- The Gabola Church is unlike any other church in the country, it allows and even encourages its members to drink alcohol during service
- The church was founded by Bishop Tsietsi Makiti as a means to deliver the word of God to those who are shunned by ordinary churches
- On Thursday members of the church marched passed the Soweto home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to honour the fallen icon
The Gabola Church is unlike any other church or religious organisation in the country and could well be the only one of its kind in the world.
The church, not only allows, but actually encourages its members to drink alcohol during service. Therefore it should come as no surprise to hear that the church meets in township taverns.
Bishop Tsietsi Makiti established the church in 2017, he said he was inspired to bring the word of God to those who were shunned by regular churches. He noted that just because someone was a drunkard did not make them an evil person.
Briefly.co.za discovered that the controversial group decided to honour the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Thursday by organising a march which passed her Soweto home.
Far from being a sombre event, members of the church could be heard singing and dancing as the passed the home of Mam Winnie.
Mainstream religious leaders have slammed the Gabola Church as a cult which was a disgrace to Christianity. Some church leader’s event went as far as saying Makiti represented the end times.
Regardless of their views, the Gabola Church has been a huge success and attracted loads of attention and even more followers. Makiti revealed that each week he received requests from all over the country to open more branches.
Makiti has repeatedly said that God invented alcohol and when people did silly things while they were drunk they should blame themselves not the alcohol.
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