The man who prays for us all: Mjita's 13-year mission to pray for South Africa

The man who prays for us all: Mjita's 13-year mission to pray for South Africa

- A man, known only as Mjita has spends each day praying for the leadership of South Africa and her people

- His name, is taken from a township name for a guy, and he believes he has been given a divine mission

- The man, who moves between “critical” spaces where prayer is needed says he has spent more than a decade on his quest to help South Africa

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With a Land Rover Discovery playing soothing gospel hymns, a strange figure can be seen outside the Constitutional Court at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg most days. learned from reports that he prefers to be known only as Mjita, a township slang term for what can best be described as the word “guy” in English.

Wearing a distinctive and somewhat peculiar outfit, Mjita can be seen balancing on the back of his vehicle with an old Bible in his right hand and a big cross in his left.

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His homily is simple: “The Bible tells us that we are to pray for those who are in authority. If we do‚ we will live a quiet‚ peaceful and dignified life‚” he explains.

“But because we don’t pray for those in authority‚ we have all the street protests and violence taking place. There is unemployment‚ crime‚ grime‚ incompetence‚ laziness‚ sexual assault, murder... all because we have called upon dead spirits [to help us]. Meanwhile God says 'come to me‚ the living God and I will do great things for you'‚” he says.

Mjita says he is on a mission to encourage Christians and all South Africans to pray for the country.

He uses his self-created public platform to preach to people passing by, praying for those who ask him to, but generally praying for the country and her leaders.

Mjita has been taking his prayers to various spots around Gauteng for the past 13 years. “I pray at all the strategic places around. Here we are at the Constitutional Court which is a very critical spot in our nation. I have been coming to pray here for many years‚ today is not the first time.”

“I’ve gone to Cosatu because it represents our labour force. I went to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange because it represents our money. The first thing I do every Monday morning is to go and pray at the Union Buildings. I go there to pray for the president and those who are in authority. I have also been at the Reserve Bank to pray for our money and the National Treasury to ask God to have mercy on our nation‚” says the man who describes his clothing as “prophetic attire.”

He has an Indian turban on his head and wears various items of clothing intended to represent all the races, cultures, and creeds making up South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation.”

An eternal optimist at heart, he says he feels that South Africa has the potential to ensure everyone is taken care of. “It is amazing that God has blessed this nation with so much. If would just use the money that goes to corruption‚ every South African would have a house‚” he explains.

Next time you are visiting any of the significant political sites in Gauteng have a look out for him.

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