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Twelve Apostles head Caesar Nongqunga was last in the news a year back after his church (and himself) were taken for R7m by alleged fraudsters. He also has an interesting official CV. It provides details of his primary and high schools then adds, without naming any institutions and almost as an afterthought, that he also holds a Professorship in Theology, a civil engineering degree and an MBA. That makes him one of the best qualified church leaders on earth. Nonqunga also has a big fan in SA President Jacob Zuma who shared a stadium’s stage with him in Durban yesterday where they asked God to deliver peace, rain and successful local elections. All of which is strange enough. But even stranger was yesterday’s claim by the Twelve Apostles church head that Zuma has already been “anointed” by God for a third term. Dangerous talk indeed in these times of turbulence. Especially for a man of the cloth. He should know better than publicly flying unconstitutional kites to benefit someone with such a warped sense of reality he may well interpret it as a sign from above. – Alec Hogg
By Amanda Khoza
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.