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Veteran ac­tress Lil­ian Dube (72), who at­tends St Thomas Angli­can Church in Lin­den, Jo­han­nes­burg, says af­ter spend­ing Easter “wor­ship­ping God with my fel­low church mem­bers”, she plans to visit the Rand Show at Nas­rec with her grand­chil­dren.

She says grow­ing up in church made her love re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties. To this day, she en­joys go­ing to church to wor­ship God and says she feels she has a re­la­tion­ship with Him.

“To me, the main church is within you as an in­di­vid­ual; church is the in­side of you, it is not about the build­ing,” she says, adding that the act of go­ing to church should be ful­fill­ing.

Her ad­vice to her fans is that they should cel­e­brate the Easter hol­i­days with loved ones.


Ra­dio per­son­al­ity Di­neo Ranaka, who re­cently joined Ler­ato Kganyago as the co-host on Metro FM’s The Bridge, says there is strength in num­bers at church.

“I be­lieve when peo­ple of the same faith and en­ergy gather to­gether in one place in num­bers, mir­a­cles hap­pen.”

When asked what church she goes to, she says: “I’m a spir­i­tual per­son, it doesn’t mat­ter which church I at­tend.”

Her plans for the Easter hol­i­days are to spend time with her fam­ily, and to make sure that the chil­dren are joy­ful and merry.

“I’ll also try to find some down time in soli­tude to hon­our the pres­ence and bless­ings of God in my fam­ily’s life.”


Kwaito star Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi says her sis­ter in­vited her to church to cel­e­brate Good Fri­day in Protea, Soweto.

She says she will not at­tend other church events be­cause of the na­ture of her work.

“I have three gigs lined up in Dur­ban this week­end, so I will not be able to go to church.”

She says she doesn’t have a spe­cific church that she goes to, but at­tends any church when­ever she can.

“God doesn’t be­long to any church, but he be­longs to ev­ery one of us. This means we can wor­ship and praise Him any­where,” she says.

De­spite her hec­tic work sched­ule, she plans to share Easter Mon­day with her in-laws.


Gospel singer and song­writer Khaya Mthethwa, who at­tends church at Umzali’s Oa­sis Fel­low­ship Cen­tre, says he will be singing at the Grace Bible Church’s Easter cel­e­bra­tion at Or­lando Sta­dium in Soweto to­day.

He says he’ll be singing along­side Dr Tumi and gospel artist Zaza Mokhethi.

Mthethwa says he thinks of church as a cor­po­rate gath­er­ing of peo­ple who have the same be­liefs.

“Church is my sec­ond fam­ily and it is also a place where you can grow your re­la­tion­ship with God ... As a leader, it is im­por­tant that I en­cour­age the con­gre­ga­tion and make them un­der­stand that God loves, ap­pre­ci­ates and ac­cepts them for who they are.”

Lillian Dube Di­neo Ranaka Nomasonto Maswanganyi Khaya Mthethwa

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