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.
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.