Leaders are divisive, says Bishop
Methodist Church of SA Bishop Abel Mnaba has criticised traditional leaders for dividing communities along political lines
Mnaba told mourners at nkosi Gwebizilwane Sigcau’s funeral at Ntlezi, in the Eastern Cape, that traditional leaders should leave politics and concentrate on uniting and developing the people they led.
Sigcau, 65, a cousin of Eastern Pondoland king Mpondombini Sigcau, ruled his tribe for 47 years.
Mnaba said traditional leaders who were card-carrying members of political parties were biased towards those who belonged to the same party, the Dispatch reported.
“Only those who are card-carrying members of political organisations, like the ANC, benefit from traditional leaders, who themselves are card-carrying members of the ANC.
“This is not on. It must be clear that not all members (of the community) are party members.”