The report did not specifically name the church.
The commission said in fielding the opening questions‚ the leader of the church stated that the summons to appear before the commission was not relevant to them.
Their leader said to the commission: “Our mission is to return the world to Jehovah‚ God.”
The leader said the church had not registered anything in this world and did not have bank statements.
“The seven of us here are angels from the heavens. We came from Jehovah. On our way we created for ourselves a father. Here on earth he was the founder of the Angel Ministry.” The leader said in heaven “we created a father and a mother”.
He said on his way “we gave our father instructions to declare and pronounce the name of God on earth”.
“We informed him that we would come through him on earth in the form of flesh … some were born‚ but these seven were given birth through the flesh.”
In his testimony‚ the leader said: “Lucifer came to this world and breathed on the South African Constitution and schools … he took schools for himself … took the constitution for himself”.
“Here we are saying that education is wrong … because Satan has taken over the schools.”
The leader said he was not a pastor. “I am an angel from heaven. I sit at the right hand of the father ... we say children should not go to school as the devil has infiltrated schools and we say people should not listen to the constitution because Satan drives it; that is why we say people must stop working.”
The Daily Dispatch reported two years ago that the church garnered widespread media attention when social workers and police removed 18 children‚ following reports that they were being prevented from attending school.
It was also reported that older members were forbidden from working.
The Daily Dispatch said since 2015‚ the premises had been the headquarters of Angels Ministry‚ which was run‚ following the death of their father‚ by seven brothers – Xolisa‚ Thandazile‚ Banele‚ Philile‚ Phuthumile‚ Benjamin and Ephraim.