AL­LIANCE CHURCH COM­MENDED FOR TRANS­FOR­MA­TIVE PRO­GRAMMES

Observer on Saturday - - News -

The Na­tional Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice – Isaac Mmemo Ma­gag­ula has com­mended the Al­liance Church for its ini­tia­tives and pro­grammes that are aimed at trans­form­ing lives, as these pro­vide a solid foun­da­tion for a sus­tained well-be­ing of the Na­tion.

Ma­gag­ula was speak­ing dur­ing the of­fi­cial clos­ing of the 43rd Al­liance Church An­nual Con­fer­ence held at the Mba­bane Al­liance Church last Fri­day. He com­mended the Church Pres­i­dent Rev­erend Jo­hannes Maz­ibuko for Mar­riage Clin­ics con­ducted by the Al­liance Church these are vi­tal in pre­vent­ing bro­ken fam­i­lies which can be a breed­ing ground for dis­en­chanted chil­dren likely to en­gage in crime. He said another ini­tia­tive which is vi­tal in keep­ing the fam­ily unit in­tact and so­ci­ety func­tional is the ra­dio pro­gramme “Likhaya Nek­wakhiwa Kwalo”. The Na­tional Com­mis­sioner stated that the con­fer­ence theme “Grow­ing and De­vel­op­ing Healthy Churches” is rel­e­vant in a so­ci­ety which is con­stantly un­der at­tack from hell-bent forces that erode the so­cial fabric. He said healthy churches that are vi­brant in soul win­ning cru­sades are re­quired so that peo­ple re­pent from sin whose el­e­ments per­pe­trate crime. He re­vealed that most peo­ple seem to be con­sumed by a spirit of anger which is ev­i­dent in the amount of vi­o­lence found in so­ci­ety in the form of Gen­der Based Vi­o­lence, Crimes of Pas­sion and Homi­cides.

Ma­gag­ula en­cour­aged mem­bers of the Al­liance Church to make sure that res­o­lu­tions of the Con­fer­ence are im­ple­mented to the let­ter since the Church is the bea­con of hope and a most vi­able ve­hi­cle for trans­for­ma­tion. He also noted that the roles of the Po­lice and the Church com­ple­ment each other and fur­ther do­nated five thou­sand Emalan­geni (E5 000) on be­half of the Po­lice Ser­vice.

The Al­liance Church Pres­i­dent com­mended the Po­lice Ser­vice for es­tab­lish­ing the Chap­laincy De­part­ment to pro­vide re­li­gious sup­port and coun­selling to its per­son­nel. Maz­ibuko also ap­plauded the Na­tional Com­mis­sioner for his role in pro­fes­sion­al­is­ing polic­ing by en­cour­ag­ing hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment and ca­pac­i­ta­tion as he per­son­ally ob­tained a Masters in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion. He noted that po­lice of­fi­cers no longer ex­ist merely to ar­rest criminals, but they also ed­u­cate and sensitise the pub­lic on pre­vail­ing and emerg­ing crime trends.

On another note, the Na­tional Com­mis­sioner hon­oured Apos­tle Hert­fom Xaba of the Christ Cares King­dom Am­bas­sadors dur­ing the Bishop’s Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion and Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Ser­vice held at Nh­lam­beni on New Year’s Eve.

Chal­leng­ing

Ma­gag­ula com­mended the Church for hon­our­ing the Apos­tle as per the teach­ings of the Holy Bi­ble. He noted that be­ing a man of God is de­mand­ing and chal­leng­ing as it goes with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of guid­ing God’s flock and wished Apos­tle Xaba a long and healthy life.

The Na­tional Com­mis­sioner re­vealed that along­side ev­ery suc­cess­ful man is a prin­ci­pled and prayer­ful woman. For this rea­son, he paid trib­ute to the Apos­tle’s wife, Cyn­thia Xaba, for sup­port­ing and car­ing for her hus­band through thick and thin to en­sure that he is not spir­i­tu­ally bank­rupt.

POSE: Chief Po­lice In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Khu­lani Mamba pos­ing with Po­lice Chap­lains

SLICE: Apos­tle Hert­fom Xaba and his wife Cyn­thia cut­ting the cake.

CON­GRE­GA­TION: Mem­bers of the Al­liance Church dur­ing the An­nual Con­fer­ence.

UNITED: Chief Po­lice In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Khu­lani Mamba flanked by for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer Mandla Tfwala and Tshepo Mn­gome­tulu

DO­NA­TION: Rev­erend Jo­hannes Maz­ibuko re­ceiv­ing the do­na­tion from the Na­tional Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice.

RE­MARKS: Na­tional Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Isaac Mmemo Ma­gag­ula mak­ing his re­marks.

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