Children must stay away from schools because the devil has taken over these institutions, following a deal it made with former president Nelson Mandela.
This was the submission made by the controversial Angel Ministries brothers to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities in Port Elizabeth this week.Banele Mancoba, one of the seven brothers from the ministry, some consider to be a cult, based in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape, said Mandela had made a deal with Satan to take over schools.
“The devil has taken over the schools. The devil was allowed by Nelson Mandela Rholihlahla. As Angel Ministries we say that as angels who sit on the Father’s right hand, we call on children not to go to schools because the devil has taken over schools,” he said.
Last month, police and social workers rescued 21 children from the church. The children did not attend school because the church is against it.
Mancoba said Mandela had meetings with the devil while he was in prison and sold out the world.
“Mandela was enforcing that children be sent to school when he knew very well that he had sacrificed them,” Mancoba said.He said the church did not recognise the country’s constitution because it was driven by the devil.
“The devil breathed on the constitution. We will not turn back; the South African constitution and education are dead. People must not listen to the constitution because it is driven by the devil. It is the devil’s spirit.”
He told the commission that the constitution allowed witches to practise freely.
“The South African constitution allows men to marry each other. We have come to Earth to fix those things,” said Mancoba.He did not deny that there were church members who had cashed in their pensions, resigned from work and sold property and given their money to the church.
He said there were nearly 200 people living on the church premises, adding that money donated by members was used to buy food and clothes.The commission is investigating the church for abusing people’s belief systems.
Mancoba said he and his brothers were angels and descended from heaven to find Satan on Earth. He said they had encounters with Satan, with the last meeting having taken place on Saturday. He said in the flesh, they were born in South Africa and had identity documents and birth certificates.
Outside the hearing, he told Sowetan that they had not captured Satan because they wanted people to repent first.“He has many people around him. A lot of people will die if we do that,” Mancoba said. Sowetan