Unholy row at bishops’ ordinations

Hendrick Mphande

TEMPERS flared when a section of a Port Elizabeth church opposed to the ordination of a bishop who is facing rape charges stormed into the building and disrupted the service in KwaDwesi yesterday.

The reverends Luthando Zondi and Fezile Koliti were officially ordained as bishops of The Church of Umzi WaseTopiya (Traditional Rite) AF Mabope parish in KwaDwesi – which is affiliated to the Anglican Independent Communion. Koliti has a parish in Motherwell but the ordination took place in KwaDwesi.

Zondi, a teacher in Jansenville, is out on R500 bail following his arrest on October 29. He is due back in the Jansenville Magistrate’s Court on December 11.


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