ZCC Exposed Archive

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ZCC Exposed

If you are wondering what’s going on; since 2011 I have hosted my “ZCC Exposed!” article on this same URL. However, I have had to change it name since I have made this new sub-page. Why did I make the subpage? In preparation for some new material which will warrant it…

While Driving To Moria… (While driving to Moria, maybe you should read this!)

Who Was Engenas Lekganyane?

Zion Christian Church – EXPOSED! (The original article, but the name had to change to make way for this main page)

ZCC Exposed Series By Sizwe Amos Mkhatywa (SAM):
Part 1 – Dedicatory
Part 2 – Formed Out Of Falsehood
Part 3 – Polygamy & Not So New After All
Part 4 – Benevolent Badge
Part 5 – Ridiculous Rituals
Part 6 – Not So Kosher
Part 7 – ZCC Arsenal
Part 8 – ZCC Brotherhood
Part 9 – ZCC the Yin-Yangers
Part 10 – Heavy Heaps
Part 11 – The Pilgrimage
Part 12 – The Road To Rome

The full version is also available for downloading on PDF here (7mb).
3 September 2015 COMING SOON! And exclusive to this website. Sizwe Amos Mkhatywa’s SEQUEL to his awesome “ZCC Exposed”. I’ve just received it – it’s 89 pages long. It will take me a few weeks to upload it into split-up pages due to various issues (from Telkom pain to personal commitments). But it’s coming…
4 September 2015 – Sizwe’s sequel “ZCC Exposed 2” available for download here! (4MB, PDF)

Therismos Kairos Mission – They have lots of detailed information (click here)

Youtube Videos
– Courtesy of Christ Movement SA Exposer on Youtube. I used to include the individual links, but the brother’s now got loads of ZCC Videos.

23 October 2014
: News article – ZCC Bishop’s Nephew Parties Up A Storm – R186,000


24 June 2012 Mercy
22 September 2012 Mokgadi
17 December 2012Margaret
5 March 2013External
27 December 2015Bongani

While Driving To Moria… (While driving to Moria, maybe you should read this!)

Who Was Engenas Lekganyane?

Zion Christian Church – EXPOSED! (The original article, but the name had to change to make way for this main page)

ZCC Exposed Series By Sizwe Amos Mkhatywa (SAM):

Part 1 – Dedicatory
Part 2 – Formed Out Of Falsehood
Part 3 – Polygamy & Not So New After All
Part 4 – Benevolent Badge
Part 5 – Ridiculous Rituals
Part 6 – Not So Kosher
Part 7 – ZCC Arsenal
Part 8 – ZCC Brotherhood
Part 9 – ZCC the Yin-Yangers
Part 10 – Heavy Heaps
Part 11 – The Pilgrimage
Part 12 – The Road To Rome

The full version is also available for downloading on PDF here (7mb).

3 September 2015 COMING SOON! And exclusive to this website. Sizwe Amos Mkhatywa’s SEQUEL to his awesome “ZCC Exposed”. I’ve just received it – it’s 89 pages long. It will take me a few weeks to upload it into split-up pages due to various issues (from Telkom pain to personal commitments). But it’s coming…
4 September 2015 – Sizwe’s sequel “ZCC Exposed 2” available for download here! (4MB, PDF)

Therismos Kairos Mission – They have lots of detailed information (click here)

Youtube Videos
– Courtesy of Christ Movement SA Exposer on Youtube. I used to include the individual links, but the brother’s now got loads of ZCC Videos.

23 October 2014
: News article – ZCC Bishop’s Nephew Parties Up A Storm – R186,000


24 June 2012 Mercy
22 September 2012 Mokgadi
17 December 2012Margaret
5 March 2013External
27 December 2015Bongani

While Driving To Moria

Welcome to my site! It is almost time for Easter, and here in South Africa this means a massive pilgrimage by many followers of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) to Moria, in Polokwane (aka Pietersburg). Hundreds of thousands of people will be there. As you are reading this, maybe you are planning to make this trip. Maybe you are on the road to Moria already, as you are reading this.

And it is good to celebrate Easter. But why do we celebrate Easter? Well, Easter is a very old English word for Passover. But after the death of Jesus Christ, Jesus IS our Passover. It is Him, and only Him, whom we should honour. There are some other holidays and rituals, such as Lent, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday – none of these are Christian, but are Catholic. But Easter Sunday – also known as Resurrection Sunday – is correct to celebrate.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

But, dear ZCC members, should you be going to Moria for Easter? Or indeed, should you ever go there? Are you pleasing God by being in the ZCC, let alone going to Moria?

Strange Fire Before The Lord

When we pray to God, or worship God, or get teachings from people regarding God, the important thing is to make sure it is correct. We can only know this by checking God’s Word, which is the Bible.

The Bible gave us a very strong example, regarding people who choose to do things differently.

Leviticus 10:1-2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

So there, two men wanted to worship God in their own way. Did God respect this? No, God killed them by fire!

Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Over the years, many people have written to me to say how nasty I am for writing an article exposing the evils of the ZCC. Some have said that they are in the ZCC because it’s an African thing; people favour the ZCC or Shembe because they can stick to ancestor worship and traditions, while claiming to be Christians. Look, God is very particular – HE is God, and there is no other. Jesus is God, and there is no other way to Heaven! Even if somebody claims to worship “God”, or even to worship or respect “Jesus”, but they still pray to ancestors, or give way too much credit unto one man (such as Engenas Lekganyane), then they are NOT following God – they are going after other gods!

Ancestor Worship, Sorcery, Witchcraft

The acts of communicating with the dead, and seeking after familiar spirits – and this happens via “ancestor worship”, or doing certain things “to appease the ancestors” – is extremely evil and wicked! God HATES it! And God hates sorcery! The ZCC claims to offer its members protection from evil, sorcery, superstitions and sickness, through things such as “holy staffs”, “holy tea” (tea ya bophelo or ndhayela), “holy water”, “holy ash”, flags prayed over – all of that IS sorcery. God hates that!

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

“For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD.”

Fake Messiah

Dear reader, the leader of the ZCC today is Engenas Lekganyane. He is considered by followers to be the “Black Messiah”. I know this to be true – I have even seen video evidence of ZCC believers in a stadium, singing how “Jealous Down Ramarumo” is the Messiah. (By the way, another word for Messiah is Christ). Followers are led to believe he has special powers, and mind control. I have had plenty of people write to me, scared – they want to leave the ZCC but they are scared for physical or mental abuse.

Engenas Lekganyane is NOTHING. He is not the Messiah in any way, shape or form. He has no power over you. Look, the Bible warns us that people like this shall come in the last days!

Matthew 24:23-27 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

You are in massive sin for following one man! And that is what he is. One man. He is just a human being, like you and me. He has no special powers, he does not come from God, and he is not God.

1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

1 John 2:22-23 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

You can tell me till you’re blue in the face about Engenas Lekganyane, you can tell me I don’t understand your ways, or the power of the spirits. Yes I do – and behold, the Bible says:

1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Matt, You Are A Racist!

Dear reader, I have lost count of the amount of mails I have received from ZCC members, who do not want to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, accusing me that I am a racist. Why? Because I have a white skin, yet I write to you in the ZCC, in the hope that someone out there gets right with God. At the same time, they say I simply don’t understand the African way, just because I am not a black-skinned African.

Oh, but I do understand! Dear reader, ancestor worship is NOT exclusively an African thing. People in Europe have engaged in ancestor worship for at least 3,000 years. People in Asia have engaged in ancestor worship for thousands of years. Originally I come from the UK, and we had witches, wizards, warlocks, druids, even 1,500 years ago. If you think that seeking familiar spirits, ancestor worship, sorcery and witchcraft are “Proudly South African”, think again!

In fact, it is rather funny when people defend the ZCC because it is so traditionally African. Dear reader, the first Engenas Lekganyane started the ZCC after being strongly influenced by the false witness John G Lake, a white-skinned man from America. Plenty of the ZCC’s core doctrine comes from a white guy from America. Not Africa.

Look, I really don’t care about skin colour – but, though the ZCC formally claims to be non-racial, in my five years of dealing with members I find it’s all about the skin colour with the members. And why would anybody just blindly shout “racist” at someone? Because they know they are wrong, but they have no way to argue it. Really though, I couldn’t care less if people hate me, or want to call me names and make railing accusations against me. Your problem is not with me, it’s with God – I’m just a man who tells you what the Word of God, the Bible, says about things.

But Lekganyane Is Special!

The original Engenas Lekganyane started the ZCC after he “received a vision from God”.

Newsflash – that’s how many other cults were started!

Islam – started by Muhammad after he received “special revelation from an angel”.
Mormonism – started by Joseph Smith after he received “special revelations from angels” (later he changed this to “Jesus”)
Seventh Day Adventists – started by Ellen G White after she received “special revelations from God”.
Christian Science – started by Mary Baker Eddy after she received “special revelations from God”.
St John’s Apostolic Faith Mission – started by Christinah Nku after she received “special revelations from God”.

There is nothing special about him at all; other than that he received his “revelations” from  SATAN. The Bible even speaks of such people, who claim “special revelation” and yet contradict the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

Galatians 1:6-9I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

As I say regarding anybody who knowingly, deliberately, teaches a false gospel – leading many into Hell – “let him be accursed”.

What Does This Mean For Me?

Dear reader, I don’t know you personally. Maybe you were born into the ZCC; maybe you started to follow it for whatever reason; maybe you were told great things about it so you joined.

We are all sinners, and we fall short.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

And all our good deeds mean nothing; they are vanity. There is nothing “good” you can “do” to make things right; because we are guilty of sin!

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

So, now that you know you are guilty of sin before the Lord; what will happen? Well, when you die, God shall cast you into the pit of Hell!

Romans 6:23a –  For the wages of sin is death;

Revelation 20:14-15 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:7-8 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

What Is Hell Like?

Since that’s where you are going by following Lekganyane and practicing ancestor worship, sorcery, witchcraft and seeking after familiar spirits, you should at least know where you are going. One moment you are alive; and then you die. Once you have drawn your last breath on earth and close your eyes in death, when you open them you shall be in Hell.

Luke 16:22-31 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

The Bible gave us this account, so that you may know what Hell is like. It also shows you that your ancestors are either in Heaven or in Hell. If they did not believe, they are in everlasting Hellfire. They do not want you to sacrifice bulls to them, or to call upon them, or whatever you choose to do in their name – they are in torment, they are in pain, and all they care about regarding you is that you GET SAVED, they don’t want you to join them!

Hell is horrible, and at the end it shall be cast into the Lake of Fire. Hell is no joke. The Bible speaks of the everlasting fire and brimstone. Hey, if you are having a braai this Easter weekend, just look at your shisa nyama; look at how that fire is burning, look how that meat burns, and just know this – that shall be how your soul burns and fries – forever!!!

And when will that happen? Fifty years from now? Or even today? You can be on your way, driving to Moria on the N1 North, and get killed in a car crash now. You can suffer a heart attack tonight and die.

Oh No!!! What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Thankfully, God does not want you to burn in everlasting Hellfire.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

He wants you to join Him in Heaven one day. So God entered His creation, manifest in the flesh, and that was Jesus Christ. Jesus was God in the flesh, without sin, yet killed upon the cross – the one sacrifice for all of us; to pay for all our sins. When He died on that cross, He went into Hell for three days and three nights, yet rose up – resurrected. When Barnabas and Engenas Lekganyane die, their bodies will go into a grave with a gravestone above them; but not Jesus, for He is risen!

Romans 5:6-9 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

So how do you escape the wrath of God in everlasting Hellfire? BELIEVE!

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Romans 10:9-13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 16:30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

The ZCC is leading you into Hell. Lekganyane is leading you into Hell. “Being good” is leading you into Hell. Dear reader, if you haven’t yet believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as 100% the only way to Heaven, do it today. Do it right now. Jesus Christ, and only Jesus Christ, is the way into Heaven!

Do it! And, if indeed you are currently driving to Moria right now – stop the car! Take the first turn-off and drive back home! If you’re in a taxi, get out and get another one home! 

John 3:16 In Your Language…

Ndebele Ñoba umLimu wa u tands kangaka umhlaba wa za wa niga inDodana yake e zelwe yodwa, uguba bonke aba kolwa guyo ba ña bubi kodwa ba be logusila oguñapeliyo.

Pedi Gobane Modimo o ratile lefase gakaakaa, a ba a le nea Morwa wa gagwe e a tswetšwego a nnoši, gore mang le mang e a mo dumetšego a se ke a lahlega, a be le bophelo bjo bo sa felego.

Sesotho Hobane Modimo o ratile lefatshe hakalo, o bile wa le nea Mora wa wona ya tswetsweng a nnotshi; hore e mong le e mong ya dumelang ho yena, a se ke a timela, a mpe a be le bophelo bo sa feleng.

SiSwati Nkulunkulu walitsandza live kakhulu kangangekutsi wadzimate wanikela ngeNdvodzana yakhe lekukuphela kwayo, kuze kutsi nome ngubani lokholwa ngiyo angabhubhi, kodvwa abe nekuphila lokuphakadze.

Tsonga Hikuva Xikwembu xi rhandzile misava swonghasi, xi ko xi nyika N’wana wa xona la nga un’we, leswaku un’wana ni un’wana la pfumelaka ka yena, a nga lovi, kambe a va ni vutomi lebyi nga heriki.

Tswana Gonne Modimo o ratile lefatshe mo go kalo, mo o bileng wa le neela Morwaa-ona yo o tsetsweng a le esi, gore mongwe le mongwe yo o dumelang mo go ene a se ka a latlhega, mme a nne le bophelo jo bo sa khutleng.

Venda Mudzimu o funa shango zwingafha-ngafha, a vhuya a n+̭ekedza Murwa wawe mu-bebwa-eṱhe, uri vhoṱhe vha mu tendaho, vha si lovhe, tshavho hu vhe u tshila tshoṱhe.

Xhosa Kuba wenjenje uThixo ukulithanda kwakhe ihlabathi, ude wancama uNyana wakhe okuphela kwamzeleyo, ukuze bonke abakholwayo kuye bangatshabalali, koko babe nobomi obungunaphakade.

Zulu Ngoba uNkulunkulu wa wu tanda umhlaba kangaka, ngangoba wa pa ngeNdodana yake ayizalayo e yodwa, ukuba bonke abakolwa iyo ba nga bubi, ba be nokupila oḳumiyo njalo.

Shona Naizvozvo Mwari akadisa pasi kwazvo, saka akapa Mwana wake mumwe chete akaberekwa achingova oga, kuti ani naani anodavira kwaari rege kufa, asi kuti ave noupenyu husingagumi.

Who Was Engenas Lekganyane

Here we have a very detailed, and very well researched article by Barry Morton; it reveals about the life of Engenas Lekganyane, founder of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) – which is the largest church in South Africa, though sadly it’s not Christian as its name suggests; rather, a church full of idolatry, ancestor worship and witchcraft. Barry very kindly asked me to publish this on the site.

Barry Morton
Research Fellow, UNISA
January 2014

Who Was Engenas Lekganyane?

Although he is perhaps the most important figure in southern African religious history, we know very little about Engenas Lekganyane—the founder of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC). He personally left very few records before his death in 1948. Meanwhile, the members of the ZCC did not write down any of his sermons or teachings, and nor did any of them leave written reminiscences about him. Government officials did not consider him worth monitoring, and there are no in-depth government documents about the ZCC until 1959. In short, there is very little information about Lekganyane other than the institutionalized memory of the ZCC.

Much of Lekganyane’s life is shrouded in legend, falsehoods, and misconceptions. And because the ZCC has systematically kept researchers away from its churches and properties, solid information has been hard to obtain. I believe that this paper lays out, for the first time, exactly where Lekganyane came from.

I. Legkanyane’s Early Life

The ZCC Version

Engenas Lekganyane always maintained he was born in Thabakgone in the Limpopo Province, and that his family were members of the Mamabolo. His parents were Barnabas Metseleng Lekganyane and Sefora Raphela (about whom nothing is ever mentioned), and the only relative of his who is ever discussed is his maternal grandfather Marobothata Raphela—usually called “a famous witchdoctor.”[1] He is said to have been born between 1880 and 1885, eventually attending “Matlhantlhe School” in the Mamabolo location, where he completed three years of primary school.[2] According to his legend he was first converted to Christianity as a teenager, and was baptized into “the free Church of Scotland.”[3] Later on, after finishing school, he moved to the Rand and was converted to Zionism.

A Version Based on Historical Sources

Engenas Lekganyane’s biography consciously leaves out one very major detail—that he was from a family of mission station Christians. Lekganyane was born on a mission station to a family of Christian converts, and one of his close relatives was responsible for introducing Christianity to his society.

Lekganyane’s family were apparently of “Swazi” descent, and his forbears joined the small Mamabolo chieftaincy during the upheavals of the Difaqane. [4] Documentation on the Mamabolo and on the Lekganyanes begins in 1879, following the conversion to Christianity of Lekganyane’s uncle, Kamilo (“Kameel”) Raphela, in Port Elizabeth while he was engaged in migrant labor there.[5] At this time, Raphela came to the attention of Carl Knothe, a Berlin Missionary Society missionary, who was seeking to start a new mission station in the aftermath of the British annexation of Pediland in 1877. Although Mankoeng initially opposed the Christians among the Mamabolo, he eventually allowed Knothe to found a mission station at Mphome, adjacent to his own settlement, in 1880. The Transvaal government allotted the Berlin Mission a farm in the area next to the Mamabolo settlement.[6] Mphome was to grow quickly as a mission station in the 1880s under Knothe’s direction, and its school soon began a program to train African evangelists.

Mphome, located in Haenertsberg, was where Engenas Lekganyane was born (not Thabakgone), and where most of his relatives became Christians. In the early 1880s Kamilo Raphela was the most prominent African evangelist at Mphome, where he also received formal training from Knothe. The numbers of Mamabolo Christians grew fairly swiftly, and they appear to have been converted chiefly through African evangelists such as Raphela. In 1886 there were a mere forty-two converts at Mphome, but by the late 1880s the mission school had almost two hundred children, some three hundred communicants, and one hundred and fifty catechumens. These numbers grew rapidly through the early 1890s. Baptisms were performed by the hundreds, with some 1350 recorded by 1896 when environmental and political catastrophes began to affect daily life.[7] Based on available statistics roughly a quarter of the Mamabolo were baptized, with about a fifth of them residing close to the mission.

Lekganyane’s mother, Sefora Raphela, was the niece of Kamilo Raphela, although her father apparently remained a staunchly pagan “witchdoctor”. Her Christian name, along with her marriage to Barnabas Lekganyane, suggests strongly that she was a convert to Lutheranism.  The Lekganyanes are not mentioned in the Lutheran records as being prominent members of the Christian community. However, Barnabas and his four siblings all had Christian names, clearly indicating that their conversion to Lutheranism. Further research, though, is needed to determine their involvement in church affairs.[8]

Engenas’s birthday is commonly ascribed to 1880-85, although 1885-90 is likely to be more accurate. Whatever the birthdate, it is entirely reasonable to believe that he was baptized as a Lutheran as a child by his parents. He did not attend the Lutheran primary school, though, probably because he was too young to have done so before the troubles of the mid-1890s. The name Engenas, or Ignatius, was a very uncommon one. It is possible that Engenas took his name from one Engenas Mavokela, a Lutheran convert at the Ga-Matlala Mission Station (where Kamilo Raphela was based for a while before moving to the Mphome mission in 1879).[9]

By 1896 the Mamabolo chieftaincy was predominantly a Lutheran community. All the evidence suggests that Engenas Lekganyane was born to a Lutheran family living on or adjacent to a Lutheran mission station. His birthplace was at Mphome in the Haenertsburg area, not at Thabakgone where the Mamabolo would eventually move to after a difficult decade

Years of Upheaval and Movement

Although the Mamabolo were not truly uprooted until 1896, the pressures of Boer rule began to impose themselves during the 1880s (even as the Mphome mission prospered). The discovery of gold in the Haenertsberg led to a mini gold rush and the influx of white settlers for the first time in 1888-9.[10] Although the Mamabolo lived away from gold prospecting sites it was soon made clear that their land holdings were to be reduced. In 1890 government officials had beaconed off a large portion of the Mphome area, leaving both the Berlin Mission and the Mamabolo with smaller land holdings as a result. By 1892 the ZAR government the government  included the alienated land as a part of the “Houtboschberg Delverijen”—land made available to gold prospectors and miners—while not paying any restitution to the Lutherans or the Mamabolo.[11] In response the Mamabolo attempted to augment their lands by purchasing farms from European landowners, but were unsuccessful. As a result, large numbers of Mamabolo began moving onto European farms for the first time.[12]

During the mid-1890s land shortages reared their heads as drought struck. Harvests were poor, and according the some testimony during 1895-6 some 500 Mamabolo (roughly 9% of the population) died of starvation. [13] By this time Knothe had died, and the Mphome mission became increasingly fragile. Rinderpest followed in 1896-7, and in 1897 the Mamabolo’s neighbors, the Makgobas, revolted, leading to bloody conflict. The Mphome mission was moved at this time to another farm slightly further away, although many Mamabolo continued to live at the original location. Uncovering what happened to the mission converts and members of the Mamabolo at this time is very hard to do, although it is clear that many moved away from the Mphome area. Some made arrangements with absentee farm owners and moved onto White farms, while others went to “locations” in the Pietersburg area. Others moved to mountainous areas in the Haenertsburg area. It is impossible to determine what the Mamabolo chief and his family was doing at this time, let alone members of lesser families such as the Lekganyanes.

During these difficult times the Mamabolo were betrayed on two occasions by Europeans that they depended on.  The first betrayal came from Fr Herbst, the missionary to the Mamabolo after 1896. Soon after his arrival, Herbst had sided with government officials who wanted to drastically reduce the size of the “location” allotted to the Mamabolo at Mphome.  This new reduction was viewed with disgust by the Mamabolo, particularly since they had been allotted a much larger territory by visiting officials in 1890. Herbst seems to have agreed with the reduction since it increased the size of the Mphome mission land owned by the Lutherans.[14] Rather than being sympathetic to the starving and land-poor Mamabolo,  Herbst and the BMS instead sought cash compensation for the land they had “lost” to Mamabolo location![15] Although the ZAR government eventually did not reduce the size of the location, leaving it at its original size of 4,200 morgen, nevertheless Herbst’s actions caused the Mamabolo leadership to disassociate itself with the BMS. It declared a separation “that was vital and permanent.”[16] Even though land was short and starvation was severe, very few Mamabolo were willing to live with Herbst on his sparsely-settled new mission at Doornfontein.[17] Even after the war, when the BMS allowed them to utilize all the land on Mphome station so that no de facto reduction of landholdings occurred, the Mamabolo would not rejoin the Lutheran camp.[18]

So although Lekganyane was born a Lutheran, his society rejected Lutheranism on political grounds when he was young. Nevertheless, the Lekganyanes and all their relatives remained Christians, and would eventually join the Anglican Church as we shall see.

A second betrayal afflicted the Mamabolo in the aftermath of the split with Herbst. At some point after 1897 the Mamabolo Chief made an arrangement with the Israelsohn Bros to move his people onto two large farms they owned near Pietersburg in exchange for providing labor.[19] There are grounds for believing that Engenas’s parents were part of the group that moved onto these two farms.[20] Once the war was over, the Israelsohns reneged on the agreement and claimed the Mamabolo were “squatting”. They managed to get the government to not only expel the Mamabolo from the two farms, but to seize all their livestock as a penalty for the “damages” that had been caused. In order to get their livestock back, the Mamabolo chief hired a lawyer and eventually won their case after having it heard in the Transvaal Supreme Court.[21] Despite the legal victory, many of the Mamabolo were uprooted yet again. The chief ended up using their lawyer to purchase several farms for large amounts of money, including two named Spitzkop and Cyferkuil (where Lekganyane and his family lived).[22]

The experiences of the young Lekganyane, then, included disruption, poverty, and betrayal.  Based on the limited information available, these early experiences go some way to explain many things about Lekganyane—his desire to obtain privately-owned land on which to build his Zion; his desire for segregation from Europeans and his general paranoia about dealing with them; and his lifelong reliance on lawyers in his dealings with authorities.

Our first glimpse of Lekganyane personally comes from 1905-9, when he finally attended school as a teenager. An enterprising, young, Socialist Anglican minister from the Community of the Resurrection[23] named Latimer Fuller ventured from the Rand to Pietersburg in order to found his society’s first rural mission to Africans. After hearing that the Mamabolo had ejected the Lutherans, Fuller met them and advised them to return to Lutheranism. When the Mamabolo refused, threatening to join an Ethiopian church instead, Fuller convinced them to allow him to build an Anglican mission among them. The subsequent St. Andrew Mission was built on a farm adjacent to Spitzkop and Cyferkuil.  The young Engenas Lekganyane was resident at Cyferkuil, and ended up attending school at St. Andrews and completing his three years of schooling there. During this time, large numbers of the Mamabolo converted to Anglicanism. Baptismal records show that his future wife, his sister, and many of his aunts, uncles, and other relatives on both maternal and paternal sides were active in the Anglican church.[24]

Fuller spent 1905-8 at St. Andrews—a waterless farm that his order purchased with a £300 donation. Using communal labor supplied by the students, he was able to build a church and school in 1905, and a dam in 1906. By the end of the first year a hundred children (including Lekganyane) were attending the school, and in 1906 a dormitory was added. Within a year of purchasing the farm Fuller was thus able to develop a viable mission. Although somewhat distant from the Mamabolo location, several hundred Mamabolo (mainly from Spitzkop and Cyferkuil) attended services each week, and Chief Sethomola supported the enterprise. The young Lekganyane, who later claimed to have attended “Matlhantlhe” School, was thus part of a successful startup school at St Andrews. His schooling consisted of a heavy dose of construction work—building the missionary’s house, a church, the schoolhouse, and a dormitory out of brick, as well as helping build a successful dam. He completed three years of education at St. Andrews, apparently concluding following Fuller’s departure in late 1908. Although Lekganyane is said to have been highly interested in religious instruction while at St. Andrews, it is interesting that he never converted to Anglicanism.[25] He was almost certainly present at the consecration of the school and mission in late 1905, when the Bishop of the Transvaal presided over the ceremony.  Could this visit have been so impressionable on him that he later styled himself the “Bishop” of the ZCC?

To sum up, during the first two decades of his life, Lekganyane was born into a stable mission society, a situation that deteriorated during his childhood as his people suffered from starvation and the ravages of war. Two times, betrayals by trusted Europeans led to land restrictions, forced migration, and a permanent move from Lutheranism.

II. Lekganyane’s Baptism and Move to Zionism

The Official ZCC Version

After his schooling at “Matlhantlhe” was over, Lekganyane soon developed a severe eye disease that rendered him nearly blind. He then had visions telling him to go to the Rand, where he would be miraculously cured once he was baptized through “triple immersion.” Sometime around 1913 he went to Boksburg where he was baptized and cured by two Zionist brothers, the Mahlangus. Lekganyane then became a preacher in the church founded by the Mahlangus, the Zion Apostolic Church (ZAC), before becoming the deputy leader, and later leader, of the ZAC congregation in his hometown Mamabolo location.

A Version Based on Historical Sources

The Official ZCC version appears to be substantially correct in certain respects in that it foregrounds his relationship with the Mahlangu brothers. On the other hand, his story about falling blind and being cured from triple immersion is highly formulaic and is almost certainly invented.

Two other credible versions of Lekganyane’s conversion to Zionism have been put forward, neither one of which is convincing. One is that he was converted by E.P. Le Roux, who was the leader of the Zionist/Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) from 1913-43.[26] As equally credible version of events is a missionary’s assertion that Lekganyane converted to Zionism at Serare, not too far east of Cyferkuil, where he encountered an African Zionist who had broken away from the Swiss Mission.[27] The truth is probably far more mundane. Between 1909 and 1912 a number of Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) evangelizing attempts were made in the northern Transvaal, and these trips introduced Zionist concepts such as faith healing, prophecy, and triple immersion to the area. The reports about some of these trips are highly dubious in nature, but indicate that Zionist preaching attracted a lot of attention from potential African converts. During 1910 Jesus was reported to have appeared during visions to a girl in Louis Trichardt, while another woman “saw Jesus on a cloud, and He told her that He was ready to come back, but that she must tell other natives, for they were not ready for His Coming. He wanted to save them all, but they would not come to him.”[28] In 1911 the AFM reported that some of its members travelled on foot from Louis Trichardt to Pietersburg, during which “the most remarkable manifestations of healing” occurred. The blind, deaf, and crippled were healed, and in Pietersburg “the natives came in vast numbers to be prayed for.”[29] It would appear, then, that the various Zionist missions to the northern Transvaal created a certain amount of interest, and could easily have given Lekganyane knowledge of faith healing and the Zionist practice of triple immersion, perhaps encouraging him to leave for the Rand and to join the Zionists on the Rand after his schooling ended.[30]

Although Lekganyane dates his move to the Rand and his conversion to 1913, it probably happened a couple of years earlier. While on the Rand he met an African AFM member, Edward Lion, in Boksburg.[31] Lion, who we shall deal with in detail below, was to move back to his home country of Basutoland in 1912 as the AFM leader there, so Lekganyane must have gotten to know him before this.  In these years, African Zionists congregated in large numbers on Sunday mornings in Market Square in Johannesburg, and most likely this is where Lekganyane would have met other Zionists. Within a year or two, he was based in Boksburg and was a member of the Mahlangu brothers’ church—which Lion also attended.[32] This church was initially under the AFM’s auspices, until Elias Mahlangu broke off and formed the ZAC around 1913.

We do not know much about Lekganyane’s relationship with the Mahlangus, which lasted until about 1920. It appears that Lekganyane returned to his home village of Thabakgone in 1916 or so, and was initially the deputy pastor of a ZAC congregation there. Following the death of the minister, Lekganyane took over control of the congregation and was ordained at some point late in WWI. As the group expanded, Lekganyane fell out with the Mahlangus[33] and gave his allegiance to his old acquaintance Edward Lion.

During the 1910s, then, Lekganyane was in the slow process of emerging as a Zionist leader.

III. Lekganyane, Edward Lion, and ZAFM 1920-24

It would appear that the biggest single influence on Lekganyane as a Zionist leader was Edward Lion, as several religious scholars have noted. After following out with the Mahlangus, Lekganyane seceded from the ZAC and joined Edward Lion’s new organization, the Zion Apostolic Faith Mission (ZAFM). Lion had been appointed the AFM leader in Basutoland, but in 1920 he obtained land from a sympathetic chief in a place called Kolonyama. Lion took his followers here and called the village “Zion City”. Despite increasing differences with the AFM, Lion was not expelled from that organization until 1923.

Lekganyane was thus a member of the white-led AFM twice—in his early years with the Mahlangus and ZAC, and later with ZAFM between 1920-23.

Official ZCC version

Lekganyane joined ZAFM in 1920 and went to Basutoland, where Lion appointed him the Bishop of the Transvaal. Lekganyane returned and built up a church of some 900 people. In 1923 Lekganyane’s wife gave birth to a second son, who was named Edward after Edward Lion. Not long afterwards, the two men quarreled when Lekganyane wished to marry a second wife. Lion would not give his consent, as polygamy was outlawed by the ZAFM. Soon after, Lekganyane ascended to the top of Mt. Thabakgone, where he had a vision that instructed him to form his own church. Not long afterwards, he split from Lion and formed the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) in 1925.

A Version Based on Historical Sources

The ZCC version about the Lekganyane-Lion relationship is extremely short on details. The shortness of the narrative seems to say as little as possible about Edward Lion, and for good reason. Lekganyane was surely anxious to downplay his association with him. Lekganyane was known as a powerful faith healer, and it seems likely that he learned many faith healing techniques from Lion.

Edward Lion was born Edward Tau in Basutoland, but moved to the Orange Free State and changed his name to Lion after quarreling with his brothers. Sometime around 1905 he attended a Zionist meeting wearing nothing but a goatskin loincloth and was converted to Zionism. After a few years he emerged as a leader, and was said to have baptized some 130 people on the banks of the Caledon River.[34] After the formation of the AFM in 1908, Lion came to the attention of its leader, John G Lake, who sought to promote him within the organization.

John G Lake was an amazingly successful con man who used a host of clever strategies to convert people to Zionism. He also used hyperbolic accounts about various miracles to get religious sympathizers in the United States and Britain to donate to his organization. Edward Lion figured prominently in both of these strategies.

There were two types of faith healing tricks that Lion helped Lake pull off, and he supplied Lake with Africans who helped stage these events. One trick was known as “precognition”, and was pulled off a number of times by a female compatriot who referred to herself varyingly as either the mother, wife, or sister of a Basuto chief:

They felt they should go to Basutoland….The day before they arrived the mother of a native chief had a remarkable dream in which the Lord told her that the next day at 12 o’clock some white men would come of a different religion from theirs, and that they were to receive them in the name of the Lord and that through them the people would be greatly blessed. She went around all over the Kraal and told the people in the morning what the Lord had shown her. Her son was the chief and she also told him. The mother herself had a great internal tumor.

At 12 o’clock precisely, the brethren came, as the Lord had saith, and when they came they found the whole Kraal in excitement of expectation awaiting them. The woman was healed. The chief gave his heart to God….Brother Van Schele told me this morning that so far as he was able to know the entire Kraal was saved.[35]

Lion was also a supplier of lepers for faith healing stunts. He repeatedly used a former leper to testify at AFM events:

Many lepers have also been healed. This fact is indisputable. One of them I came in contact with gave me her own testimony. This woman had lost parts of four fingers and two thumbs before the Lord healed her of this terrible disease.[36]

In addition to providing dubious testimony, these Basuto lepers were used in other ways. In this case a leper was used at a gathering to provide the illusion of faith healing:

Since we opened the mission on Schoeman Street, souls have been saved and believers sanctified, and many sick people healed. Our hearts have rejoiced over the black people who have come to ask for healing… [A black] woman came with a cancer in her tongue, a hole eaten right through,” was prayed for and hands laid upon her. She then left. “Yesterday the husband told us that it was well.  ‘All nice now’, he said, ‘All new flesh.’ Glory to Jesus![37]

The use of lepers only increased after 1912, when Lion returned to Basutoland, where he set up residence adjacent to the Botshabelo Leper Colony. John G Lake visited him there and maintained incredible events were occurring:

On Christmas Eve 1912, in Basutoland, the Lord’s Supper was administered to seventy-five healed lepers. They were healed under the ministry of a black fellow who sole raiment when we first met him was a goatskin apron. It was a beautiful thing to sit with this man in the service.[38]

John G Lake, for various reasons, turned Lion into a minor Pentecostal star. In order to raise money from sympathetic Christians in America and Europe, Lake fabricated a huge series of miraculous events that were allegedly happening in South Africa. Lion was one of the people responsible for many of these dubious miracles:

[Lion] received the power of God, and he manifests a greater measure of the real healing gift than I believe any man ever has in modern times.[39]

God anointed that man with the faith of God and measure of the Holy Ghost so intensely that on one occasion when a multitude of sick folks had been brought and collected in a valley, the power of God came upon him and he went up on the mountainside, stretched out his hands over the sick below, and poured out his heart to God. In a minute, hundreds of them were healed. Healing power fell upon them. There is no such instance recorded in the New Testament. Jesus promised that the last days should be marked by greater works than He Himself had wrought.[40]

Lake appointed Lion the AFM leader in 1912, a position he would hold until 1923 when he was expelled. What appears to have happened is that Lion became increasingly delusional as time went on. After having been described as the greatest healer in the world by Lake (a greater healer even than Jesus was) Lion came to believe this was true. One of Lion’s methods of healing was to pray and sleep all night while sitting on a large stone.  According to his reported speech:

Friends, I can pray no more, but Jesus has said, ‘The works that I shall do shall he also do also; and greater works than these he shall do.’ Do you not see that there is no limit to what can be done in Jesus’ name? Thus I sit on this stone in Jesus’ name, and after doing so, go off to sleep. But I am leaving my helpers to direct the sick to the stone, that there be no panic or crushing of each other. Come quietly, in line, and sit on the stone  on which I have sat, and you shall be healed in Jesus’ name.[41]

After some years Lion became increasingly independent. He formed ZAFM in 1917, and obtained land to build his Zion from a sympathetic chief in 1920. Soon afterwards he became increasingly defiant towards the AFM, refusing to take instructions, and was censured in 1921 and expelled in 1923. This was because Lion “got into error and gave fanciful and absurd prophecies which soon resulted in his being discredited.”[42]

Lion’s problems with the AFM went far beyond prophecy, however. Lion maintained that he had been called by God when a “shooting star” fell into his hand. He maintained that he was the “Brother of Jesus” and that his followers at Zion City “were in the place of the apostles.”[43] In addition to his god-like origin, Lion also made impressive claims about his earthly, political authority. “Edward Lion said he wanted to overcome the Kingdoms of the World and make himself King of the whole World,” according to a colonial official who investigated conditions at Zion City. His followers “look on him as a kind of spiritual king who will one day set up a kingdom in which they will be chiefs.”[44]

Edward Lion’s Zion City was fairly small, and amounted to some seventy-six huts with several hundred ZAFM members. Although Lion likened his followers to New Testament “apostles”, colonial officials described them as constituting “all the blackguards in the country, and his village appears to be a refuge for runaway wives.”[45]

Lion invented several unique Christian practices during his stay at Zion City. The most notorious involved his version of confession, which unmarried females and mothers of all newborn children had to undertake. Women were expected to visit Lion alone in his hut, and, following confession, were to have sex with him. In 1924 this practice became problematic for the first time when he impregnated a young woman, Seapesa, and was fined for seduction in by the local chief in a customary court. According to the Chief who fined him, Lion called “himself a minister of Religion but the truth is that he pretends to be praying for females and it is there where the acts of pregnancy occur….Chief, this is a wolf.”[46]

This is how one woman, the wife of a Zion City elder, described in 1925 one of the two instances in which she went to see Lion for confession:

He was naked. He caught hold of me and said he was praying for me. He had sexual intercourse with me for a very long time. When he had finished I asked him if he denied having sexual intercourse with Seapesa’s daughter and he told me not to speak about it, as I was a child. From the hut we went to hold a service in the church which is the open veld. He said during the service that if anyone spoke about the immorality of the church the person would be put to death.

Lion eventually lost his appeal for the seduction conviction, was expelled from the communal land where Zion City was located, and spent the rest of his life in the Transvaal.

Lekganyane, then, was a senior member of a very unorthodox church with a very spotted history. For instance, in the 1930s the government stepped in to prevent ZAFM from taking all the money many male members earned while working mine contracts. Lion and his son, then, were willing to use members as slave labor! Lekganyane is known to have gone to Zion City at least twice. On the first occasion in 1920 he was “blessed” by Lion and appointed ZAFM Transvaal leader.

We do not know much more than that. However, we do know that Lekganyane became a well-known healer after associating with Lion. Lekganyane must have learned the arts of faith healing from Lion. Lekganyane also became enamored with the vision of creating a Zion City of his own after visiting Lion, and eventually renamed his farm Zion City Morija after purchasing it in 1942. Additionally, the fact that Lekganyane named his son and successor Edward shows the high esteem he held Lion in. What kind of place was the first Zion City that Lekganyane admired?

“Copulation is one of the doctrines of Edward Lion’s church,” according to a colonial official who investigated it. Night services were regularly held with dancing and singing, and the men then had sex with the assembled women—“under the cloak of religion, the men misbehave themselves with them.”[47]

On a second trip in 1924, Lion had apparently grown jealous of Lekganyane’s large congregations in the Transvaal, which apparently generated far larger donations than Zion City did. During the visit, Lion and Lekganyane apparently argued vehemently over the ZAFM Transvaal membership cards, which had Lekganyane’s name on them.[48] After this meeting Lekganyane was apparently fed up with Lion, and had his vision to form his church soon after. Conceivably Lekganyane, like the AFM, was fed up with the direction that the ZAFM had gone under Lion’s leadership. One could imagine that he left ZAFM so that his wife would not have to undertake confession with Lion in his hut after the birth of Edward Lekganyane! There are no statements, however, referring to any dispute like this—unlike his earlier split with the Mahlangus. Lekganyane, apparently, only disagreed doctrinally with Lion over the issue of polygamy! This latter issue was in any case non-existent, since Lion had dozens of “wives” all over South Africa. In fact, he seems to have had a “wife” in every village where he had a congregation.


Engenas Lekganyane, the founder of the ZCC, had a past far different from that normally alluded to in the church’s official theology. Although he claimed to have a largely African religious and educational background, he was actually a mission school product. He was also a member of the white-led AFM for many years by virtue of his association with Zionist churches (ZAC and ZAFM) that belonged to it. He then rose to prominence by virtue of his association with a convicted rapist—the dubious faith healer and cult leader, Edward Lion. This relationship with Lion has been swept under the ZCC’s historical carpet.


[1] The Lekganyane family has given this version to two different writers: the National Party-sponsored E.K. Lukhaimane, “The Zion Christian Church of Ignatius Engenas Lekganyane, 1924 to 1948: An African Experiment with Christianity (MA Dissertation, University of the North, 1980), and E.J. Vervey, ed, New Dictionary of South African Biography. Vol 1 (Pretoria: HSRC, 1995 ): 130-2.
[2]See Lukhaimane, “Zion Christian Church,” 9-13; New Dictionary of South African Biography, I: 130-1.
[3] The story about Lekganyane being a member of the Free Church of Scotland originates from the early 1950s, when it was included in a sensationalistic magazine expose of the ZCC, and has been repeated ad nauseum since. See Drum, July 1954, 113. The Lekganyanes themselves have encouraged the story.
[4] Lukhaimane, “Zion Christian Church,” 9.
[5] Berliner Missionsberichte (hereafter BMB) 3/4 (1879): 57.
[6] Transvaal Archives Depot (hereafter TAD) SS 327 R374/79 Knothe to Sheptsone Dec 30 1878 and SS 368 1879/31 Knothe to Colonial Secretary Pretoria December 10 1879.
[7] BMB (1888): 459; BMB (1890): 232; BMB (1896): 207-8.
[8] See Barnabas’s family tree in Lukhaimane, “Zion Christian Church,” 10-1.
[9] Mavokela was an early Lutheran convert who gained some repute by refusing to leave the Ga-Matlala Mission after being expelled by the missionary. See article by Legodi in Thsupa-Mabaka (1949): 3.
[10] F. Jeppe, “The Zoutpansberg Goldfields in the South African Republic,” Geographical Journal 1, 3 (1893): 223.
[11] Ibid, 220-2; TAD GOV 1086 “Report of the Native Location Commission on the Location for the Chief Mamabolo,” March 30 1907, 1-2.
[12] TAD GOV 1089 “Native Location Commission,” evidence of Sethomola Mamabolo, October 11 1906, 1-2, 5-8.
[13] TAD GOV 1089 “Native Location Commission,” evidence of Makulu Sam Mamabolo, October 11 1906, 15.
[14] TAD GOV 1089 “Native Location Commission,” evidence of Sethomola Mamabolo, October 11 1906, 2.
[15] TAD GOV 1086, E. H. Hogge, “Report of Native Location Commission For the Chief Mamabolo,” March 30 1907, 2-3; Krause to Secretary, Native Location Commission March 21 1906.
[16] L. Fuller, The Romance of a South African Mission, being an account of the Native Mission of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, in the Transvaal (Leeds: R. Jackson, 1907),  71.
[17] TAD KPB 2/2/25 N2/7/2 SNC Groot Spelonken to NC Pietersburg January 7 1914.
[18] Fuller, Romance, 71.
[19] See Jeremy Krikler’s description of the case in Revolution From Above, Rebellion From Below: The Agrarian Transval at the turn of the Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), 206-8.
[20] The reason for this is that after being expelled from the Israelsohn’s land, the refugees ended up on farms purchased by the Mamabolo chieftaincy, and the Lekganyane and Raphelas lived on these newly-purchased farms.
[21] Ibid, and “Masilia and Others v. Sub-Commissioner of Native Affairs, Pieterburg, and Israelsohn Bros,” Transvaal Law Reports: Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court 1903 (Grahamstown: African Book Co., 1904 ): 642-50.
[21] TAD GOV 1089, E. H. “Report of Native Location Commission On Mamabolo’s Location,” April 7 1907.
[22] TAD GOV 1089, E. H. “Report of Native Location Commission On Mamabolo’s Location,” April 7 1907; MM237 MM402/09 Mining Commissioner Pietersburg. Transfer of Portion OF Cyeferkuil to Natives.
[23] The Community of the Resurrection is an Anglican order that was prominent in South Africa in the Twentieth Century. Its members started two well-known schools, St. John’s Academy in Johannesburg and St. Peters in Sophiatown and have included such Anglican luminaries as Trevor Huddlestone.
[24]Cullen Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Church of the Province of South Africa Historical Papers AB2851 A2.1 and A2.2 Pietersburg Mission Baptisms 1903ff. The locations of the baptisms show that many Lekganyanes resident at Cyferkuil and many Raphelas resident at Spitzkop.
[25] Ibid, and  Lukhaimane, “Zion Christian Church,” 12.
[26] C. Hanekom, Krisis En Kultus (Pretoria: Academica, 1975), 39-40. This story was obtained by one of Edward Lekganyane’s teachers at Divinity School, presumably from Edward Lekganyane himself. I do not find this story convincing, because Le Roux’s senior position in the AFM prevented him from evangelizing among Africans after about 1910. Additionally, Le Roux was the AFM president from 1913-1943, and there appears to be no mention in his correspondence of having met Lekganyane.
[27] K. Schlosser, Propheten in Afrika (Braunschweig: A. Limbach, 1949), 185; M. L. Martin, The Biblical Concept of Messianism and Messianism in Southern Africa (Morija: Sesuto Book Depot, 1964), 110-1. This version comes from the recollections of a veteran Swiss priest at this mission. If it were true, why would Lekganyane would not acknowledge having been converted at Serare? If he had been converted by an African there, why would he maintain that he was converted by the Mahlangus on the Rand? In the absence of any plausible explanation, I find this account unplausible.
[28] Apostolic Faith 17 (May-July 1910): n.p.
[29] Comforter/Trooster (July/Aug 1911): 3.
[30] For some accounts of Zionist trips to the Pietersburg area, see letter from E. Letwaba Apostolic Faith 17 (May-July 1910): n.p.; W.T. Dugmore, “Work Among the Natives in the Zoutpansberg and Elsewhere,” Weekly Evangel (June 3 1916): 12; “Brother J. O. Lehman’s Letter,” Bridegroom’s Messenger 5, 115 (Aug 1912): 1; Comforter/Trooster (July/Aug 1911): 1-3. While Hanekom claims that it was EP Le Roux who converted Lekganyane, Le Roux is not named as an AFM missionary in any of these accounts.
[31]Martin, Biblical Concept of Messianism, 120.
[32] The connections between early Zionists are hazy and often confusing. The Mahlangus had converted to Zionism in the Wakkerstroom area of the Transvaal, and EP Le Roux was the leader of the congregation until 1908. In 1910, most of the congregation split off from Le Roux and the AFM, and established a Zion in Charlestown, Natal, under Daniel Nkonyane. The Mahlangus did not join this schism, and moved to Boksburg, and remained with the AFM until they formed the Zion Apostolic Church in 1913. Elias Mahlangu actually called himself Elias Nkonyane at this time, although he had refused to join the Nkonyane schism. Edward Lion, meanwhile, had been converted to Zionism in the Free State during the Le Roux period at Wakkerstroom, probably had met the Mahlangus on multiple occasions as a result.
[33] Several stories explain the split, although none are convincing. Some maintain that Lekganyane grew uncomfortable with ZAC policies that mandated various forms of dress. Another legend has it that as tensions between Lekganyane and Mahlangu grew, the former prophesied Britain’s eventual victory in WWI while Mahlangu had a vision that opted for German victors. After Britain’s eventual victory, Lekganyane’s stature increased, adding only further impetus to the split. See Lukhaimane, “Zion Christian Church,” 18-20; New Dictionary of South African Biography, I: 130.
[34] B. Sundkler, Zulu Zion and Some Swazi Zionists (London: Oxford University Press, 1976), 65.
[35] C. Blake, John G. Lake’s Writings From Africa (Xulon Press, 2005),  92-3. For other occasions involving involving this woman, see E.H. Haliburton, “Edward Lion of Lesotho,” Mohlomi 1 (1976): 65; Apostolic Faith 13 (Mar/April): 1910.
[36] Latter Rain Evangel (March 1916): 16. The same story was retold on numerous occasions, see Apostolic Faith 13 (Mar/April): 1910; Haliburton, “Edward Lion,” 65; and John G . Lake: His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith (Dallas: K. Copeland, 1994), 177;
[37] John G Lake, cited in Apostolic Faith 10 (October 1909): 3.
[38] John G Lake, 249.
[39] Ibid, 177.
[40] John G Lake, 253-4.
[41] G. Lindsay, John G. Lake: Apostle to Africa (Christ For the Nations, 1972), 49-50.
[42] Ibid, 50.
[43] Martin, Concept of Messianism, 120-1.
[44] Dep Asst Comm Butha Buthe, 1927, cited in Haliburton, “Edward Lion,” 68.
[45] Native Commissioner Butha Buthe 1924, cited in ibid, 66.
[46] Chief Jonathan, 1924,  cited in ibid, 66.
Dep Asst Comm Butha Buthe, 1927, cited in Haliburton, “Edward Lion of Lesotho,” 68.
Lukhaimane, “Zion Christian Church,” 21-2.

Zion Christian Church EXPOSED

Before You Start Reading: This bears no reference to a church in America of the same name (http://www.zionchristian.org).

South Africa is known to be a predominantly Christian country; about 70% of the population is classified as Christian. But, as with many countries, the term is used broadly. Today I will write about one of the largest denominations here in South Africa; and then show you the problems with it.

What is the ZCC?
This is about the Zion Christian Church in Southern Africa (hereafter referred to as ZCC). It was started in 1910 by Engenas Lekganyane. He was a former member of the Free Church of Scotland, Apostolic Faith Mission and Zion Apostolic Church. He allegedly had a vision from God in 1910 and founded the ZCC. It was initially based in Thabakgone in the Limpopo Province and was officially registered as a church in 1942. Today its headquarters are at Zion City in Moria, Limpopo Province. Every Easter, ZCC members flock in their thousands to Moria on a pilgrimage. Its current leaders are Barnabas Lekganyane and Saint Engenas Lekganyane, the grandsons of its founder.

The ZCC has flourished on the idea of celebrating traditional African culture and was affected by the exclusion of Black people from the main churches during Apartheid. You see, back in those days there was a lot of racial segregation and some mainstream churches would actually have churches for White people and churches for Black people (one notable rebel was Beyers Naudé, a Dutch Reformed minister who left the Broederbond and ministered in Soweto). Although its members do not express any hatred towards White people, its breakaway from the mainstream was mainly because they wanted to escape colonialism, slavery and the idea of “White Christianity”. But also, Engenas Lekganyane clashed with “White” Christian church leaders over his actions. He practiced and welcomed polygamy, which means that a man can have many wives. The ZCC also uses external symbols, especially staffs in worship and wearing robes.

But the core foundations come from a Pentecostal church in America; the Christian Catholic Church (now called Christ Community Church) founded by John Alexander Dowie, which is based in Zion, Illinois. Not a very “kosher” church! Also it was influenced by the Pentecostal missionary John G Lake, who started working in Johannesburg in 1908. Worth noting is that many Western Pentecostal branches do not include the ZCC as being Pentecostal.

John Alexander Dowie.

Who is in the ZCC?

In Southern Africa, it’s not hard to identify a ZCC member Followers proudly wear a broche on their chests; a green ribbon with a metal star, with ZCC inscribed on it. Male members will also wear a “captain” style hat with the ZCC star on it. I don’t think it is compulsory – I know ZCC members who don’t wear them – but it is very common to do so. And virtually always, the followers are Black Africans (it has nothing to do with race, but that’s just what one observes. I have been told of members from other groups, though I’ve never observed one).


A ZCC star. Either on a “captain’s hat” or on a broche (seen her).

So what’s wrong with a star?

Now, personally I don’t see the need for symbols – even the crucifix. No Christian should engage in using images. But the use of the star is a concern. You see, the five-pointed star has almost always been associated with evil. Today, the star is used in the flag of every Communist country’s flag as a symbol for Communism. In case you didn’t know, Communism was founded by a Satanist, Karl Marx, and was devised by him to deliberately be anti-Christian. Separately, the star is also used as a symbol in Freemasonry, Satanism, Paganism and Witchcraft.

My Christian brother at Christ Movement has done a video to show you that the ZCC star comes from Satanism; as the Pentagram of Baphomet is an upside-down star. But you should also know that the “not upside-down” star is also a holy symbol in Paganism and witchcraft! See the similarities.


ZCC star – Pagan Pentagram – Satanic Pentagram. See the similarities?

Why do people join the ZCC?

The main reason for the ZCC having many followers is that it combines Christianity with traditional beliefs. This is clearly a bad thing! One of the core traditional practices is the prayer to and worship of ancestors.

Luke 16:27-31Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Hebrews 9:27And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment

In other words, when you die, you will either be in Heaven or Hell; so then how can there be a spirit floating around on earth?

I have heard it said by someone who combines Christianity with ancestral beliefs; that to pray to God, they must go through Jesus – and to pray to Jesus, they must go through the ancestors. Besides the painfully obvious:

John 14:6-7Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Throughout the Old Testament, sorcerers often claimed to make contact with the dead and this is sorcery! Sorcery is another factor in traditional beliefs; they believe in witchcraft and the ZCC offers them protection from evil, sorcery, superstitions and sickness.

What does the Bible say about sorcery, or about people trying to communicate with dead people?

Deuteronomy 18:10-12There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Leviticus 19:31Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

I have often had ZCC members write to me, angry for writing this article. Most will simply say I’m bad, but some will seek to defend the ZCC. The one thing that they always fail to do is read the above Scriptures. One member even told me that they are proud to engage in witchcraft as it makes them feel proudly African! I don’t care at all about national pride, tribal pride, or indeed any pride. One can debate from now till the end of time. But there is witchcraft in the ZCC and the Word of God calls that an abomination. Period!

ZCC Baptism

Baptism is very important in the ZCC; but members may only be baptised in a river; not just any water. Baptisms are also conducted in the name of Lekganyane! (this was part of an ex-ZCC testimony, but I have heard it said that baptisms are done in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost – well I sure hope so!).

Matthew 28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

(In other words, do not baptise in the name of Lekganyane! Can it be any more clear?)

ZCC Calls Their Bishop Christ!

As is always the case, if you run a website about religion, I have been attacked over this. The ZCC believes their leader is Jesus Christ! I’m not referring to Jesus Christ from the Bible, but their own church leader, Lekganyane! I have had a couple of people write in to tell me that I’m lying about this. Well…

Matthew 24:24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

If you watch this video, you will see a ZCC congregation sing in mantra that “Jealous Down Ramarumo” (that is, Bishop Ramarumo Lekganyane) is Christ.

Also interesting is something I found online. This is an excerpt from the website of the South African Tourism board, writing to promote the ZCC. (click here) Remember, this is a government organisation writing this! (their words are in red)

The belief that the religious and administrative leader of the church (or bishop) is a mediator between the congregation and God; that, like Christ, he can perform supernatural acts. The use of different mechanisms for faith-healing.

These include the laying-on of hands; the use of holy water; drinking of blessed tea and coffee; bloodletting with needles (now obsolete); the wearing of blessed cords or cloth and the burning of blessed papers called mogau.and faith-healing.

I can only answer this claim with Scripture:

1 Timothy 2:5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

John 14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

And if this is not clear enough, it is believed that Lekganyane sees every believer – only God has that power! A former member of the ZCC said that Lekganyane would show him people whom he should go and interact with by means of dreams and visions; he would get confirmation from him that he was sent by other prophets of Lekganyane. Members are also told that Lekganyane can control their minds! There are even sacrifices offered to him! I have been advised by former members that the element of mind control is rife in the ZCC.

Lekganyane. NOT CHRIST. Pictured left of Jewish Rabbi Moshe.  

Faith Healing

Followers of Pentecostal churches are big into faith healing. The Pastor will put his hand over you and either pray for healing, or try to cast out a demon. The ZCC has taken this and turned it into a seriously Pagan practice; “healing” by means of intercession with ancestral spirits (sorcery!) and “sacred tools” such as “holy sticks” (now they are heading for idolatry!). They also believe that they can heal both humans and the environment, even simultaneously.

What are their “sacred tools”?

ZCC Bishops and “Prophets” each have a staff. They are used to provide protection from evil, because they have been prayed over. They use them with faith healing. They also use flags which have been prayed over, again for protection against evil spirits; but also as a symbol of the Holy Spirit (symbol? Idolatry!) and to be placed at the houses of new members as motivation.

Just in case you need reminding that idolatry is seriously anti-Christian – just a few of the many Bible verses condemning it:

Deuteronomy 29:17And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:

2 Kings 17:12For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.

Exodus 20:4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Holy Water?

Yes, they have so-called Holy Water. They call it “Blessed Water”. This is just plain sick – literally. As a part of faith healing, members are asked to drink this water. And then they must force themselves to vomit it out! They consider this to be a way of expelling their sickness from their bodies, be it physical or spiritual sickness. The water is seen to be purification from evil, sin, sickness and ritual pollution; this stems from traditional beliefs.

Holy Tea? Holy Products?

As an Englishman, we love our tea; but apparently the ZCC even has holy tea. The name varies by language; in seSotho it is “Tea ya bophelo”(tea of life). In Zulu it is “Ndhayela”. It is known as “tea without sugar”. Again, it gets drunk and, by some, vomited out. Actually, the ZCC has an entire range of products; labelled with a picture of Lekganyane. Tea, coffee, body lotion, perfume, and nobody know where or how they are made. Nor are ZCC members allowed to ask. Just shut up and buy them! I have received two sources of information, from clergy that was formerly in the ZCC, that they are made from – among other things – flesh from dead bodies! (note: this is a claim)

Holy Ash?

The ZCC considers ash to be clean and pure, and after it is prayed over, becomes an agent for healing and protecting against evil spirits. Ash is mixed with water, then it will be drunk, used in a bath or put on door posts and window frames. It is also put in the “Holy Tea”. Other substances used for healing are lime, blue stone, Epsom salts, milk and blue soap.


There are many symbols that are important within the ZCC. They have a Holy Mountain, where one feels closer to heaven. Another symbol is water, a symbol of cleansing and purification. They also have trees, stones, and candles. They also have a ‘Holy City’ (an earthly Zion) which would be Moria.

ZCC clergy often wear robes that are white (purity), blue (water), or green (vegetation); all of these symbolise group identity and the wilderness of human life. Other robe colours are khaki (dust) and red (blood of the Lamb). Star and moon-shaped ribbons or patches can sometimes be found on the back of the robes. Crosses are often worn or carried by members. ZCC members sometimes carry a bunch of sticks tied together by wool. Many men (but not all) do not shave their facial hair, so that they look more like Biblical prophets.

Gospel of What?

There are mixed ideas about what the Bible is in the ZCC. They do hold it in very high regard. But a ZCC member, for example, said that the Bible was God’s message and a map of our lives. Everything about us was revealed in the Bible. The purpose of the Bible was to teach about God and what God was saying today. Another ZCC member said that the Bible was a book that gave us ‘God’s words’. Yet another commented that the Bible was a guide of how to live. One member stated that the Bible strengthened and helped a person encountering problems. Another Zionist said that the purpose of the Bible was to teach people the word of God, and to reveal the good and the bad things in life so that people could choose for themselves how to live – boy does this sound familiar:

Genesis 3:5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

ZCC members are taught how to give to the church. This comes down to forced tithing. The golden rule of thumb is: if a church pressurises or forces you to give them money, run away!

Ruled By Fear

ZCC members are bound by fear. They are led to believe that if they leave the ZCC, they will become mentally disturbed. They are told that Lekganyane has the power to control their minds because they are baptised in his name. Or, if they do something, they are told that if they tell other people, their legs will be cut off. So when a ZCC member claims to know nothing, oh they do; but they are bound by fear to keep quiet!

Since writing this article, I received some stunning testimonies. I also received messages from other followers and ex-followers alike. The pattern is the same – fear of physical intimidation or curses if and when they leave the church. To those I say:

Proverbs 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Secrets and Ranks

Almost like the Freemasons, there are different levels within the ZCC. One new member was murdered because he got exposed to the secrets of the ZCC by accident!

(note: this next paragraph is alleged)

The “captain” rank is the one where you get exposed to human flesh sacrifices to Lekganyane, which are given in his sanctuary at Mount Moria. It is claimed that those who are in the know will use secret codes. When referring to “seeds” they are referring to human body part sacrifices. This new ZCC member, who was accidentally in the presence of captains, didn’t know this, so collected real seeds as “crops”. He entered the private room with a group of captains and they opened their bags of “seeds” to offer sacrifices to Legkanyane. The new member’s bag had normal seeds in it. When they made him open his bag, they immediately knew he wasn’t a captain, and could possibly expose their secrets because he didn’t follow the procedure to reach their level; so they killed him!

The sacrifice of human flesh may seem like hogwash. But it does happen in Africa. It is referred to as “muti”. Obviously it is illegal, and people of traditional beliefs are supposed to use herbs instead; at worst animal body parts. But those who truly believe in it want “the real thing” which is human body parts. For example, for someone to have a high-powered job and lots of money, they will bury a hand under their house’s entrance “for good luck”. They would say in their defense that the bodies were already dead; but often people have been murdered for their body parts. It is a real problem in Africa!

In Closing

Here we have yet another example of why you cannot just assume that an organisation which claims Christianity is automatically Christian. While the ZCC claims Christianity, it is anything but! Its founder and leader is worshipped as a god and mediator, sometimes with dire consequences. Its members are subjected to sick rituals and “medicines” in a bid to “heal” them. It has levels of knowledge within the ZCC which are similar to the Freemasons. It is rife with idolatry, sorcery and witchcraft. It claims to worship God and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and to use the Bible – yet its level of paganism, in the form of “traditional beliefs” would even make regular pagans look decent.

Friends, we have another false church in our midst! Beware! And if you know anybody in this Satanic organisation, GET THEM OUT!

Sources (in case anyone gets funny about the information, which is freely available elsewhere via other sources):

Information of foundation
Information regarding setup, beliefs, practices

Extra Source (I didn’t use this; what has happened, the source page regarding extra information, as well as regarding incidents, has been removed. I cannot possibly have a broken link in this case; I am honest, I take 1 Thessalonians 5:21 extremely seriously, and would even have removed certain info if there were no longer a source available. But I see that on this particular link – which as of 3 January 2013 definitely works – has extra information, plus the said testimony of ex-ZCC Pastor NJ Sithole. Satan almost got me there, but the information lives on via Yahoo!)

Also read: Who Was Engenas Lekganyane? by Barry Morton, UNISA – who kindly asked me to publish his very detailed article about the life, and conflicting accounts, of Engenas Lekganyane’s life.


There is not much information available on the ZCC. When I first wrote the article in 2011, there was only one other I could find, as well as the NJ Sithole testimony. There are more resources available now, which I list below for you to get further information. Don’t just read what I wrote and believe it – see for yourself the information and testimonies of other people!

Finally: Dear reader, I get so many e-mails from people who have read this article and hate it, and in their view my skin colour is actually a hindrance for them to get what I’m writing (because South Africans are obsessed with skin colour!); but sadly, they will even deny Jesus Christ because they have this idea that He was a white man, and that Christianity is a “white man’s religion”. So I’ve also written “Was Jesus White?” to address this. (and the answer is no, probably not!)

How Do You Get Saved?

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 1 – Dedicator

This is my second exposé on a South African cult. My first exposé was on the OAC which made a lot people angry and some hopefully woke up from their slumber. I decided to write this one as my second exposé because I wanted to be logical. How? You may ask… I was involved with the OAC for three years of my life so exposing it FIRST was the most logical way to do things. After I let the exposé out I noticed some spelling errors there and there forgive for that. I dedicate this offensive exposé to my lost ZCC friends and family members out there. Be warned, I will call a spade a spade and won’t use any gloves in the ring to punch the dark spirits working through is “church”. I was involved in the ZCC through my late dad who died a member and went to his eternal reward. It’s quite sad to say this but it is true… This is what will happen to my ZCC family and friends (including all people) if they remain in this “church”. The usual response I get is: “You don’t understand our church” or “I have seen miracles happen in this church” and other stuff. If people would quit staring at their TV, and research the events happening, they would see that there is a Satanic force pushing world events. The Bible says: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” II Thessalonians 2:9 You see friends the above verse is talking about THE ANTICHRIST who will perform signs and wonders. Satan can work miracles, lots of miracles. I know of healings like crippled people walking and other stuff that happened in Satanic concerts. So miracles are not a standard of measure to see God. Really, the Word of God is the Gold Standard of measuring everything in this world. I repeat my friends, the Illuminati wants to keep you folks entertained and over time (thanks to the toxins in your foods and sin) you die much earlier and go to Hell. The Devil’s real reason for doing all of this is to get billions to the pit of Hell period. Don’t wait until you go to your death bed to accept Jesus Christ. I have heard stories of people who were shown truth but procrastinated and eventually died in their death beds UNABLE TO SPEAK! Some of them died BEFORE they got to their death beds. Some people tell me that they want to be convinced by their hearts. There is a huge problem with that ideology… There might be a devil in you, will it ever wish that you get saved? The Devil wants to kill, steal and destroy and if you are in a false religion, you are at risk of being vexed and at most possessed by devils and you wouldn’t know it. Imagine a pool of muddy water, now throw a clean, white cloth into that muddy water. Pull it out, is it clean? NO, there same can can be concluded on the ZCC or any false religion out there, be it Islam, Satanism, Hinduism and a lot of stuff. Any false doctrine makes that cloth dirty. Lord willing and if the reader wants the author to do exposés, I will do them. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” -Proverbs 14:12 So there are things that sound, look and fell correct but are not. I wish to touch on a host of stuff but I will stick to the topic. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” – 2 Timothy 2:15 16

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 2 – Formed Out Of Falsehood

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3Within the churches, Communism is called Liberation Theology. There is evidence that many of the historical big figure Communist leaders were not atheists, but Satanists. Karl Marx is just one prominent example. If so, then Communism is simply another mystery religion with humanism, atheism, and state worship as the exoteric (for public view) for the masses, with Satanism as its esoteric (hidden) teaching for the higher ups. On the surface, Communism, Freemasonry and Satanism appear like three separate items. Those who have investigated are aware that they are playing for the same team. The Big Brother team. How do they wear? They wear red t-shirts, aprons, carry daggers, worship nature & Mammon…

With that said, I will first go into the ZCC history briefly.

“This is about the Zion Christian Church in Southern Africa (hereafter referred to as ZCC). It was started in 1910 by Engenas Lekganyane. He was a former member of the Free Church of Scotland, Apostolic Faith Mission and Zion Apostolic Church. He allegedly had a vision from God in 1910 and founded the ZCC. It was initially based in Thabakgone in the Limpopo Province and was officially registered as a church in 1942. Today its headquarters are at Zion City in Moria, Limpopo Province. Every Easter, ZCC members flock in their thousands to Moria on a pilgrimage. Its current leaders are Barnabas Lekganyane and Saint Engenas Lekganyane, the grandsons of its founder.

The ZCC has flourished on the idea of celebrating traditional African culture and was affected by the exclusion of Black people from the main churches during Apartheid. You see, back in those days there was a lot of racial segregation and some mainstream churches would actually have churches for White people and churches for Black people (one notable rebel was Beyers Naude, a Dutch Reformed minister who left the Broederbond and ministered in Soweto). Although its members do not express any hatred towards White people, its breakaway from the mainstream was mainly because they wanted to escape colonialism, slavery and the idea of “White Christianity”. But also, Engenas Lekganyane clashed with “White” Christian church leaders over his actions. He practiced and welcomed polygamy, which means that a man can have many wives. The ZCC also uses external symbols, especially staffs in worship and wearing robes.

But the core foundations come from a Pentecostal church in America; the Christian Catholic Church (now called Christ Community Church) founded by John Alexander Dowie, which is based in Zion, Illinois. Not a very “kosher” church! Also it was influenced by the Pentecostal missionary John G Lake, who started working in Johannesburg in 1908. Worth noting is that many Western Pentecostal branches do not include the ZCC as being Pentecostal.” 1

Allow me to comment… From the beginning of the ZCC, I see problems; one, Lekganyane was a lost man and he was looking for God in religion and just like all those who look for God in religion; HE NEVER FOUND HIM… This is because God is in Jesus Christ and not in our heads. Two, the founder of the ZCC displays the usual pattern of how a lot of false religions got started (e.g. Islam, Shembe); Its a vision supposedly from God and you start an apostate movement. God can NEVER CAUSE ANY ONE TO START A FALSE MINISTRY, it is only Satan and his minions who would gladly do that. Thirdly, I have seen a classic pattern in these man-made religions; they are full of schisms and feuds. True bible-believing Christianity CAN NEVER BE BROKEN.

“Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? ” -1 Corinthians 1:13

Christ will never be divided. But man-made religions give themselves away by being divided by schisms and lies and false doctrines. There are people who got out of bad sects and did the right thing for Christ, I am not talking about those here, I am talking about these splits that make other heresies. I can document from one source that the first breakaway occurred in 1884 in Tembuland in the Eastern Cape soon after Nehemiah Tile, a Methodist preacher was accused of joining politics and even donating an ox at the circumcision of the heir to the Tembu paramountcy. Guess what? He quit and started his own ‘church’ called the Tembu National Church which had a dash of “African customs”.

Another man-made religion was formed 8 years later by Mangena Mokone, he created what is called the Ethiopian Church. Again, the reason was a racial one as in Nehemiah Tile’s case. Note that Liberation Theology was being spun out of these churches including the Anglican Church and it’s mother Roman Catholicism. I don’t support racism, I only say that to make you notice the pattern the ZCC followed.

Fourthly, why is their pilgrimage made on Easter? I will answer that on a different topic.

What is a Zionist Church? According to Reader’s Digest illustrated history of South Africa; expanded 2nd edition, a Zionist church is a “separatist church that blends traditional African beliefs and rituals producing a new religious form.”

Yes, that’s right, this is why the ZCC is blending African beliefs with Christianity to produce something I call an apostate religion.

The Bible says:

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” – Hebrews 13:8

But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.” – Jeremiah 7:28

Let’s now zero in on John Dowie for a while. Here is his picture:

(25 May 1847-9 March 1907)
It is important to look at the two men who influenced the the ZCC: John Dowie and J. G. Lake. It is noteworthy that the miracle-working “father of healing revivalism in America“, John Dowie, accepted the title of “Elijah” for himself (1901), strike one. Dowie claimed, as any typical cult of the time had, that his movement was the restoration of the Apostles, strike two. In fact, while Irving’s church was the “Catholic Apostolic Church,” Dowie had called his church, “Christian Catholic Apostolic Church.” Strike three and Dowie is out.

At first, he claimed to be “Elijah”. Well, Dowie I think the REAL Elijah OBEYED THE LORD AND DID NOT HAVE PRIDE. Secondly, how can you restore the Apostles? Is it because of the miracles? Look at what Jesus said about signs and wonders:

But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:” – Matthew 12:39

An evil generation loves signs and wonders, this is because the Devil can counterfeit miracles. Look at these verses:

When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and thesorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.” – Exodus 7:9-12

This is why God doesn’t want us to base our faith on signs and wonders- this is because Satan can fake those. The false prophet will even call fire from the sky and deceive many!

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12

Strong warnings indeed. Take heed lest you fall. Dowie taught that it was better to allow a sick person to die rather than to receive medical attention and live… He permitted his own daughter to die that way. A sick man will do that I say! This is the man who influenced the ZCC the most and had connections to the Irvingites. Oh, if you read my OAC expose, you will get more stuff on Irving. Keep in mind that Irving was from Scotland, the center of occultism in the 1800’s. Dowie was just giving us Irving’s occult doctrines again. Then there is Darby… Darby was part of the ― Irvingite movement. He was strongly influenced by Edward Irving and was an occultist. Do you see it? They worked together or influenced one another…

In the 1860’s, John Darby was put on the payroll of the British East India company. The British East India Company has historically been held by the Illuminati blood lines of European royalty. The East India Company and the British East India Company men had a habit of giving grants to pseudo-Christian evangelicals. This explains why Dowie was loaded. Don’t be fooled with his appearance. Jesus is saying…

“ Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” – John 7:24

You will see the true colours of this man. Dowie stated: “the starting point of the restoration, the city from which God would personally direct the affairs of his kingdom.” He was referring to his Zion City, where Satan would rule not God. Christians have a Heavenly City not a physical one. In 1905 Dowie suffered a stroke (I guess from the guilt he had) and his fame declined, so Old Splitfoot moved on to the next ‘star’ e.g. G. Lake.

“In spite of Dowie’s heretical doctrines and unscriptural ministry, he prepared the way for Charles Parham and his equally unscriptural Pentecostalism. The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements notes that many of the most famous Pentecostal evangelists went out from [Dowie’s Illinois city of] Zion (p. 368) and dozens of Parham’s followers at Zion joined the Assemblies of God at its formation in 1914. In fact, three of the original eight members of the AOG general council were from Zion City (p. 370)…Influential Assemblies of God minister Gordon Lindsay, editor of Voice of Healing, wrote Dowie’s biography and gave him credit for influencing “a host of men of faith who have had powerful ministries,” referring to generations of Pentecostal preachers”

Some charismatic branches of the Illuminati use Monarch Programming, this is according to Cisco Wheeler and Fritz Springmeier’s The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave, chapter 2, p. 90. Get out of the ZCC please get out. Do you see the spirits working through this church? You don’t stand a chance without Jesus I tell you. Jesus is warning you friend that:

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” – Matthew 12:30


The final nail in the coffin

I couldn’t help but notice the circle-and-dot symbol on Dowie’s right shoulder. According to Mackey’s Masonic Encyclopedia the hidden, truemeaning of this symbol, the point inside the circle, is far different than what the everyday Masonic brother is told. In reality, itsmeaning is yet another proof that Masonry is a sex cult. Mackey says: “the esoteric explanation is that the point within the circle is themale phallus, or penis, and the circle is the female yoni, or vagina” 1

Here is the symbol of the dot in a circle:

Now, look at Dowie’s picture again for a while… what do you see? I have looked at Dowie’s pic for a long time and have come to the conclusion that the symbol IS A DOT IN A CIRCLE SYMBOL. It is quite visible from afar and the ‘V‘ on his hat is again an occultic symbol for the god of fire Vulcan [no wonder they like to say ‘fire’]. Let’s say that he didn’t understand or didn’t deliberately put them there, but wait, why display them like that? I mean, the ‘V’ is so purposely put that it must be deliberately put there for a reason. I will also show this on the ZCC badge itself! This man was an occultist period.

Here is the corporate seal of the city of Zion which Dowie was the head of. Again, that is why the ZCC has it’s own city called Moria because the ZCC (South Africa) got a lot of their stuff from Dowie. Please note the crown and rod going through it. This is a Knights Templar symbol. They altered it slightly here but Charles Taze Russell overtly used it. The KT symbol has a cross instead of a rod going through the crown. But note that according the Masonic literature, both the cross and rod are phallic symbols. Now my question is this – What is a symbol so close to the KT (Knights Templar) symbol doing on this official seal of the City of Zion? Even the direction of where the rod is tilted is similar to the KT cross’s angle.

Another thing to consider is that a lot of influential people from Scotland were occultists e.g. Edward Irving (CAC founder). To quote, “Scotland repeatedly appears as the source of much of the religious heresy connected with the Power.” 2 The Church of Scotland is controlled by masons for the most part 3 e.g. Dr. William J. Baxter was one. I am saying all of this to make you aware of the occultism that has been, and is still going on in Scotland.

Secondly, note the Satanic stars as well, I will devote a whole chapter on that one. But it is not a holy symbol, in fact, it has long been used in witchcraft and a lot of false churches use it. Even the Church of Satan! This symbol is older than the Church of Satan!! One source links Pan AKA Baphomet to Zeus 4. Look at the opposing black and white triangles on the shield, they represent one of the most important laws of the occult – The Law of Opposites!!!!

Thirdly, I find this quote shocking to me because I know everything happens by God’s decree. Unfortunate things can happen because of being chastening from the Lord or a fiery trial which the Word of God says we must not see as strange. But EVERTHING IS BY THE DECREE OF GOD, NOT A CHANCE. With that said, let me quote Dowie’s words when he was praying for a healing:

Our Father, help! and Holy Spirit teach me how to pray. Plead thou for us, oh, Jesus, Saviour, Healer, Friend, our Advocate with the Father. Hear and heal Eternal One! From all disease and death deliver this sweet child of thine. I rest upon the Word. We claim the promise now, The Word is true, “I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Then heal her now. The Word is true, ” I am the Lord, I change not.” Unchanging God, then prove Thyself the Healer now. The Word is true, “Thesesigns shall follow them that believe, in my Name they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” And I believe and I lay hands in Jesus Name on her, and claim this promise now. The Word is true, ‘The prayer of faith shall save the sick’ Trusting in Thee alone, I cry, oh save her now, for Jesus sake, Amen!” 5

This is how the charismatics of today pray for healing and PROSPERITY (don’t forget that one). In this quote, Dowie has the audacity to tell God to PROVE Himself by a healing the sick person. You can’t tell God what to do… I remember hearing Crefflo Give-me-a Dollar saying that you must tell GOD what you want and He will ‘release that into your life’. Sounds New Age I tell you. What do you do about this verse:

“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. – Matthew 26:39

Do you see how Jesus prayed? Did the cup pass from Him? NO. Why? It had to happen because it was the WILL OF GOD!! Okay that’s clear. So Dowie is among the earliest charismatics and this explains why the ZCC emphasises miracles and healing with an African touch so much.

I personally believe that the ZCC got the star from this seal and the splinter group- the ZCC dove got its symbol also from there. Note the cross on Dowie’s chest. It has bent arms and it makes a ‘T’. The cross was an instrument of our Lords death, why wear it or use as a symbol? Jesus saves not a cross. He is the way NOT a cross… do research and you will soon find out that the cross is from paganism it stands for Tammuz. Bear in mind that the Roman emperors were sun worshippers so it made sense to use the cross when they crucified people. Careful study shows that pagan cultures also used the cross to offer sacrifices to their gods. Basically that is why Satanists don’t have a problem with crosses and that is why the Devil doesn’t run away from the Catholic Church & Co. whenever they wear them. In fact, the Devil likes it.

Let’s now zero in on another devil called John G. Lake

John G. Lake had this to say to his followers, back in the day. These statements by John G. Lake are found in John G. Lake, His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Fait h , 1995, Kenneth Copeland Publications: ”The power of God, the Holy Ghost, is the Spirit of Dominion. It makes one a god.” (Page 13) “I want you to hear what Jesus said about himself. God was in Christ, wasn’t He? An incarnation. God is in you, an incarnation, if you were born again. You are incarnate” (Ibid. page 196)

Lake is called by some the most powerful healing evangelist of all time (praising man instead of God). Lake was introduced to John Alexander Dowie’s ministry in 1898. And this is when the snowball started rolling towards the pit of Hell. Lake moved his family to Zion, IL, in 1901, “For the purpose of studying divine healing so that can I learn it and teach it.” Lake learned healing under Alexander Dowie AKA Elijah. Do you see how influential Dowie was? So it not a surprise to see Lekganyane being blinded by Dowie’s spell and starting another apostate offshoot. Lake prayed for the ‘baptism of the Holy Spirit’ for 9 months until one night when he was praying for others “. . . the light of God began to shine around me, I found myself in a center of an arc of light ten feet in diameter, the whitest light in all the universe”. I see no light but Satan all over you who is the light of the Masons.

Lake did not seem to believe when the Word of God said contacting the dead is wrong [ZCC as well]. He excused it by saying, “Listen, it is not dragging spirits up, and it isn’t dragging some spirits down. There is nothing about calling spirits down from God in the Word; only about calling them up out of the depths” (John G. Lake: His Life His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith, Kenneth Copeland Publications). Wow guys, this sounds like a Satanist defending his father’s demons…

“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.” – Deuteronomy 18:9 -11

‘What is necromancy?’ you ask friend. Well, according to Occult Theocracy, necromancy is: “…partly divining magic and partly operative magic. This practice consists in the evocation of the spirits of the dead.

To evoke is to call out; to summon forth. Another interesting quote from the same book is… “When the Gnostics [anti-Christians] practised magic, they evoked the spirits of the dead exactly as do the occultists of today”. Wow thus Lake and the gang of “generals” are occultists period.


1 CODEX MAGICA, Texe Marrs, p.462
2 BE WISE AS SERPENTS, Fritz Springmeier, SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION EDITION, c 1991 by Fritz Springmeier,p.192
4 http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1231254
3 ibid, p.
5 Life & Ministry of John Alexander Dowie – Truth in History, Compiled by Charles A. Jennings [internet source where I got the quote]

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 3 – Polygamy & Not So New After All


It is easy to spot false prophets you know. Engenas Lekganyane practiced polygamy. This is one of the African traditions the ZCC just won’t drop. I know of a member who has a spouse and is involved with another. I asked people close to him and they said his religion allows him. Look at Engenas, he did it and a lot of ZCC folks do it. I will say this upfront, IT IS WRONG!! Let me prove this briefly…

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;” – 1 Timothy 3:2

One might say; “it is talking about a bishop only”. Well what about this one:

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.” – Ephesians 5:23

“Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” – Ephesians 5:33

There are more than 60 verses that show that a husband MUST have one WIFE and NOT a living together partner. But look, Lekganyane ignored all of those verses and marched towards his man-made religion and facilitated its birth. This shouldn’t be an issue but thanks to religion it has become one. Read the verses again and use your brain… Would God contradict Himself? If NOT, why did Lekganyane look confused. Why does the present Lekganyane contradict God as well? The simple answer is that they are not from God neither did He send them… Since Lekganyane was a ‘bishop’, he Biblically SHOULD HAVE HAD ONE WIFE… But because he was a false man, he just couldn’t help himself but defy Scripture just like ALL FALSE PROPHETS…

“ The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9

In this part of the exposé, I will show from history that the false prophets we have today were there a long time ago. I have dusted up one history book in an attempt to see the people who were working for the NWO (New World Order). Guys like Cecil John Rhodes were high-ranking Freemasons and he also started the Round Table Group and some scholarships are issued in his name. Another agent of Satan was James Read who was part of a delegation that campaigned for the inclusion of blacks into “the white economic and social system” 1. He is seen giving the sign of the hidden hand of Jahbuhlun- the god of Masonry! So you see that the Illuminati has no problem playing for both teams because that allows them to CONTROL BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE THUS THEY WILL CONTOL THE OUTCOME.

Let’s go back to 1856 to a Xhosa Kingdom ruled by Sarhili where a girl lived. This adolescent girl’s name was Nongqawuse and she lived near a Kei River. In the April of 1856 this girl said she was addressed by her ancestors. Their [ancestors] message spelled disaster and death for the Xhosa: “tell that all the community is to rise again from from the dead! Tell that all cattle must be slaughtered, for they are herded by hands defiled with witchcraft! Tell that there should be no cultivation, but that the people should dig new granaries, build new houses, erect great and strong cattlefolds…” The date for the ‘first resurrection’ was to be on 11 August 1856 2. And you guessed right, it did fail 100% Because Satan loves to blame others, those who were smart enough not to kill their cattle were blamed for the failure.

Here’s my comment… why did the ‘ancestors’ (which are devils), focus ONLY on the community? Weren’t there any other people devoted to them from other tribes? Do you see that these ancestors make themselves gods since they think they can give life and take it at their will? My second comment is… Why should the cattle be killed?

Hello… I see SACRIFICES written all over their message. Do you see that the devils have no problem condemning some of their devotees in order to gain more? These devils said that kine should be killed because they are herded by hands defiled with witchcraft while the ancestors themselves use witchcraft to heal and stuff. They talk to sangomas who flat out practice the occult AKA witchcraft; why aren’t they (ancestors) not condemning them? . Lastly, how could one build granaries with no grains to store?

That is why the Word of God says…

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. ” – James 1:8

I also saw this interesting story in the same history book, it is about a man named Ntsikana Gaba. This man believed in the African religion but one day he embraced pseudo-Christianity. Do you know what converted him? A vision. He saw a light shinning on an ox (sounds like G. Lake’s little vision). The reason why I say he embraced a false Christianity is because he continued to mix Christianity with African beliefs 3. This guy is called the first Xhosa prophet… I would like to call him the first false Xhosa prophet. Another false prophet got 183 ‘Israelites’ near Queensland killed 4.

From the above 3 examples, you can clearly see that indeed nothing is new under the sun and that false prophets and teachers have been around for a long time. So don’t be fooled to believe this ZCC sophistry… please COME OUT you have nothing to lose. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who saves not Lekganyane guys get that FACT please.

“ Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” – 2 Corinthians 6:17


1. Reader’s Digest illustrated history of south Africa; expanded
2nd edition; © 1992, p. 153
2. ibid, p. 137
3. ibid, p150
4. ibid, p. 326

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 4 – Benevolent Badge

“ Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. – Acts 17:29

I seriously don’t see Biblical precedence for wearing some insignia to show allegiance to some church. Christ is not divided but their Christ is Moloch. The badge shows that they have pledged allegiance to a man-made church whose head is Satan. It shows me that the chose to obey man rather than God Almighty. Their god is the god of the Blazing Star, Venus, the son of the morning,Moloch, Saturn, Lucifer AKA Satan.

The word of God says again…

“ Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: ” – Exodus 20:4

Another verse…

“Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:” – Deuteronomy 4:16-18

In verse 19, the Lord gives the reason why He doesn’t want graven images made:

…lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

God knows all. Do you know why He says a person could be “… driven to worship them…”? I think that each graven image has a demonic force emanating through it. This includes the ZCC dove badge. But the Word of God substantiates what I am saying:

“But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils” – I Corinthians 10:20

The Greeks, Persians,Romans, and others all sacrificed to their gods but the Bible says they were a bunch of devils. The Lord Jesus wants to protect us from the forces of evil working through these objects but we can be destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and we must NOT REJECT TRUTH. Remember you must judge a matter righteously. Look at the star on the forehead of Old Split-foot AKA Baphomet.

Let me quote from a Satanist who is revered by Masons as the greatest Masonic scholar of the 19th century… “Symbols are oracular forms–mysterious patterns creating vortices in the substances of the invisible world. They are centers of a mighty force, figures pregnant with an awful power, which, when properly fashioned, loose fiery whirlwinds upon the earth.” – Manly P. Hall, Lectures on Ancient Philosophy, p.356.

Do you see that graven images are no small matter? This is why God says DONT MAKE THEM!! you actually open portals with these things.

Another Mason says…

“…A symbol veils or hides a secret and it is that which veils mysterious forces. These energies when released can have a potent force…” – 32° Foster Bailey ,The Spirit ofMasonry

Let me ask you this, is it a coincidence that the star happens to the a symbol of the Church Of Satan? Is it a mistake that the League Of Nations AKA UN used it as it’s symbol? Is it a mistake that Freemasons use this symbol? The root meaning of the word ‘Freemason‘ means sons of light, it comes from French. Is it a mistake that Communism uses this symbol? If you don’t believe me, check out Malema’s EFF logo. Even the NFP uses it. The star is the symbol of the sun god Baal AKA Lucifer, Osiris and Horus etc. Masons say the star is a symbol of the sun. Albert Pike said that the star is a symbol of worship of the past. He says that the star is the personification of Osiris and other devils 1.

From what I have said above, it is enough to pull off this veneer the ZCC puts on as a true Christian church. When my dad joined the ZCC in 2005, he was a smoker. Whenever he smoked, he would take the badge off his chest and put it on when finished burning incense to the sun god. Seriously, tobacco has been used by the American Indians as incense. I have a question regarding the badge… Will God Almighty ask the badge to give an account of its sins? Is the badge your god?

It looks like it because you chose to avoid sinning near it than avoiding to sin in the eyes of Jesus Christ. In fact, it is a tracking device that your god uses to keep you in check. You choose to hide your sins from your badge but don’t even bother to hide them from Jesus. Mind you, you can’t hide from Jesus. The name of Jesus is only a foot note in the ZCC and friends system.

This one is big. The ZCC believes that their badges give them protection from “evil”. This is rank blasphemy folks. The KJV says:

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? ” -Jeremiah 32:27

The ZCC spits at this verse and renders it as null and void. Why do I say that? Because they trust on their man-made, cursed objects that will never do anything for them except attract devils. Look at the above quotes from the Masons and remember that THE STAR HAS BEEN USED IN WITCHCRAFT THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE THE ZCC WAS FORMED. How can you call yourself a Christian while you rely on a badge for protection? Did Jesus walk around with a badge on His chest? Did the 12 Apostles have them? Let me solidify that FACT with this verse:

And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” – Luke 22:47-48

Jesus was speaking with His disciples and Judas who was possessed by Satan (see Luke 22:3), showed up and identified Jesus from the rest by a kiss. Why did he kiss him? It was because Jesus DIDN’T have some halo around His head as the Catholics and other apostate churches portray Him. He was NOT full of pride and wanting to be seen among men. That is why Judas HAD TO IDENTIFY HIM UP CLOSE to make sure that they got the right man. So this goes to show with other Bible verses that the badge has no Biblical precedence, only faith in Jesus justifies us. If Jesus wore a special garb like these pseudopriests, He would have been spotted from a mile off. Think about that one for a while.

“Albert Pike, former Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Masons, wrote in Morals and Dogma that the pentagram (pentacle, cabalistic star) carries with it the power of commanding the spirits.” Use it, he instructed, to “bind the demons of the air, the spirits of fire, the spectres of water, and the ghosts of theearth.“2

WOW guys, re-read that. So when a person wears the ZCC badge, he is invoking serious devils and that is why they claim that it is their protection. Note that Pike mentions ghosts, this is because they [Satanists] know that ghosts are devils in disguise. One member told me that it is their “shield”. Shield? How can a badge be a shield. It can only work if it attracts certain forces for you. You see, Lekganyane knows what he is doing and the masses don’t have a clue. The same thing happens in the Masonic Lodge- the lower folks are deceived while the adepts laugh at them. The same happens in SA; people don’t know what the leaders are preparing for them while they are lied to every single day.

“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” – 1-Timothy 5:3

To Illuminists everywhere, the pentacle star, or pentagram, is considered a powerful charm, a talisman, and an emblem of favour with the Deity of the Underworld. There are so many quotes and you are proud and know nothing if you still think that the star is okay.

“If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corruptminds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” – 1 Timothy 6:3-5

Jesus Christ can never use this Satanic symbol as His own. Furthermore, it is still used by Satanists as the image of their god Baphomet. Baphomet is the god of witchcraft. I again ask, why would God want to confuse us by using a symbol from Satanism? He would NEVER DO THAT, HE is a holy God and no darkness is found in Him. Then it is by logical conclusion that the god of the ZCC is Satan period…If the very people who worship Satan say that the star is a Satanic symbol, what gives you the authority to say that they are wrong? Answer that one for me… you can’t don’t you?

You see friend, it’s either you accept the FACTS or find a way of disproving them. Being angry won’t help you with anything, do research for yourself and stop being spoon fed.

But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.” – Amos 5:26

The above verse confirms that the star and the hexagram were used to worship Baal the false god of fire.

I would like to take the time to analyse the ZCC badge. This badge has esoteric meanings and exoteric meanings. I would like to expose both meanings…

The badge has three components to it; the first is a green rectangular cloth. The colour of things in witchcraft is VERY important. Green is a colour for vegetation and nature, this means that the water spirits, earth spirits, fire spirits and aerial spirits are the basic spirits active in this church. For example, why does the ZCC used different waters for different things? This is because certain spirits are to be found in certain areas. This is why witches travel from place to place to do their rituals and open portals. The shape of a rectangle simply shows the Cardinal Points of witchcraft [air, fire, water and earth] they are also called the Bases of Alchemy.

The next component of the badge is the black round cloth. The circular shape of this cloth is to symbolise the sun/moon hence, the sun/mood god/goddess. The colour black is known for being a symbol of death. Who came to kill, steal and to destroy? Its Satan guys. So if you think the ZCC is good after reading all the information above and below (no put intended), you are not in your senses. So the ZCC people are under the spirit of death which is Satan. In African witchcraft, a black goat is used to remove “bad luck” from people.

I am also aware that the ZCC is devoted to the cow. Who is the cow? The cow is a bull which represents the regenerative force, the horned god Satan and it is called the Apis bull. It is also depicted as a woman with a cow’s head. If you are confused, look at Baphomet’s picture. He has arms of a man with female breasts symbolising his androgynous nature. The Apis bull, as depicted, is likely to be the pattern used for the golden calf the Israelites made at Mount Sinai (Exodus 32), since they were undoubtedly quite familiar with it as a result of their long captivity in Egypt. Note that in front of the sun disk and horns, which looks virtually identical to some Catholic monstrances. Note the All-Seeing Eye of Lucifer on the picture on the left. Thus the spirit of Lucifer runs through the veins of the ZCC. Both pictures are from Egypt the land of bondage. God cursed Egypt and told the Israelites not to even get a horse from Egypt. But why does the ZCC worship something from Egypt? It is because the ZCC is the manifestation bondage and a cult of Isis… the death cult of Egypt! Mystery Babylon lives in the world.

What will blow you away is that; APIS (the cow), WAS EXCLUSIVELY worshiped by the FUNERARY CULT. 3.’Funerary’ relates to funerals and funerals link to DEATH. Look at the ZCC, they have a black cloth and they are devoted to the Cow AKA APIS. Do you see that Lekganyane knows his stuff? How did he know that the cow was worshiped by the cult of the dead? It is because Satan showed him that. Look at the black cloth, it’s colour represents death, thus a ZCC member is A MEMBER OF THE OLD EGYPTIAN DEATH CULT!! In fact, they even walk around telling those who know that they need help. Please help them. Get them to read this… the Apis cow is thought to be the image of the god PTAH. I have heard a testimony of an ex-ZCC member saying that ZCC prophets would often say a word that is a name of a death angel. This is very true when you link it up with information about Apis or Ptah. Do you know why the prophets say that name? It is because Apis had the power of prophecy!! Bingo guys. I just love it when the evidence adds up perfectly!

So far, the ZCC people have all the history, archaeology, theology and common sense against them. Look at the evidence so far, decide wisely.

I want you guys to look at the picture below, it contains a lot of information. It is from a Satanic Black Mass that took place this year [2015]. Look at the colour of the two men holding the goat – it’s BLACK. Look at the goat’s colour, its BLACK. That is how important colours are in the occult. The men are even wearing BLACK shoes!!

Look at the four elements of witchcraft-water [the alcohol and water bottle], fire, air and the earth (ground) they are present. He is a big one… look at the star on the man wearing red. What is it doing there? I told you that we are going to ask hard questions, answer then. The star is Satan’s symbol and I have concretely shown that. This picture was taken in a Satanic Black Mass this year (2015) March the 13th in Mexico. Get out guys get out… I also left friends behind in the OAC but I don’t regret because I am with Christ.

Allow me to quote from the Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, chapter 7, section 5:

To those who were initiated the god was revealed; to all else he was hidden. Now, the name Saturn [SATAN] in Chaldee is pronounced Satur; but, as every Chaldee scholar knows, consists only of four letters, thus- STUR. This name contains exactly the Apocalyptic number 666:–

S = 060
T = 400
U = 006
R = 200 ”

S+T+U+R=60+400+6+200=666, from this word- STUR, we got the word STAR.
Therefore, the STAR IS COMPLETELY SATANIC AND A SYMBOL OF 666 the code name of the beast. The ZCC is the product of the BEAST.

The next and final component is the star. You have read from Satanists, Masons and other occultists that the pentagram (star) is the symbol for Satan. So I won’t remind you of that but I will touch a very unnoticed blasphemy. This is seen when you look at the star and the round cloth. I will be very detailed here. The union of the star with the round cloth is a symbol for sexual union, the sex act, and the reconciliation of opposites, yin and yang. The star represents the male force, the male deity [Satan] while the soft round cloth represents the female sexual organ. That is why the Devil chose to make the cloth round and soft in the ZCC. The Law of opposites is also hidden in the badge. The star represents light and the round cloth is black which represents darkness.

If you study this, you will come to understand why polygamy is allowed. So, the star and round cloth is similar to the dot and circle symbol and it represents a sexual union. The star is on top because Satan is the god and has authority over them while Lekganyane is High Priest.

Statements by those who have become Christians who were into Satanism say that Satan appears like an exceedingly handsome man with cloven hoofs. These contemporary witness, sound just like the testimony that has come forth for centuries. For instance, in France in 1578 (long before the ZCC got started), Jeanne Hervillier testified that her Satan was dressed in black with hoofs, and in 1646 an English witch named Joan Wallis testified the same thing that Satan was “a large man in blackish clothing, but with cloven feet.”

Can such confirmation of the description by people in different countries at different time periods simply be dismissed? These demons also lie prolifically. The foundation of the Satanic religion, its basic doctrine from the middle ages down to the present was that Satan would one day rule the world. “The triumph of Satan will only be accomplished when the dualist dilemma is obviated and when one single force, Satan, rules supreme….This vision and ambition eventually became the fundamental Satanic influence in medieval Europe and laid the ground for the full-fledged Satanic religion known as witchcraft.

Manly P Hall also states in his book on magic entitled Magic, “…[the] pentagram. This was known to medieval alchemy as the sign of the cloven hoof…” (Hall.. Magic, Los Angeles, CA: Philosophical Research Soc., pg. 46)

Devils and demons are in each and every level in the ZCC; from the regular members to Lekganyane they are operating at full throttle. Thus, I propose this structure of the ZCC:

Lastly, look at Isaiah 14:13;

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Did you get that? Satan wants worship. He even said that he wants to be above the STARS of God. So if you are wearing that ZCC badge, remember that you are wearing a symbol of your god’s dream. The star is a reminder to him (Satan) of where he wants to be… but it will never happen because he will “…be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” (verse 15).

That will leave some of you shocked for a while…


1 MYSTERY BABYLON SERIES, William Cooper, tape 16.
2 CODEX MAGICA , Texe Marrs, p.456
3 AGAINST ALL THE GODS OF EGYPT, David Patfield, © 2002, p.6

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 5 – Ridiculous Rituals

“This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they maybe sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” -Titus 1:13-14

The above verse clearly puts it. Any commandment that supersedes God’s commandment will turn you from the truth. Jesus says worshipping Him by the commandments of men is vain. In other words, it is not going to please God no matter how much you try. In this part, I will look at the commandments of men the ZCC is strapping on its deceived members.

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. -1 Corinthians 14:33

1 – Enter through the broad gate

One of the satanic rituals of the Zeus & Confucius Church is what they do BEFORE THEY ENTER THEIR CHURCH. At the gate, a male figure (usually a minister) will be waiting with a bucket of water. Take this as your greeting, ZCC style. This water is thrown in the faces of EVERY PERSON. Whether you are a member or not you MUST get this water on your face. Before I continue, I would like to say that this ritual is ALSO FOUND IN THE good old Roman Catholic Church. I’m sure that’s good to hear (sarcasm there). Do you see the serious connection here? The Catholic Church has been used by Satan hundreds of years ago how did the ZCC manage to absorb this ritual? Answer: Devils and demons reveal these things to the leaders at the top. That is why I say the ZCC and ALL other fake Christian ‘churches’ will UNITE IN THE NAME OF PEACE. They are greasing the skids using planned events as springboards.

Let me describe how one gets welcomed at the ZCC gates

· The person should be wearing properly. A jacket for males and skirt and head covering for women. Mind you the OAC has these standards as well.
· The minister or “the water man” as I call them, will pour a handful on the person’s face twice and then he must turn 180º and a handful is thrown at the back of his head. After this he turns around and some water is poured in his hand to drink or wash his face with.

I have a couple of questions. One, where is Bible for this ritual? Two, did Jesus ever do that? How can you call yourself Christian if you don’t obey Jesus Christ? Let me answer the above questions… there is no Bible for these theatrics. Two, you are not a Christian because you are disobeying Jesus. Allow me to say this, I truly believe that something demonic happens when you get this cursed water thrown at your face. You have clearly seen that Satan is the head of this cult so what do you expect to get besides devils? Seriously, why would Satan do something if it didn’t advance his agenda?

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ” – Isaiah 5:20

Let me solidify the above points by mentioning that even Muslims wash their faces, part of their arms and feet before praying in their mosques and to Allah AKA the moon god AKA Hubal1. They also use the star. Think about that, seriously dwell on that one. Muslims wash their faces, feet and part of their arms before praying!! Doesn’t the ZCC ritual have parallels with that? Here is their religion’s logo:

At least 362 Hajj pilgrims were killed in a stampede in Mina as they sought to complete a farewell stone throwing ritual before sunset. It’s sad that all of these 362 died for nothing but the Devil and his temporary kingdom. Yes, all 362 are in HELL.

2 – Seasoning Salts

“But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? ” -Matthew 15:3

Why, ZCC member? Answer the Lord… why do you keep transgressing HIS COMMANDMENTS for the sake of keeping your rituals and traditions? You are in a position where you have made God angry. Why do I say that? Look at James 4:4. it reads… “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” you are in the world because you are not born again. “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.(John 3:3). the word “again” in Greek is “an’-o-then” and it means ‘from above’. You MUST BE BORN FROM ABOVE to be saved, nothing you do DOWN HERE ON EARTH WILL SAVE YOU. Let me prove that: “ And he [Jesus]said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. ”(John 8:23). So if you are not born by the Spirit of God NOT LEKGANYANE, you will die and go to Hell. Jesus is the ONE WHO GIVES BIRTH TO YOU hence you are a new creature. Lekganyane doesn’t save, it’s Jesus who saves, Lekganyane didn’t DIE FOR YOUR SINS Jesus did that. Lekganyane is a sinner, Jesus is NOT AND NEVER SINNED. Let’s go on…

I remember my dad returning from Moria with stuff in a brown paper bag. There was a tea box with B. Lekganyane’s pic on it, fat cakes (by the way, they are big – great value for money), copper wires, petroleum jelly and stuff.

For now, let’s concentrate on the coarse salt for a while. Occultists use salt as a cleansing agent as well. Indeed my dad seasoned the house with salt. He took a handful of it mixed with sand and threw it across the house. Later that evening, he burnt pepper mixed with salt and ZCC tea on a stove and we nearly choked to death.

3 – Thunder Theatrics

“Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.” – Jeremiah 10:2

God Almighty is saying that we must on learn anything from the Satanic world. But what are most ‘churches’ doing? They have learned witchcraft and are practicing it.

One of the ZCC occultic rituals they do is from witchcraft. It is what they do to protect themselves from lightning. I remember my dad bringing a minister to do something. I was told to dig holes approximately 1m apart. Then I was told to wear a jacket (which I was used to) and tie a copper wire (from Moria) to the ends of two thin sticks. The sticks were about 4m long. I then erected them and had to do this process on four sides of the yard.

After this, I was given a whip and told to crack it between those sticks. I think this was done to activate the occult powers to start operating. Every time a thunderstorm approached, my dad would burn ZCC tea and salt. But one day, a lightning bolt struck in our yard and I was afraid. That’s how Satan works, everything he does for you is TEMPORARY. In African witchcraft, you find these things. Ask any African, he will tell you that such rituals are also done in some homes. Instead of ZCC tea or coffee they use ‘muthi’, instead of the sticks dug in the yard they use bottles and muthi, instead of cracking a whip in four directions, they spit muthi in four directions and say some incantations, instead of burning ZCC tea, they burn muthi and lick burnt muthi called ‘insizi’.

From what is said above, the ZCC is simply using witchcraft which is part of Satanism period.

Point made, case closed……………….

4 – Sashes and Shenanigans

Sashes sashes sashes, what can one do without them? Just joking. To a ZCC member, it is not a joke. Quickly after my dad joined this church, he came with a small plastic bag that had small blue rectangular cloths. They were approximately 2cm long and 1cm wide. These cloths were sewn into all my dad’s clothing labels. My dad told me that they were for protection and these cloths were removed after his death. That little cloth is called a ‘khutane‘.

Other Satanic stuff were the sashes we were made [by dad] to TIE AROUND OUR WAISTS. These sashes had the ‘khutane‘ on the left, right and the back. I was told that the sash was for protection from lightning and evil.

“…I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing .” – John 18:20

5 – Hedgehog Healing

This one is another give away that the ZCC is a cult and that it is using witchcraft as a source of power. A minister came to talk with dad and there he pulled out hedgehog rods. He then started poking my dad on his arms, back, hands and all along this ridiculous ritual, my dad was in pain. I know for a fact that my dad got this nonsense from the previous Sunday he went to church. The patterns on his skin were circular in shape. This is blood letting ZCC style I say.

You may ask, what’s wrong with that? Everything I say!!! Firstly, where is Bible for that? Two, doesn’t that look like blood letting? Thirdly, is the pain worth it? And finally, why are the patterns around the gateways AKA CHAKRAS of the human body? The answer to these questions is that when a person does these things, IT’S ADOPT-A-DEMON DAY! The Devil knows that you are messing with his stuff and will meet you halfway. I want to add this, my dad has always been a fun guy, he was just a normal dad, he did make me rake the yard and other things boys do. But when he joined the ZCC, he became a rude, angry and fearful man. His complexion changed, his eyes became unusually red and had an affair with A ZCC WOMAN. So I know and have felt the ZCC FACTOR first hand. I am saying this to remind those who would say that I don’t have a clue about the ZCC.

6 – Car Wiring

The ZCC has another witchcraft ritual at its Satanic sleeve guys. This one is about car protection. My dad had returned from Moria and the previous day and packed his car to wash it. I was compelled to look under the car. Guess what I found… Mr Copper wire was nicely tied under the front and rear of the car. He was tied horizontally. Instantly I knew that it was for protection from ‘evil’. Another blasphemous ritual found in the ZCC guys brought to you by Satan.

“ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children” – Hosea 4:6

Let me just say this upfront, the two ZCCs (dove and star) are doing this for the money.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” – 1 Timothy 6:10

Both of the Lekganyanes are Mammon’s men. Imagine how much money they make by lying to these poor men and women? They are selling cursed objects, cursed products and cursed everything they can sell. In the Shembe cult, you bring some money to the leader and ask for anything you want. It can be a healing, job, and money. You kneel in a line and you bring your water (just like ZCC) or vaseline and Shembe dips his finger in the bottle and off you go with your blessed water or Vaseline. They bow to this guy and call him Lord.

One Shembe member told me that Shembe has been here since the beginning of time. And said that Shembe is God he went to blaspheme Jesus by saying He (Jesus) is not god and he only died for the Jews not Blacks. I knew all of that so it didn’t shock me as it might shock the reader. I happened to be with a Shembe man and overheard him praying that those who oppose Shembe [me for example], should be destroyed. It was 12 am… Thus I call the Shembe cult South African Islam.

This is a book that belonged to my dad and it shows the money that a ZCC member pays. They call it the ‘yellow book’:

Forget about seeing Lekganyane repent, it won’t happen. Why? His conscious is seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:1-2) the only thing you can do for Lekganyane and his friends is to pray Psalm 64.

“ For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? ” – Matthew 16:26

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 6 – Not So Kosher

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” – 1 Timothy 4:3-4

Well the ZCC does it again… this time its on food. In this part, I will give you the foods the ZCC members are not allowed to consume. I will show you the craziness of this practice and explain in detail. The above verse clearly says that in the latter times, there will come a time when people will be forbidden meats (different foods) and I am glad to inform you that it is in full swing. The Roman Catholic Church is doing this, the ZCC, Islam, other Zionist ‘churches’ etc. this just shows that the Word of God is true.

The first food the ZCC member must not eat is pork. They say that pork has demons. Really? Or is it you who has been seduced by doctrines of devils? Let me debunk that quickly…

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.” – Matthew 8:28-32

If you have a normal brain, what does verse 32 say? It tells us that the devils got into the WHOLE HERD OF SWINE. What does the word ‘whole’ mean? It means “all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete”. So all the pigs perished in the waters. I want to know how did those demons go back into other pigs? Answer that one. The Lord knew that people like Lekganyane will come around and claim this so He made sure that He let us know that ALL THE PIGS DIED IN THE WATER. I love the Word of God you know…

The second tabooed treat in the ZCC is the dove! Yep folks I am serious. The reason is that if they eat the dove, it is like they are EATING THEIR BROTHERS (i.e. the ZCC dove). So there is another proof that ZCC star and the ZCC dove are basically ONE, they are ruled by one spirit and are all set for one destiny – Hell.

The Lord gave guidelines (Leviticus 11 & Deuteronomy 14) to the Jews in the Old Testament that pork was a no no. First question, are the ZCC Jews in flesh and blood? NO NO NO. We are not the OT Jews. Jesus Christ died for us and we see that in the New Testament and the New Testament CLEARLY states that pork and what was prohibited in the Old Testament is okay to eat. I am not saying that there is nothing we can glean from the OT, I am saying that the we are no longer under the Law.

That is why the Lord said and IS saying:

Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; ” -Mark 7:18

That’s why the Word of God says about Jesus:

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance” – Hebrews 9:15

Jesus is calling you. Look how simple this is guys- Jesus is the ONLY MEDIATOR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT and by His death, He redeemed us from our transgressions thus giving us everlasting life and not everlasting torment. “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. ” – 1-John 5:12

Jesus saves, not the rules of the ZCC or any church for that matter. If you sort things with Jesus, you have done everything. He doesn’t need you to work for Heaven. What saves a person? This is a VERY important question. The Bible says:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ NOT Lekganyane and you can’t save yourself. Salvation is a gift of God not of works. How can you work for something that is given free of charge? Imagine someone giving you R5 and you reject it by saying YOU WILL WORK FOR THAT R5!! How will the person who made that offer to you feel? Think about that… He feels insulted and as if he is not important in your life. But do you know what will happen to you? You won’t get HIS R5 because you have REJECTED IT and even if you get that job and earn more than R5, your R5 is NOT LIKE HIS. HIS R5 can ONLY BE FOUND IN him and none other. This is the Gospel of Jesus. You can do whatever you want to save yourself but you won’t. You will make a mistake somewhere that is why you NEED A SAVIOUR.

And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” – Acts 16:30-31


ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 7 – ZCC Arsenal

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.– 1 John 5:13

I will give some of the arsenal the ZCC uses with sarcasm added. The items are cursed, I mean blessed before they can be effective. Lets open Pandora’s box…

1. FG coffee- this is supposed to be drunk guys no prayers.
2. Klim powdered milk- it works well with NORMAL TEA.
3. Trekker coffee- drink that don’t bath with it.
4. Cocoa powder- we make cakes with that.
5. Coarse salt- that is to be used in the kitchen.
6. Different waters1- I know of two. Salty and fresh…the rest is garbage.
7. Copper wires- tie your fence with those.
8. Whips- they work well with cattle you know…
9. Sticks- make fire with them.
10. Lekganyane’s photos- burn those.
11. Pepper- I need that for my pies.
12. Moria tea- throw it away.
13. Newspaper strips- read those.
14. The mighty badge- give it back to Satan.
15. Petroleum jelly- moisturize yourself with that.
16. Excella cooking oil- yes, its for cooking.
17. Rocks for steaming-well, I pass on this one.
18. Prophets- give them the Word.
19. Sashes- burn them…
20. Lekganyane- forget about him.
21. And Satan- leave him to the KJV,prayers and God.

Enough with the sarcasm. It is a pretty ridiculous arsenal I tell you if you are a child of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God says:

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” – Jeremiah 23:29

Here is what I got on my side, compare that with yours. I have got: consuming fire, a hammer to bash heads (joking),a lamp under my feet, Truth, the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, the sword of the Spirit, the angels of God, the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, a Heavenly Advocate, The Potentate, the Root of David, the Alpha and Omega, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Morning Star, the Lion of the tribe of Juda and the Almighty GOD. All of this comes from one source – GOD. Not some shop. I am saying this to show you how faithless the ZCC system is. There is not a spark of faith in Jesus in this church. They trust tea, coffee, sashes, water, prophets, Lekganyane and a bunch of cursed objects. I have God on my side all the tea, coffee and rituals don’t profit your soul anything. God gives life to a person’s soul and body and spirit. So if you have the true God, you don’t need all these stuff I tell you. All of these things are man-made, God is not man-made. Top that!



1 THE USE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF WATER IN THE ZION CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Lazarus Lebeloane, Mokhele Madise, September 2005.
2 Photos were taken at local supermarkets

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 8 – ZCC Brotherhood

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” – Proverbs 21:16

One thing I noticed in the ZCC is how close they were. My dad would invite his ZCC folks to dance ‘mkhukhu’ at our house. They mostly trust the one with the badge than those without. This is a brotherhood folks. Look at all the secrecy,rituals, dress code and symbolism. The bond that is holding them is purely demonic.

The initiation

Just like all good cults you see, the ZCC has its own initiation. What is an initiation?

The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.” – Webster 1913

So it is a ceremony by which you are welcomed to a society that men and women take part in. When you get born again, there is no one else involved besides you and God. So being born again is NOT AN INITIATION. In the ZCC however, you FIRST NEED to be baptized to be a member. So in other words, it is a works-based salvation which is contrary to Ephesians 2:8-9.

The uniform

The following photo shows some of the uniform church members wear during church services. The uniform is not supposed to be touched by a woman in her menses and it is hung separately. THE COW IS THE SPIRIT WORKING HERE…


The ZCC has its prophets as well. The masons call H.G Wells as their prophet 1. how do they prophesy at the ZCC? I saw this first hand folks. While the ‘minister’ was ‘teaching’, a lady walked in. she was slowly shaking her head. She then clapped twice and the congregation of the dead turned around to look at her. She then pointed my dad with her hands by making the sign of the Spear of Longinus. And my dad said I should follow him to write down the list of the things to possibly buy. The prophet then knelt immediately when she got into a room where other prophets were prophesying and my dad followed like wise. My dad then told me to kneel down and I did. The ‘prophet’ started saying stuff in Pedi and it was like I was visiting a witchdoctor in a church. SHE MADE VERY DISTURBING SOUNDS. This is because they are witchdoctors in Biblical terms. It really felt weird to be honest…

Since Lekganyane claims to be from God, we need to examine him further. The Word of God says we will know false prophets by their fruits. Look at the fruit of the ZCC. Its wicked, Satanic fruit and it’s an abomination in the sight of God. I remember reading an article where a president went to Moria to meet with Lekganyane. What is a Communist President doing with a ‘prophet of God’ unless they are alike?

Secondly Lekganyane doesn’t qualify to be a bishop. Say what? Yes…

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; ” – 1 Timothy 3:2-3

From the above verses, Lekganyane is NOT BLAMELESS. Look at all the cases of human sacrifice that have been committed by its members. I remember reading of such things in the Daily Sun newspaper a long time ago. Even community members in my area have told me all sorts of horrible things. Secondly, Lekganyane’s behaviour is not biblical. He is worshiped by the ZCC masses and allows Satanic symbols to be used. He uses stuff from witchcraft. Of course, he is making huge amounts of money from selling ‘products’. There is so much I can say about this false prophet, it’s not even funny.

Dealing with Addictions (Tobacco)

The ZCC has its own way of breaking addictions I say. I know of one man who is a member but smokes (with no badge of course-since it represents his god). He told a family member of mine that a friend of his suggested that he brought his packet of cigarettes to church so that they could stomp it with their feet. How carnal is that?

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12

That is why I say the ZCC is opposed to the Word of God in so many ways. They substitute clear Biblical mandates for their man-made stuff. The Word of God is spiritual, it can destroy spiritual things. The people are just men trying to be gods.

For the word of God is quick [living], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ” – Hebrews 4:12

Compare the ZCC method with what the verse says, which is easier? They claim to be a Bible-based church and yet so far they don’t even have a SINGLE POINT.


“While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” – 2 Peter 2:19

This photo is from a the same Black Mass I mentioned, look at the priest… he is laying hands on people who want blessings. The Satanists are doing this to transfer power to one another or for healing. So don’t be fooled by the ZCC people when they say miracles happen. They are done by demons, dark forces they call “power”. There is a demonic transfer going on when a ZCC minister or prophet lays hands on the person and will be under bondage.

Fire balls

Since you know that they have newspaper strips in their Pandora’s box, you might wonder what are they used for. Let me tell you want my dad used to do. He would put on a jacket and light those strips. He hoovered the fire around me, and gave it to me [with cupped hands] move it from hand to hand and give it to him. I think my dad was a minister at this stage. This is because he had started to wear a silver medal with a man’s head (probably Lekganyane) and he had those three papers for praying. He sometimes used the papers on my school books or on me and end the service by tapping them on the top of my head. Where is Bible for that?

Todd Bentley, a Satanist preacher, would burn prayer requests from people and said that by burning them, they will come to pass. The ZCC does it to the ‘t’. It is all witchcraft and God hates it.

“He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.” – Mark 12:27

Look at this, the ZCC takes pride in listening to the dead. This proves that their god is the god of the dead (Satan) because demons don’t have the Son and the ZCC members don’t have the Son either. You can as much holy tea, get baptized until you know the frogs by name, dance till the sun comes up, pay your tithes, sleep in Moria, steam yourself, follow ‘taelo’ to the ‘t’ but your sins will remain except you get saved. Jesus Christ is the way to Heaven not a man.


Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, thatthey which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” – Galatians 5:19-21

Idolatry is a work of the flesh and I know it happens in the ZCC.

What is idolatry guys?

Idolatry /I·dol´a·try/ (?), n.; pl. Idolatries
1. The worship of idols, images [THE COW], or anything which is not God [PHOTOS]; the worship of false gods [SATAN]. 2. Excessive attachment or veneration for anything [LEKGANYANE]; respect or love which borders on adoration.”

Wow, if anyone venerates anything besides or alongside the Lord Jesus Christ it is called IDOLATRY folks. This is because Jesus Christ is God almighty. If you love anything more than God, you are an idolater folks… I am going to show that this is rampant in the ZCC.

I remember when my dad brought home two photos of Lekganyane. I asked him why he bought them and he said that the photos protect the home. What? Where is God then? Their badges are little idols to begin with. They claim that those badges protect them from evil. They avoid doing anything against the ZCC’s laws while wearing the badge. That is because the badge is an idol.

Look at the warning in verse 21
“…they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

God means what He says and says what He means. Repent from these idols and you will receive Eternal Life that is in Jesus.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”- Acts 4:12

ZCC won’t save you – only Jesus can do that…

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 9 – ZCC The Yin-Yangers


The above verse speaks for itself no comment on my side, what about you, ZCC member? This verse is against the LAW OF OPPOSITES. The Lord is not double minded.

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” – James 1:8

So we know that a double minded man is UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS. Mark that down, he is inconsistent with scripture and we shall know him by his fruits. I am sure you are now familiar with the law of opposites, yin yang law of the occult. With this in mind, I will show you that the ZCC is following that principle to the ‘t’. The masses will not know, but Lekganyane knows this very well.

Satanists LOVE to be seen among men as justified. For example, Mandela who was a Prince Hall Mason and Knights of Malta did ‘good’ for the country. He did all of this because in his religion (Satanism), they are REQUIRED TO BALANCE THEIR EVIL DEEDS WITH GOOD DEEDS. This is works-based salvation- Satanic style! Do you also see why a works-based salvation is a mock at what Jesus did on the cross? Keep in mind that this is in line with what the SACC & WCC wants – one big apostate New World Order Church.

Co-Mason (female Freemason, oh yes they got ’em alright), New Age leader, and Theosophical Society President Alice Bailey in her book Externalisation of the Hierarchy teaches that:

“The three main channels through which the preparation for the new age is going on might be regarded as the Church, the Masonic Fraternity and the educational field.” -Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p.511

You heard it from the horse’s mouth. It’s coming, Jesus is the only way out. put your hope in Him because your leaders have sold you out. If you want Bible, read Revelation and Daniel and read Genesis 11:1-9. You will understand that it’s real. Lies won’t set you free but truth does and Jesus is that truth.

On my hand I have an article titled; ‘Gospelites gather to highlight HIV-Aids’ dated August 27,2004- Sowetan. The photo has Solly Moholo (a well known ZCC singer) sitting. Solly sang songs promoting Thabo Mbeki, Mandela basically and the ANC i.e. Communism. If he is a biblical man, why didn’t he rebuke these Communists? I have this article in my file. The same goes for these “gospel’ artists who yoke up with unbelievers and be happy without telling them about Jesus.

These so-called gospel artists perform on Xmas to celebrate the birth of the sun god Tammuz and they don’t know it.

Let’s move on to another one. This one is BIG I tell you. And shocking…it’s from Sowetan dated September 29, 2011. The title reads… “ZCC joins fight against evil spirits” what a joke! They are doing this in order to deceive the public in thinking that the are a good church. The article goes on to say that there were “…300 ZCC ministers and congregants” who descended on the Bosemahla Higher Primary and Masegela Lower Primary Schools for prayers. All they did was bring in more powerful devils to rule over the less powerful ones. The fact is that Satan CANNOT cast out Satan…

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. – Matthew 22:36-40

In the above verses, the lord is telling us to love Him and love our neighbours as ourselves. Nowhere did Jesus ever tell us to; avoid pork, pigeons and a certain fish. You may avoid pork and do the things of the ZCC, but you are ignoring the greatest commandments – to love God and your neighbour. Even if you say you love God, do you keep His Words? Jesus IS SAYING TO YOU…

“If ye love me, keep

my commandments” – John 14:15

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Deuteronomy 12:32


ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 10 – Heavy Heaps

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.– Matthew 11:28-30

These words make me cry… as I type this part I am in tears. These are the very words that spoke to my heart when I was a lost boy and looking for God. Look how simple this is… This is simple you won’t get that in the ZCC and Co. factories out there. They will tell you do this and do that. Jesus says “come unto me”. Lekganyane says get baptized; Jesus says “come unto me”. Lekganyane says drink holy tea; Jesus says “come unto me”. The “prophet” says call the ‘mkhukhu boys’; Jesus says “come unto me”. All of these people have their own sins; the prophet is a sinner, Lekganyane is a sinner, the minister is a sinner. Rather go to HIM who has no sin – Jesus!!

One thing I noticed when my dad joined the ZCC was that he was frequently travelling. Jesus gives His offspring a light burden and easy ways to do things but this is NOT the case in the ZCC. I know of one person who visited the ZCC to a point where he was supposed to be baptized. He told me that the members said he should think BEFORE getting baptized because there are RULES. They do things like the Masons you see; the Masons say you MUST COME TO THEM FOR LIGHT AKA LUCIFER. And that is what the ZCC does subtly, of course. They make YOU agree with the spirits and bind yourself with a verbal oath.

The first burden I saw was when pops took me to look for rocks on a hill. They were not just rocks, there were specifics attached to those rocks; they had to be from a mountain and that they had to be of a certain number. He picked the best rocks and I just didn’t like that it looked laborious to me. Another heap is seen in the different ‘kinds’ of water they use. Seriously guys. Water to them is:

understood to have life-giving and life-invigorating power if it has been blessed by either a minister of religion or a traditional healer (called inyanga or ngaka).” 1.

The different types of water

1. water from a spring (metsi a motswedi)– ailments, pains.
2. water from a fountain or water fall (metsi a leshata)-[for steaming, bathing] and it “ …serves to get rid of, among other things, demons and evil spirits in the home environment.”. How can Satan cast out Satan? (Mark 3:23) answer friend, Jesus is asking you.
3. water from a flowing river (metsi a noka e e elelang)– This water is used for external purposes.
4. water from a confluence (metsi a matlhakanelo a dinoka)-This water is used for external purposes and carries curative properties as it flows from different directions to meet at specific point. This sounds like some New Age junk from the Theosophical Society…
5. water from the sea/ocean (metsi a lewatle)-The salt of sea water is believed to facilitate the casting out of evil spirits. For external use.

Let me comment; do you remember that I told about witches travelling from place to place in order to open gates and get healing and perform rituals? This is it, there is no difference whatsoever. They mentioned salt casting out demons from the house and place where used right? Look at this quote from a witchcraft site called luck mojo:

“…whether common table salt, sea salt, or kosher salt — has a long history of use in rituals of purification, magical protection”. They continue to say that “Among spell-casters working in the European folk-magic tradition, it is a commonplace to lay down a pinch of salt in each corner of a room before performing a spell. This has carried over into contemporary African-American hoodoo practice as well.”

Do you get it? Africa has long known how to use salt in Voodoo because Voodoo came from Africa!

In wrapping up, I don’t see Jesus giving us permission to use stones to ward of evil spirits via steaming and sprinkling and bathing in salts mixed with “holy” tea. I almost forgot to say that I saw my dad pouring the Moria tea and a small amount of the different waters into the cauldron, sorry I meant iron bucket before he steamed. I heard him murmuring while steaming and that I saw with my own eyes and heard with my own ears. After steaming, he prepared water by adding the ZCC tea, salt and stuff.

I have a question to my ZCC folks out there. If your church is of God, why is stuff from paganism found alive and well in your church? Ask any African if he doesn’t know about steaming with herbs for fortune and they will tell you what I have said.




ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 11 – The Pilgrimage

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ” – John 8:31- 32

If you have noticed guys, I don’t want to be mean. I just dish out facts the way they are as I warned in the dedicatory. In this part, we will expose the heresy of Easter and Christmas and other holidays. Since you know by now that the ZCC is a secret society with Satan as head and Lekganyane as High Priest, you won’t be surprised of what you will read.

Every Easter, millions of ZCC folks go to Moria. One member said they receive blessings from Lekganyane- strike one. When they get there, they buy blessed products- strike two. Some go there for healing -strike three.

Lekganyane knows what he is doing I tell you. Look at this; when the ZCC folks go to Moria, they wear their uniforms. Pay attention to this… When the different colours of the ZCC come together at Moria, they are symbolically bringing the FOUR BASES OF ALCHEMY TOGETHER.

1. Earth- the khaki from men.
2. Water- the blue worn by women.
3. Air- the green from the ladies and men (since plants cannot survive without air- clever ne?).
4. Fire- the yellow of the women uniform.
5. Lekganyane’s presence is bringing in the LAST KEY POINT – THE OF THE COW OF ISIS AKA APIS BULL AKA BAAL AKA LUCIFER AKA SATAN. Thus Moria is one big pagan city where the Devil and his devils roam freely with no Holy Ghost to hinder them…

Let’s expose Easter:

Easter, as Alexander Hislop says (The Two Babylons, p. 103), “bears its Chaldean origin on its very forehead. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven….”

I just feel sad when a Christian celebrates Easter and blasphemously claims that it is when the LORD was crucified. Some so-called ministers defend these pagan days1. What a lie! Let me ask you these questions. One, why does the DATE of Easter change? I mean in 2014 it was on the 20th of April and this year it was 5 April. 2016- 27 March, 2017- 16 April, 2018- 1 April, 2019- 21 April, 2020- 12 April. I am sure you see my point… Tell me why and how can this date change. I will prove that you have been lied to and you are worshipping a false god… If your sister died on the 3rd of December, will you ever say that she died on the 10th of January? If NO, why do you continue to be lied to by your leaders since the ‘Good Friday’ keeps changing? Secondly, why does Easter ONLY OCCUR UNDER A FULL MOON? Let me show you how they change the day year by year….

“The Church Council in Nicea in 325 A.D decided that the Church should follow the pagan lunar [Moon] calendar. The Church made the Jewish passover into “Easter”, which is basically a pagan holiday to honor the goddess of fertility Ishtar. “Easter eggs” or more correctly “Ishtar eggs” has absolutely nothing to do with faith in the Messiah.” 2

“ But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.” – Galatians 4:9-11

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days” – Colossians 2:16
All ‘holidays’ are nothing in the eyes of JESUS. You can only be justified by faith in the Son of God. Did you know that the Catholic Church spread the lie that Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday? You guys are celebrating a Catholic holiday that was dedicated to Venus the queen of heaven aka Semiramis and on that day, human and

child sacrifice did occurred and virgins were impregnated by the priests of the Babylonian temple. They would then take the blood of these sacrificed infants and dip “eggs” in them called Ishtar Eggs. How can God bless such a day? It is holy to the witches and Satanists but filthy in the sight of GOD. Lekganyane chose Easter to be the pilgrimage day because it is a SATANICALLY PERFECT DAY TO GAIN POWER AND ADD ANOTHER THICK BLACK VEIL IN FRONT OF MY DECIEVED ZCC FRIENDS.

Christian Köhler’s painting of Semiramis the Queen of Babylon, 1852

Let me ask this, if it is a blessed day, why do so many people die terribly, why thousands of witches call it their holiday, why so many people indulge in sin and why 99.99% of the unsaved world LOVE IT? Remember that Jesus said if something is admired by the multitudes, we must instantly know that it IS AN ABOMINATION TO HIM. Easter is a day to practice witchcraft at a GLOBAL SCALE since the magnetic forces change and they open the ‘wall’ to the spirit world 3. The Illuminati loves this holyday 4.

“Easter… has nothing to do with the death, the burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ… absolutely nothing” – Doc Marquis, America’s Occult Holidays. He is an ex-Master witch. To solidify that point read Antichrist Conspiracy by Edward Hendrie page 67-72 for more insight. It is available on the Internet or tell me to send you one.

Christmas belongs to the same pagan category. They are ALL Satanic days and nothing in the Bible tells you to celebrate these days. The is no date in the bible that tells us that Jesus died on Easter and was born in the 25th of December. So don’t fall for these lies, believe God and what he says not men. Research this topic and you will find that these holidays are thousands of years old. For example ‘Christmas’ was called Saturnalia, Valentine was called Lupercalia, May 1 is called May Day, All Saints Day is Halloween.

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.” – Luke 12:4-5


1 Daily Sun, 29 April 2015,p. 10 titled: “Leave Christians and Xmas alone!”
2 ‘Moon decides date for Easter‘,First published March 26, 2011, [internet article]
3 An mp3 from http://contendingfortruth.com/ titled ‘MUST LISTEN: The Darkest Side of CERN The CONSEQUENCES Are Earth Shattering, Literally’
4 ‘You Probably Know This Woman!‘, January/February 2007 issue, David W. Daniels.

Note From Matt: Though what SAM writes is true of the ZCC, I must point out that “Easter Sunday” or “Resurrection Sunday” in my view is compatible with the Bible:

1 Corinthians 5:7-8Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

The word Easter is Middle-English (English from hundreds of years ago) for Passover, and the word Passover was invented in 1530 by William Tyndale. Its origins are unclear, but could either be Ostara (Pagan) or Aufstehen (German for “Rise up”). Ishtar has nothing to do with the Easter festival. However, all the extra stuff – Good Friday, Lent, eggs, bunnies, etc – yeah, that is of non-Christian origin. A great video sermon on the topic is “Easter – Fact and Fiction”. I would also advise caution regarding material by Doc Marquis – I have caught him out “spreading Jewish fables” (Titus 1:13-14 warns against this) and basing his beliefs on known heretics such as John Nelson Darby.

ZCC Exposed by SAM, Part 12 – The Road To Rome

“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish.” – Isaiah 44:25

I would like to tell you that we all don’t worship the same god. True Christians worship the True God, the LORD GOD Almighty. The ZCC is NOT CHRISTIAN, thus they are worshipping a false god. The ZCC god allows them to pray to photos, the god of the ZCC even allows NECROMANCY. This ZCC god allows a Satanic symbol to be used, the god of the ZCC allows holy water, makes his children worship a man [whom he possesses]. The ZCC god doesn’t have a problem with borrowing a lot from witchcraft and Satanism.

Let me prove that the One World Religion is near by. In the Daily Sun dated 29 April 2015 p.1, we get a story where more than 200 people attended a national cleansing ceremony at Alexandra Stadium, north of Johannesburg. This abomination was organised by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities. They talked about peace and unity because of xenophobia. Muslims were there, pseudo-Christians were there, witchdoctors were there, Rastafarians and more. The government started it and they are using the deceived to further their NOW agenda. Study Hegelian philosophy and you will see it.

The Roman Catholic Church practices necromancy as well and is the Harlot that God is telling us about in Revelation 17. Read that important book. I have some questions for the ZCC folks reading this… How can someone from the dead talk to you? If they are here, what do we do with this verse:

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” – Hebrews 9:27

How do you explain that Mr and Mrs ZCC? Your church is contradicting the Word of God. If your church was right with God, it would NEVER OPPOSE THE BIBLE. Once you die, you go to HEAVEN OR HELL. There is no roaming around on earth. Question two, if the person is in Heaven, why would he/she come back to earth? There is no suffering in Heaven, no worries and no crying and burdens.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” –Revelation 21:4

Answer friend, why would a person leave Heaven to come back to this filthy, wicked world. People rape, steal, murder, lie and blaspheme God… Why would he come back? There is no way A HUMAN SOUL COULD EVER LEAVE THE BEAUTY OF HEAVEN because:

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. ” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

Thirdly, if the dead person is in Hell, how can he get out? The Bible says after death is judgment meaning your reward. We like saying that someone reaps what he sowed but we don’t want to apply that about Hell. After death you MUST and WILL REAP. Imagine a rapist, murderer and thief dying? This person caused a lot of pain to many while alive… Will God LET HIM GO? Never in a million years! God is a fair judge and justice He will do by CASTING THAT PERSON TO HELL TO BURN FOREVER.

If you talk to “the dead”, you are not talking to REAL HUMAN SOULS. You are being tricked into committing the sin called necromancy. To add to that, that spirit is a familiar spirit AKA demons.

Definition of familiar spirit:
“Familiar /Fa·mil´iar/, n.
1. An intimate; a companion. See (Jer. xx. 10). 2. An attendant demon or evil spirit.” – Webster dictionary

Let me show you something you probably have not noticed about the word ‘familiar’:


I can extract tags or characteristics of the word into:

Family, Liar, and it is a spirit.

So we can say that these spirits lie about being your dead family members or humans in order to deceive you. Pretty easy isn’t it?

If you think that I am nuts check out the testimonies on YouTube about Hell. I will also give you sermons on Hell…

Hell of Hell – Reg Kelly
Jesus DESCRIBES The Reality of Eternal Hell – Dr. John Barnett
Hell By: Tommy McLeroy
Google: Phil Kidd nobody is laughing in Hell MP3.

Listen and believe the Gospel. This is the god of this world, the god of the star. Don’t follow him and his lies.

Reasons to leave the ZCC

Splits, A number of Catholic doctrines [holy water], Works-based salvation, Idolatry, Necromancy, Blasphemies, Blind about the NWO, Twisting of Scripture, False teachers and prophets, Mediums and channelling, Cursing, Secretive doctrines, Elite of men in control, It will return to Rome, Undermining the salvation in Christ Jesus, Prefer the teachings of man than the Word of God and more garbage.

Jesus never said that you can worship men as idols. Jesus never said we must twist His Words for our benefit. Jesus never said we must practice necromancy. All of these things are an addition to the Word of God; What needs to be understood is that although the ZCC people call themselves Christian, they can in no way be seen as Christian; for the very basis of true Christianity is not found in or among them.

“ That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; ” – Philippians 2:10


Open the door Jesus is knocking in your heart:

I am telling you, Jesus Christ is the only one who died for you and is the ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE YOU AND HE IS COMING BACK AT THE LAST TRUMP. IT WILL HAPPEN, WHERETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. After the tribulation He shall descend and the sun will be darkened the moon shall not give her light and the stars will fall. Then His angels will gather His elect. Mark my words, HE IS COMING BACK. The Devil knows that and he is deceiving you not to believe this. Cry out to Jesus to help save your soul and give you guidance.

There is evidence that He died and rose again from the dead. All of ungodly prophets are dead and buried. Klibbe is dead, Muhammad is dead, Buddha is dead, Joseph Smith is dead, Charles Russell is dead, E. Lekganyane is dead, Krishna is dead, Antony LaVey is dead, Gandhi is dead, John Paul II is dead and they are ALL in Hell. You don’t have to go there.

You don’t have to say this exact prayer but I am giving you a start. You have to realise that you are a sinner that deserves death and Hell, we all do and I am first in that line. But glory to the Lord for His saving grace – I am saved. Jesus is the way the truth and the life and no man will come to the Father but only through Him. Cults will tell you to follow them and do this and that Jesus says come.

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. – John 6:37

Loving Heavenly Father, open my heart to receive Your promise of eternal life through Your Son, Jesus Christ. I admit that I have sinned, and that I have been deceived by the devil. But I now desire to live for You, and to honour You with my life. Please forgive me, cleanse me and heal me by the Blood of Christ. I believe that only through Your shed Blood, and the resurrection power of Your Name, do I have complete forgiveness of sins and eternal life. I now confess aloud and believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that He is God incarnate as recorded in the Bible. And I renounce the unholy spirits of necromancy and deception in the Name of Jesus Christ. I receive all of this by faith in the Wonderful Name of Your Son Jesus. Amen!

ZCC Testimony – Mercy

This is the written testimony of a woman, whom I shall call Mercy (she wishes for her full name and details to be concealed), which I received on 24 June 2012.

I am so very tired, having spent almost the whole day and night on the ZCC issue. I remembered of many other events that took place while I was still a ZCC member last night but have since forgotten. I will however write them down and send them to you at a later stage. I also could not edit, please do so. Please remove my surname on the testimony but my name: Mercy.

I challenge the ZCC bishops to stop teaching every member of their church to be prophets. Who do they prophesy to if they are all prophets? When I asked my father after leaving ZCC what I can do to be a prophet, he said the spirit will come to me – I do not have to be taught. To prove this right, I searched for how some of the biblical great got their power, Moses – Exodus 3:1, Jesus – (?) 2:39-40, 46-52, David – 1 Samuel 16:13, Elisha – 2 Kings 2:9, Solomon – 1 Kings 3: 5 and Samson (?).  They were not taught like the ZCC members.

Since we are not all ZCC members, they must forbid their prophets to keep watching us and interceding our spirits. When I pray, they often interrupt me spiritually telling to say something about Lekganyane.

The star bishop apparently tells his congregation that all SA citizens will become ZCC members. This to me will be the end of the world.

I agree 100% with the message in this article. Although my father is a pastor in another church, I had a vision that appeared so strongly that it shook me. In the vision I saw someone say ‘you have to be a ZCC member’. You have no choice.’ I have never been so scared in my life even though I had a million visions before, though not about ZCC.

I eventually joined the church from 2005 to 2008. I will regret this for the rest of my life. I was taught to become a prophet, which they do for all their 3mllion plus members. They could not succeed making a prophet. They started accusing me a sinner and cursing me. They prophesised my parents, siblings, friends, colleagues etc are bewitching me. I was eventually left alone and avoided my family members, not taking their calls and wanting them in my car because I was told they want to kill me. One prophet was at the Alex branch who said my mother was bewitching me. They have a policy that a women should not touch a men’s khaki uniform. However, they prophesised in the Moria Star church that I must dress my then 5 year old son with this khaki uniform. This is despite me asking why they give me such a message when it’s against their policy. The answer was that ‘the ZCC ancestors and mine have agreed I should do so’. I once received a message from one of their prophet which I decided not to execute and I was punished for that and labelled “high headed, stubborn, think I know better cause I’m educated”, and all that. Knowing this, I decided to buy the khaki the same weekend. What happened there after was sad – I had a vision that a ZCC spirit is now with all my father’s family. Within 3 months I lost an Audi A4 and I still owed R140 000. I left my job for 2 weeks because one of the prophets was a student in 2007 at the university where I work, she sent a strong message while I was still at work. Since I didn’t have any work left for the day, I left for home and never came back for 2 weeks, just hating my work that I loved so much. My students supported me since I had never missed my lecturers with them, but my colleagues were made to hate me so much that I had to leave the university for another one. My brother lost his car and him, and his wife, my parents and a small child almost died when I had a vision when the ZCC bishop said he will fight for me against my family who want to kill me. They almost died even though they lost a car that insurance refused to pay for. As we speak they interfere with my spirit such that anyone of their so called prophets can talk to me spiritually with no other person physically present hearing. They stress me out since they have evil spirit in me. At the university where I work, I have some ZCC students in my class. When I’m teaching, they distract me with their evil spirit saying m bad lecturer, don’t know what m saying etc. It happened such that I had to keep on asking other students to pray for me and themselves against the spirit since it affected them too. Their prophets are forever following me and saying things spiritually that hurt and disturbs me. They make me forget what I want to say and also follow me every time I go to the bank. A closer person had witnessed this. While at the former university, they turned all my colleagues against me that they signed a petition for me to be fired although they failed. Earlier on when I joined the church, the star one, during the daily eve prayer service, there was an announcement for somebody to drive the pastor home. I thought to myself, I can’t do it since it’s late and m only with my 4 year old child. There were men with cars but they singled me out since I was the only women driving on the day. I heard pastors say “ we will show her who we are”. They could have mentioned that I’m the one who must drive the male pastor home. I suffered since then and they won’t leave me alone. I’m only living though the grace of God. I went back to my father’s church and Rhema church who all prayed for me and still do so. I have since then experienced God’s power, loving mercy, grace, forgiveness … I pray and would like the people of SA and the world to pray against the ZCC church that steals – my money and Car, and also destroy. They must stop teaching everybody to be a prophet. The Bible says, sSome will be pastors, others prophets, counsellors etc yet everybody for them is a prophet. Who do they prophesise. I hear in some of their branches some members take their guns along to so they won’t be prophesised. ZCC people know your every move – day and night they have one of them watching you. If I go to Mpumalanga, North West where nobody knows me, I find them waiting and interfering in my spirit. Every new member at ZCC receives this verse – Jeremiah 1:5.

Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Yet more than 2 years as a member, the bishop appeared to me saying I shouldn’t be in this church but my father’s church. Yet I wonder why he still sends his prophets to me long after I have left the church. This is one reason why some church pastors warn people against churches like the ZCC because they do nothing other than to ‘finish you off’. If you want to see that they are false prophets – look what is happening to Shilowa, a long time member of the church. Why didn’t they prophesise his future direction as a politician? The bishop told the congregation that he will be in parliament through his people – he’s only causing chaos since he wants one of his there.

While at ZCC I registered for my PHD and was also granted as scholarship – I received a message in a vision that I joined ZCC so I can be successful. Since they prayed for me to register for the PHD and the scholarship, they will take it away which eventually happened. I have resumed my studies with another institution though they are still sending evil spirits there for my progress to be delayed. One day I was at the Moria Star when they asked for people to assist with some cleaning. I volunteered with others members there. One of the pastors looked at me and said “Some people joined this church for their god to answer them – for blessings”. He even sand song called ‘nkarabe’ which means “God answer me” – for what I ask you for.–

While worrying about the ZCC prophets, that they keep track of all the plans I have, what I’m doing, where, when I had a vision of God giving me the two scriptures. Please read them. Jeremiah 29:8-9 and Jeremiah 23:1-4; 11-12.

Jeremiah 29:8-9: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:1-4: Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!  saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD. And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:11-12: For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

They watched my bank account and made sure I’m left with nothing at the end of the day. In 2008, they said I know too much and that they have taken 4 things from me – car, an investment house I had bought, my job, another job I had for additional income plus the fact that I had to cede my studies; I must be killed.

They prophesied that I will not leave until the end of 2010 since I am not becoming their prophets. This despite the fact that I followed the commands and drank their so called Tea of Life – the one you referred to as the holy tea. One of the pastors told me that I would lose everything if I don’t practice prophetic, I think that’s before I lost my assets.

They also prophesied that my elder son wants to kill me where I ended up cancelling my life assurance to punish my son so that when I die he won’t get a cent. I also saw the bishop in the vision telling me that my siblings were also planning to kill me for my life assurance.

I hope to hear more testimonies from other people who suffered like myself. Together we can stop these hypocrites who are destroying our beloved country and its beautiful people.

The challenge we have now is convincing people that this is really a true testimony. I destroyed all my uniforms after leaving the church and anything that reminds me of them. There a story last year of a ZCC woman who burnt her 2 or 3 children to death and I thought they might have been showed to do so in the vision. Another story is four people who died at one of their branches after drinking the tea prepared for them at the church; the only explanation was that the person who did so was not a pastor. No one ever took them to task, nor were there any police investigations. The stories were broadcast on television.

ZCC Testimony – Mokgadi

This is a testimony, information I received on 18 September 2012 – from Mokgadi.

I greet you beloved in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. i grew up in ZCC church, where my Dad was a priest. my problem was that we never prayed in the name of Jesus. We prayed in the name of Egenas, Edward and Barnabas Lekganyane. Though the congregation does not see it, they deny God the Father. They call themselves ‘dichewana’, meaning ‘orphans’. Remember, the Bible teaches us that we have a Father in Heaven. Even the songs that they sing they also deny the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mong-wa rena oa re lwela, empa rona ga re mmone. re tla dula le Ramarumo, re tshepe ena fela” meaning: “Our master is fighting for us though we do not see him. we will stay with Ramarumo and trust him only”…

Every activity that takes place there is evil, not Biblical. They drink teas and water from rivers. This water is prayed for by unrighteous men who have denied the gift of righteousness from Christ. Yes, they carry Bibles, but they only believe in what the prophets say. When the ZCC prophet calls a member or anyone to give them a message, the first they kneel down. The victim is facing the prophet. Then the prophet will say “Go bolela Ramarumo Lekganyane” meaning ‘Ramarumo Lekganyane is speaking”. The member has to respond with amen, meaning “I agree”. In this scenario the prophet will reveal the problems or what might come to pass and the solution (which is the instruction of what the ancestors and Ramarumo wants the victim to do).

Most times members are instructed “Go phulwa”. I don’t have an English word for this, but in details, the member has go to a priest, who will use a needle in the nostrils, hands and feet. Blood will start coming out. They say sickness is also coming out from there. This is also denying the power of the Blood of Jesus, trampling it underfoot.

And also for protection in their homes, they use ‘holy water’ from the river, stones from the mountain on four corners of the house, (scatter) salt all over in the house, and they burn coffee (trekker or fg) that will smell for more than two weeks in the house and on your clothes.

Another thing is that a uniform sends a message e.g policemen. Now these people have their uniforms which are also for protection (or so they believe). But this uniform sends a message that “I belong to a church”. Paul once asked: “Why do u say I am of Paul, I am of so and so’… it shows they do not belong to Christ because all nations shall come together and worship one God.

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. We can get to the Father only through Him!

ZCC Testimony Victoria Ngake

From ZCC, rape and suicide to a life of victory!

I grew up in a family that fellowship at Zion Christian Church (ZCC).  I got baptized in that church and believed that Lekganyane was a living god.  We worshiped him and dedicated our prayers to him and used his name in every situation that you might be going through.

During January 2011 I met a friend at college who would always preach the gospel to me about Jesus Christ and how much God loves me and wants me to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

On the 21st March 2011 I accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. 

From that moment my life changed and I began feeling important and my life was worth living for.

On the 30th October 2011 I got raped by a very close friend whom I trusted. I couldn’t understand why it happened to me because the word of God says: when my enemies attack me they will stumble and fall.  I began cursing God and felt like my life is not worth living.  I hated myself and blamed God for what happened.

Early January 2012 I went to prison to see the guy and he pleaded with me to forgive him and withdraw the charges.  I considered it only to later learned that it was just an act.  On the 7th February 2012 I decided to commit suicide, drank 2 packets of tablets and was admitted at the hospital for 3 days.

The doctor told me that there is nothing he can prescribe for me because the tablets did no harm to me.  I did not believe it “how can I drink 40 tablets and come out alive!”. I realized my planes are not Gods planes.

When I got out of hospital I feared God and loved Him more, that is why today I say: “No matter how hopeless your situation may look, nothing is impossible through Christ. Your problems can be a miracle.”

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