. Don't get me wrong - I am all for Bible translation, so that the word of God, can be spread amongst the million's. Wonder if jz will be mention in the word?. Wow 32 people to translate and a 3 year project - nice contribution towards job creation.

      Al Cargen - 2014-01-06 12:33

      He had to give money, since everyone knows he can't read!!

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 13:37

      Japie is missing Apertheid. Shame

      reality - 2014-01-06 13:49

      The bible also says "Give and the taxpayer shall give back to you".

      reality - 2014-01-06 13:50

      Zuma is blessed because the taxpayer pays his accounts

      MastersVoice - 2014-01-06 15:30

      Zuma's blessings come not from giving, but from taking. The bible also warns against false prophets and the anti-Christ.

      reality - 2014-01-06 16:01

      > Zuma's blessings come not from giving, but from taking. You are wrong. The state willing gave him the R 206 million. He did not walk into the treasury and took the money. They willingly handed it over.

      MastersVoice - 2014-01-06 16:50

      Zuma took the R200mil. I am convinced he personally ordered the money to be spent. I would also not be surprised if he got some kick-backs. No - Zuma took. It is all he knows.

  • Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-06 12:03

    I am disgusted in the church asking a thieving, corrupt, lying bigamist like Zuma!!! They would have done better asking Satan!

      Mabongi KaGatsheni Swangie - 2014-01-06 12:13

      No one is got a right to judge only God & leave the church out of this deal with ur hatred

      Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-06 12:24

      Mabongi its like asking Sanral's attorneys to represent the public in their fight against e-tolls

      Magda Henning Human - 2014-01-06 12:50

      Mabongi, the Catholic Church is part of the anti christ. Zuma think he is GOD. It is not hatred, it's the truth

      Cardo G Anthony - 2014-01-06 13:21

      Grace,''church'' is a broad term,be careful how bring it out,we dont deny that those part of the church allows it,but not the church as a whole,coz than u include us as well,wherelse our position is,its rubbish what they allow zuma to do...

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-06 13:26

      Satan's Rep in SA

      Alex Liebenberg - 2014-01-06 15:48

      Grace, the RC's take where ever they can. They have that system: If you pay, your sins are forgiven... As you can see, it is the translation of the Roman Catholic Bible. This bible was written way after the Reformation. It was to counter the Reformation in order for them to continue with their lies. The KJV-Bible was translated in Zulu and as far as I know most of all the African languages years ago....

      David Blyth - 2014-01-07 06:51

      @Alex, the New Testament was added to the canon of the Bible by pope Damasus in 385 AD. The KJV was a recent translation after the Douay Reims translation to English. If the KJV differs from the Catholic Bible, it is in error. Your knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church and its doctrine is also poor.

  • Sthembiso Aubrey - 2014-01-06 12:03

    Tank u JZ for supporting the Kingdom of GOD

      MastersVoice - 2014-01-06 12:16

      If you really believe that Zuma is supporting "the Kingdom of GOD", then you are not very clever. He is supporting the Kingdom of Zuma and is hoping dullards like you will vote for him next year...

      truthbetold221 - 2014-01-06 12:52

      The kingdom of God needs no support.

      reality - 2014-01-06 13:51

      Tank u JZ for supporting the anti-christ

      reality - 2014-01-06 16:17

      @Atheitis So compared to god, Zuma is a saint.

      MastersVoice - 2014-01-06 16:52

      Atheitis - God has not murdered a single person. Many people have murdered other people in the name of God though. You have to exist to be able to murder someone.

  • Sipho Gift - 2014-01-06 12:03

    Zuma is a born thug nw he's trying 2 fool us as if he has repented frm his thieving & corrupt lifestyle he's up 2 sumthing mark my words he's name is jacob & it means the deceiver frm the bible

  • Bonginkos Reuben Mabunda - 2014-01-06 12:04

    Jesus Christ of Nazareth

      Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-06 12:10

      Don't you mean Nkandla?

      reality - 2014-01-06 13:52

      Zuma Christ of Nakandla

  • Nomcebo Ngidi - 2014-01-06 12:07

    Ay Pres Zuma why not used that money on writing the new testament of our father Nelson Mandela

      reality - 2014-01-06 16:22

      He is..however he is changing it a bit.. As the originals of the Gospels do not exist anymore there will be 4 new Gospels namely the Gospels of Blade, Winnie, Joemat-Petterson and Shaik

      Mdu Chili - 2014-01-07 08:07

      Kwangafana-ke nawe lokhu maHlomuka

  • Anand Tontpal - 2014-01-06 12:09

    BAD NEWS FOR BIBLE FOLLWERS THE DEPT TO TO HELL VIA THE SHOWER CAP WILL BE MORE --------

  • Tanya Maree - 2014-01-06 12:10

    Sorry to tell you Zuma, you cant buy your way to heaven!

      Simon Ramapuputla - 2014-01-06 12:33

      Did Zuma ask to go to heaven?

      Luke Weyers - 2014-01-06 12:49

      No Simon, but he's conning you for your vote, by doing some contrived 'good' for the 'people'. Translate that into Zulu.

      Tanya Maree - 2014-01-06 12:55

      Simon you are not even worth a reply! No wonder South Africa is in such a mess.

      reality - 2014-01-06 13:53

      You can if you are Zuma Christ

      reality - 2014-01-06 16:23

      Read your bible Tanya. The gospel of Winnie specifically states that he can

      David Blyth - 2014-01-07 06:55

      @Matthew - Your knowledge and understanding of Scripture and the Catholic Church and its doctrine is poor.

  • CALAMITYSA - 2014-01-06 12:13

    6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. 8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

      CALAMITYSA - 2014-01-06 12:15

      "For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

      CALAMITYSA - 2014-01-06 12:21

      "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" Bless you mr Zuma, we all wish for that, and that you may learn to live in the ways of the Lord. South Africa will be a lovely country if we van all live in HIS love.

  • Njabulo Vilakazi - 2014-01-06 12:14

    I though Godly people were given this task.

  • Tshepo Ya Tshepang BaMagoro - 2014-01-06 12:14

    Zuma does not have matric, how the hell can he translate Hebrew to Isizulu?

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-06 14:02

      ''Anything goes''- spin before elections...What this ancestor worshipper has got to do with The Bible anyway?

      Mdu Chili - 2014-01-07 08:23

      @Tshepo, he is not the one that is going to translate the bible. Did you even read the article at all or you want to sound white?

  • Mc Apple - 2014-01-06 12:19

    I find it so offensive that a man like him pulls a stunt like this. You want to see Zuma sweat, let him read the 10 commandments.

      Alex Liebenberg - 2014-01-06 16:30

      Atheitis, you are partly correct. There are 3 different versions in the Afrikaans translations only. Not to say how many there are in all the English translations...

      David Blyth - 2014-01-07 07:06

      @Matthew, the Ten Commandments used by Catholics and the Lutherans differs from that that the Orthodox Churches and the protestant groups use. Both were developed during the period of the early Church fathers and the latter are about a century older and existed over a millenium before the protestant rebellion and reformation. There are no loopholes in either.

  • Elijah - 2014-01-06 12:21

    Thou shall not Nkandla...

  • Craig Drysdale - 2014-01-06 12:23

    I hope he translates "Thou shall not steal".

  • Michael Freeman - 2014-01-06 12:25

    With 4 wives and 2000 children what does Zuma know about the Christian faith

      Peter Beltingser - 2014-01-06 13:25

      Maybe as much as those clergymen who molest, sodomize and rape innocent children.

      Omn Basso - 2014-01-06 14:08

      If we start the conversation with a simple Q : ''What is Blasphemy ?''

      Pete Mears - 2014-01-07 05:51

      'nobody seems to understand the Christian faith'... class act

  • Thembinkosi Matsebula - 2014-01-06 12:27

    Wel done president thats what gud ppl do. Let all those morons without sin cast their stons on u. GOD BLESS U !

      Pete Mears - 2014-01-07 05:50

      since, according to your opinion, gods don't exist you shouldn't be concerning yourself too much with questions like these.

  • Isaac Thokwana - 2014-01-06 12:29

    The man who said the bible brought with it suffering and orphans, Zuma is a hypocrite .

  • emilemyburgh - 2014-01-06 12:31

    What about translating science and other educational materials into Zulu as well?

      Evah Nagel - 2014-01-06 12:34

      thats a good reply because Angie Motshega has no clue what she is doing

  • Themba Wa Ka Mfundzi - 2014-01-06 12:33

    Thuli zuma steal again

  • Peter Van Zyl - 2014-01-06 12:38

    So after "misquoting" the Bible and instructing believers to "obey government" he now realises that he has the power to "translate according to his whims" the bible into the zulu language!! Hold on to your hats - this version will be created to keep his and or force his followers into flat out Legal "bondage"!

      Peter Beltingser - 2014-01-06 13:29

      Oh please. This is true for every single so called translation of the Bible. It is all one big lie anyway.

      Pete Mears - 2014-01-07 07:15

      every time you open your bearded trap you burp up a curse.

  • Penelope Knight - 2014-01-06 12:42

    The bible. Not something I consider holy. To me it's a history book. Showing/telling us. What people believed in the "good old days". Well, the very history book. Predicts about false prophets. Erh. Was this the false prophet the book spoke about? Soon we will in the revelations pages. "The ANC will be the rulers of earth. Until thy kingdom comes". Lmao.

      Skillo Khongolo - 2014-01-06 12:54

      do u believe in Jesus Christ.

      Vincent Letshoenyo - 2014-01-06 13:47

      Penelope, you are just as lost as Zuma...

  • Ian Wainwright - 2014-01-06 12:49

    Thats as bad as emplopying that dim whit sign language dude at Mandela's memorial service. Oh glory! The Bible will never be the same again! LOL

  • Muzi Myeni - 2014-01-06 12:56

    Couldn't he contribute that money to Nkandlaville's firepool? It is cheap stunts like this that discredit JZ.He's the president not a Zulu Monarch, who's the custodian of Zulu language!

  • Lindokuhle Mhlongo - 2014-01-06 12:56

    Amen to that Pastor Msholozi.

  • Hendrik Botha - 2014-01-06 12:58

    Well Done, Spread the word

      Nic Mechanic - 2014-01-06 13:35

      ....spread the spear?. ..hahaha....

  • Skillo Khongolo - 2014-01-06 13:02

    Zuma is stealing again 4rm th poor. 500 000 just for a zulu bible. we want house's not books.

  • Tshepo Sebino - 2014-01-06 13:03

    Would it be fair to say that Jacob Zuma only cares about the zulu culture,considering the fact that he also happens to be a zulu man. But one thing i know is that zulu people are not stupid ,they won't fall for that act since the elections are so very close.

  • Anton Pretorius - 2014-01-06 13:05

    I am a bit confused here. The Bible has already been translated in the Zulu language many years ago. Why this second translation ? Is this maybe an attempt to alter the Word of God ?

      Ntsikelelo X Sululu - 2014-01-06 13:28

      Me 2 I knw that it exists,I'm confused.

      Vincent Letshoenyo - 2014-01-06 13:59

      Apparently the current translation is not accurate as it was translated from English and not from the original languages of the Bible, namely Hebrew and Greek. However, Zuma has more pressing issues to attend to than translating the Bible!

      Grace Andtruth - 2014-01-06 14:03

      Its the Zuma version... Probably with pre and post apartheid books added

      Alex Liebenberg - 2014-01-06 16:37

      Anton, you are right. But this is the Catholic Bible they translate. The Catholics wrote another Bible after the Reformation to "counter" the Reformation... They take whatever they can put their dirty hands on and try to get more people falling for their Syncretism...

      Feik Mc Heither - 2014-01-06 17:25

      You need not be Anton. It's called money laundering. These guys steal lots of monies from the government, spend the cash with church leaders and on top of that goes back to SARS to claim on 'donation to charitable organisations'. Why on hell would a pastor own mansions and lots of luxury cars? The Rhema dude is no exception, this is big business with nothing to loose.

      David Blyth - 2014-01-07 07:14

      @Matthew the Vulgate was translated from Greek to Latin as the latter language was used by the people at that stage. The KJV first edition contained the LXX and the New Testament and was translated from Catholic manuscripts with the help of Erasmus (Catholic) and others. It was however not the first Bible in English since the advent of Gutenburg's printing technology - the first was the Douay-Rheims Bible.

      Motlalepula Matshwe - 2014-01-08 11:43

      Why do we have 8th edition of the English Bible

  • wills24 - 2014-01-06 13:05

    Well he did say that the ANC will stay in power till Jesus comes back to earth. Are they planning on making a few alterations (lost in translation, a mere oversight) to roll those plans out? :p

      Motlalepula Matshwe - 2014-01-08 11:41

      The same reasons why we have 1st up to 7th versions of the English Bibles if not more

  • Denton Estment - 2014-01-06 13:11

    Is Zuma cramming for finals. A corrupt thief like him trying to make believe he is a good Christian???? HaHa.

  • pmalungana - 2014-01-06 13:15

    A new culture has developed , we have a president who wants to promote his own language over others. I have just read that the north west premier also cited security concerns to get a new vehicle . The president and his security cluster have set a dangerous precedent in dealing with Nkandla issue. His preference of the language and religion will further polarize the society. For the record, I have nothing against Zulu or Christianity , just the manner in which the head of state is so insensitive about other groups

  • Warren Phillips - 2014-01-06 13:23

    Another waste of money, rather put it towards paying off your home...

  • Lebza Dikgetsi - 2014-01-06 13:37

    Animal farm

  • Busisiwe Mtsweni - 2014-01-06 13:41

    Come election. Shower head(J Zuma) must get out.

      Halalisani Philani Mahaye - 2014-01-06 14:12

      You stupid. We are behind our leaders ANC will win

  • Hasani P - 2014-01-06 13:41

    Pastor Zuma always creates controversy . Perhaps he is launching his election campaign in a spiritual way

  • Njabulo Manyoni - 2014-01-06 13:41

    It is sad that people who benefited, benefit and shall continue to benefit from theft, rape, murder, fraud etc. are in this forum throwing stones. I'm not absolving anyone of any wrong doing on the part of the current and apartheid government neither am I claiming not to remember how people were forcibly removed from their land, had their livestock confiscated and forced into subservience or how can I forget how people were forces to strip and be humiliated just to get a passbook in order to look for 'work' in the city, how quickly do we forget how our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers were not so long ago called names worked in kitchens where they were called 'boy' and 'girl' and also the signs that prohibited them to use public facilities were the order of the day. I'm disappointed that I was spat at as a kid for sitting in a 'net blankes' area at the waterfront yet I hold no grudge or hatred towards anyone including the spitting cobra that assaulted me. So in actual fact if there are people who feel so strongly about peace, justice and the newly acquired sense of morality, let them come out confess, repent and return ALL that they received and for keeping quiet whilst other human beings were being subjected to all sorts of abuse and degradation. For the record,I'm just an individual who's tired of double standards. If you live in a glass house, don't throw stones!!! There can NEVER be peace without justice and time will tell.

      Vincent Letshoenyo - 2014-01-06 14:12

      You've got a point there Njabulo, the majority of white critics on this forum are hypocrites. They were silent during apartheid, now they are shouting the loudest.

      Vincent Letshoenyo - 2014-01-06 15:53

      Atheitis, my point exactly - 6 out of 10 is a majority.

      David Blyth - 2014-01-07 07:25

      So Vincent you KNOW that the same sample of people as the voters for the Nats write their comments here? Or are the people who read this paper possibly of a different view?

  • Jay Hull - 2014-01-06 13:45

    That is so blasphemous, now the Usurper is looking for it. Disgusting, the Catholic Church should ban him, I bet you he think a Hail Mary is a non alcoholic version of a Bloody Mary.

  • Clemond Malatji - 2014-01-06 13:48

    zuma himself should be applauded for his efforts, it is most impressive he seeks translation from source files,instead of a further english translation...impressive

  • Gemima Cricket - 2014-01-06 13:50

    Born and raised to staunch Catholic family. Now that they have decided to associate themselves with criminals and frauds bye bye catholic church. Was under the impression they associated themselves with the poor and down trodden not those stealing FROM the poor and down trodden.

      Gemima Cricket - 2014-01-06 13:54

      And just to add maybe they The Catholic Church should do an ANC visual bible translation with the ANC sign language interpreters. It could come out as Lord of The Rings or Star Trek

  • Emily Danvers - 2014-01-06 14:00

    What a chop

  • Ofentse Paballo - 2014-01-06 14:03

    I m sure is his way of begging God 2 win this election, if he loses he will b saying God doesn't exist

  • Jutice Forall - 2014-01-06 14:16

    Signpost outside Nkandla: "Baptisms by Fire this Sunday at the Fire Pool. Free Fire Water and Brimstone included. Bring own extinguisher"

  • Mzascos Mzasco - 2014-01-06 14:24

    I can't wait for Zapiro's comments. Lots of fun!!!!