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Amid South African controversy, accused officials receive prayer for God’s help

During Sunday’s worship service, four pastors and the congregation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Pimville, Soweto, laid hands on African National Congress Youth League President Julius Malema and Treasurer Pule Mabe.

With their hands on the bowed heads of the pair and churchgoers’ hands extended toward the two, the pastors asked God to send His Spirit to fight for Malema and Mabe. The two will appear before the party’s disciplinary committee this week, accused of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division, reported Botho Molosankwe of the Durban Mercury, a South African daily newspaper.

With his sermon punctuated by yells of “Amen!” and “Yes!” the Rev. Tsele Setai said, “God is the only one who can deliver us from the enemy surrounding us.”

In his prayer, Setai proclaimed:

“We know that you are there with us in a fiery furnace; God, you will be able to deliver us. Your son Malema is here. He says Lord, it’s not my brother. It’s not my father. It’s not my wife. It’s me standing in need of prayer. Send your spirit on him, Lord, to fight for him so that when he meets those that need to meet him, they can only see your face. Daniel came out of the den and we invite you to also think of Mabe.”

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