The election of Bishop Thabo Makgoba as the new Archbishop of Cape Town bodes well for the country's Christian churches, the South African Council of Churches said yesterday.
"His election bodes well for the southern African ecumenical movement and South Africa's young democracy and development," said SACC general secretary Eddie Makue.
At 46, Makgoba is possibly the youngest archbishop in the history of the Anglican church in South Africa. He takes over from Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, who is retiring this year. - Sapa