Celebs turned pastors: 5 of Mzansi's most famous religious leaders

Celebs turned pastors: 5 of Mzansi's most famous religious leaders

We often see people in the entertainment industry lose theirs ways. And, we can not blame them, imagine being 24/7 under an intense spotlight by citizens.

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However, despite the pressure they face, some celebs managed to hold onto their religion. In fact, they even became preachers.

So, Briefly.co.za gathered five famous people who transitioned from fame into religious leaders.

1. Kabelo Mabalane

Kabelo Mabalane is one celeb who completely changed. The 41-year-old was a member of the kwaito trio TKZee.

The South African musician was no stranger to drugs. He admitted to using Cocaine and Ecstasy. However, he turned to God and has never looked back since.

2. Pushie

South Africans got to know Pushie during her days as a Jam Alley presenter. However, in the second year of bible college, the former TV host discovered her true calling- leading people to the Lord.

Now, she travels the country preaching under Rheme’s senior pastor.

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3. Khaya Mthethwa

The Idols season 8 contestant is the son of a pastor. After making it big in the music industry, Mthethwa started to focus on church.

He was the worship leader of his father's church until his dad stepped down and handed the congregation over to him.

4. Pastor Benjamin Dube

Okay, so technically he has been a religious leader since the get-go, but we still think he deserve a spot on Mzansi's most famous pastors.

Dube is a very talented gospel musician, and his three sons followed in his footsteps. The Dube brothers joined forces to start their own band and, like their father, use music to bring the gospel to South Africans.

5. Phindile Gwala

Actress Phindile Gwala is not one South Africans would expect to be a pastor, and although she's not ordained, she does preach at her church from time to time.

"I preach on certain Sundays. I started last year in February. My parents are pastors, not the famous pastors or ones that give you snakes. It's not one of those churches. It's an old-fashioned church. I preach in Ecaleni, Tembisa and I am there every Sunday except when I am working out of town," she said.

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