The KwaZulu-Natal government has assembled a team of MEC’s to mediate between the two factions of the embattled Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church.
Just my own opinion on how the Nazareth Baptist Church litigation matter was won in the winner-takes-all Shembe vs Shembe in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, writes Vusi Khumalo.
The Thembezinhle faction of the Nazareth Baptist Church at Inanda, north of Durban, has sought to clarify Saturday’s brawl where a delegation from the sheriff of the court was prevented from entering the Ebuhleni church premises to serve court papers ordering the Ebuhleni faction to vacate the area.
The Thembezinhle faction of the Nazareth Baptist Church has welcomed the ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein which declared the late Vela Shembe as the legitimate leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church.
The protracted legal battle for the ownership of the Shembe church is set to be argued in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
The majority judgment in the Nazareth Baptist Church leadership battle has ruled in favour of Vela Shembe as the rightful leader of the congregation.
Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Isaac Madondo is expected to conclude his judgment to announce the rightful leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church.
The battle for the control of the Nazareth Baptist Church is back in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court is expected to make a ruling on Wednesday on whether it will uphold a judgment by Durban High Court Judge Achmed Jappie in the Shembe leadership matter.
Thousands of Nazareth Baptist Church members also known as Shembe church have started their annual pilgrimage to Mount Nhlangakazi in Inanda north of Durban.