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Statement on Proposed Prayer Vigil for Mayor Gumede

6 August 2019 For Immediate Release The Methodist Church of Southern Africa MCSA has noted, with dismay, the posters doing the rounds on social media calling for a night vigil on behalf of the EThekwini Mayor, Ms Zandile Gumede, and others shouting, “Hands off our mayor”. We are greatly disturbed by these posts and we […]

Statement of the SACC NEC on probity and Integrity

Statement of the SACC NEC on probity and Integrity For Public office include legislatures The National Executive Committee of the South African Council of Churches, and the leaders of SACC member churches, meeting in Johannesburg, from 18 – 19 March 2019, believe that holding public office is the highest honour given in trust, to any […]

MCSA Press Release regarding Mehena & Sibanga recording

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa – Methodist Connexional Office 31 December 2018 Communique on Rev Dr Mehana and Raymond Sibanga’s Recording The Office of the Presiding Bishop has become aware, through social media, of an unfortunate and distressing recording of a private conversation between Rev. Dr. Vukile Mehana and Mr Raymond Sibanga. The Methodist Church […]

Video on Social Media of alleged MCSA Staff member

1 June 2018 To all Members of the MCSA The Methodist Church of Southern Africa would like to distance itself from a video doing the rounds on social media, in which a lady spewing racial slurs and obscenities is said to work for the Methodist Church. We are still busy with our investigations but our […]


“OUR SOULS ARE NOT FOR SALE” Fellow South Africans, the actions of the Executive over the past 48 hours have had an immense effect on all of us. We, as fellow participants in civil society, civil service, NGO’s, business, and the youth of South Africa, do not condone these actions. We acknowledge that: ‐ The […]

Bishops Comment on Cabinet Reshuffeling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 March 2017 The Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) is outraged but not totally surprised by the decision to reshuffle the cabinet, as announced by President Zuma late Thursday night, the consequences of which are already rocking the economy. “The recent cabinet reshuffle has left a distasteful and gaping wound in […]

MCSA Statement on State Capture Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 November 2016 The Methodist Church of Southern Africa joins the South African Council of Churches in expressing our shock at what appears to be calculated “intrigue” in the goings on cataloged in the “State of Capture” report. We acknowledge that the report is preliminary and inconclusive and that the Public Protector […]


STATEMENT OF THE METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA ON EDUCATION 27 September 2016 / For Immediate Release The MCSA at its 127th Conference, meeting at the St Georges Hotel in Pretoria, expressed grave concern at the crisis situation currently characterising tertiary institutions in South Africa. “We as the MCSA support the call for accessible quality education […]

MCSA Press Release on Media Censoring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 July 2016 The Methodist Church of Southern Africa is greatly disturbed by the alleged media muffling that is apparently happening at the SABC as is reported in the media. Press freedom is a fundamental cornerstone of any democracy and suggestions that this freedom is being compromised is cause for grave concern. […]