ALLIANCE CHURCH COMMENDED FOR TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMMES
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.
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.