Partnership-visits between ELCSA and ELCA

Dean Dr Mark Yackel – Yuleen (below) from South Western Minnesota Synod, will be visiting Ondini circuit on Wednesday. In the picture he is with four delegates from Mfolozi circuit who are presently in Praire conference in USA .


Rev Mahlobo  and ordained minister

Rev Mahlobo and ordained minister


Bishop and ministers at the ordination with Rev. Mahlobo

Bishop and ministers at the ordination with Rev. Mahlobo

Delegation from Imfolozi Circuit, Rodney Mbuyazi, Ntokozo Mbuyazi, Rev. Mahlobo and E.M. Mkhwanazi with ordained minister and Bishop

Delegation from Imfolozi Circuit, Rodney Mbuyazi, Ntokozo Mbuyazi, Rev. Mahlobo and E.M. Mkhwanazi with ordained minister and Bishop



New Calendar for 2015

If you would like to order bulk copies of the ELCSA-SED calendar of 2015, you can do so by writing to  ,  the size is A1 like the calendars of 2013 and 2014.

There are photos from the Diocesan Rally in Howick 2013 and photos from the Ordination 2014. Below there is a low resolution example.

Calendar  2015

Calendar 2015

A personal message of gratitude from Bishop P.P. Buthelezi

There is no greater love and respect than the one you just showed to my whole family from the time my father passed on till his funeral service yesterday! God is blessing you and will continue doing so till ur part of eternity.
On behalf of the Buthelezi family I take this opportunity to say thank you to you all who touched our lives in different ways. Your prayers, messages of support and condolences never went unnoticed! We were indeed humbled by your love, support and care during this period.
It is not possible to remember all of you one by one so pardon us if we mention below only those we remember. Will start with all my Facebook friends and WhatsApp friends who are always fast to respond on what I post here! Wow, my Facebook friends and WhatsApp friends ur so loving, caring and supportive; thank you so much for being with me throughout this period and some of you are still in touch! Am so humbled! I do know the Son of Mary is taking care of you and your needs!
To all my overseas partners and friends as well as my African and South African friends, especially from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa God bless you all. Am hereby thinking of:
Rev O Lovestam from Uppsala Sweden; Bishop Ake Bonnier of Skara Diocese, of the Church of Sweden; Bishop Jon Anderson of SWMN of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme of Oslo Diocese of the Church of Norway; Bishop Dr NP Phaswana of ELCSA Central Diocese (Gauteng); Bishop A Mnisi of ELCSA Eastern Diocese (Swaziland); Bishop Emeritus L Sibiya; Bishop Emeritus SP Zulu; Bishop Emeritus Dr MD Biyela; Rev Christian Lehmann of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxony (ELM) Germany; Canon H Mbatha of the Anglican Church; Rev Goran Rask, the International Secretary of Skara Diocese Church of Sweden; Rev Dave & Rev Linda Pedersen of SWMN, USA; Rev and Mrs Goran, Gunilla Rossman of Wixie parish in Lund Diocese of the Church of Sweden; Honourable Mr Nhlanhla Nene, the new Treasurer of the South African Government; Honourable Prince of KwaPhindangene MG Buthelezi; Princess Phumzile Buthelezi and her son; Mr Falithenjwa and his wife Dr Nonhlanhla Mkhize; Mrs Matho Gwamanda; Mr S Khoza Richards Bay; Mrs A Hlongwa; His Worship Mayor JF Sikhakhane; Mr Phumlani Mkhize from Mfongosi; Rev Bonisiwe Khumalo; Mr BB Biyela; Rev Stephan Gensicke; Mr J Makhoba eNtunjambili; Rev TS Khathi; Mr Jongolo the President of ELCSA GA; Rev PB Mathe the General Secretary of ELCSA; Mrs Nomusa Buthelezi uMaNtombela; Rev A Machika; Rev CJ Mthethwa; Rev TS Khathi; Mr w Ngcobo ; Rev P Majozi; Mrs Alice Mkhwanazi & her Team; Ms Qhamukile Bulungu; Ms Dorcas Sithole & family; Mr J Nyathikazi & Family; Mr CM Zondi & family; Mrs Nellie Ntuli MaButhelezi; Dean Emeritus TZ Myeni; Mrs F Buthelezi MaMkhize & family Appelsbosch; Mr BM Buthelezi e-Ulundi; ELCSA-SED Synod; Enkanyisweni Parish; Endumisweni Congregation, Umpumulo; ELCSA-SED PWL (Abasizikazi); ELCSA-SED PML (Amadoda) Dean JS Ndlovu , Empangeni Circuit and Empangeni North parish; Umpumulo Congregational and parish councils; Mr David Cele & his team; ELCSA-SED Deans; ELCSA-SED Pastors; Mr Mpikayise Buthelezi iBamba-Bukhosi bakwaButhelezi; Princess Zethu Gumbi; Buthelezi Clan; my extended Buthelezi family and my nuclear family.
Again I can’t remember all of you one by one but I thank you all who shared with us this sad experience up to now! God bless you all! UMfana kaMariya unikhumbula nonke ngabanye ngabanye nina nonke enihlanganyele nathi kusukela sekwedlule ubaba kuze kube manje! Uyongibuza ungiphale ulimi uMfana kaMariya akansangu uma nathi nxa kukuhle noma kunzima! Phambili ngoMfana kaMariya Phambili! Sikwethulela isigqoko mntanoMfazi!

Bishop P.P. Buthelezi

Johannes D. Buthelezi

Thank you for Supporting Bishop P.P. Buthelezi and his family

The Bishop and his family are grateful for all the support they received in the preparation for and the funeral of uMkhulu Johannes. D. Buthelezi.

We were specially grateful for the presence to the Presiding Bishop Phaswana, General Secretary Mathe, Executive Secretary Khathi, Diocesan staff, all the Deans of ELCSA-SED, all pastors and everyone who took time to come to the funeral of our father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Furthermore the Buthelezi family would like to thank all people who sent messages of condolences, who prayed for the family and showed support in many different ways. The support was overwhelming and came from very different destinations in and outside of South Africa. Special thanks goes out  to Empangeni Circuit and its leadership who hosted and prepared the funeral of uMkhulu J.D.Buthelezi.

A personal message of thanks from Bishop P.P.Buthelezi will be posted soon.

For those who weren’t able to attend the funeral there are a few impressions below from the funeral which took place in Imbizo Hall in Empangeni on the 19th of July.

Funeral of Johannes D. Buthelezi

The date and venue of the funeral of Johannes D. Buthelezi has been confirmed. It is going to take place in Matshana Lutheran Church near Empangeni on Saturday the 19th of July at 10am.

Please note that there will be no change on Bishop’s Year Plan, that is the Bishop will continue doing his work as normal. Tomoro on Sat 12th of July the Bishop will be at Pholela Parish at Nkandla unveiling the tombstone of the late Rev Bonginkosi Mkhize; on Sunday the Bishop will be preaching at the Empangeni Circuit Young Adults’ Conference; on this Monday the Bishop will be in Pretoria for VISAS; then from Tuesday till Thursday the Bishop will be at the Diocesan Synod at Umpumulo.
Only from Thursday evening to Friday evening on the 18th of July 2014 will the Bishop’s family be together at Umpumulo Bishop’s Residence. Then the Bishop’s family will move to Empangeni on Saturday morning.

Johannes D. Buthelezi father of Bishop P.P. Buthelezi has passed away!

J.D. Buthelezi father of Bishop P.P. Buthelezi died yesterday at the age of 96 in Umphumulo hospital.

The not yet confirmed plan is to hold the funeral service at 10 o’clock on the 19th of July in Matshana congregation, Empangeni Circuit. When confirmed we will post further information.

Our deepest condolences to the Bishop and his family! Let us all keep the Bishop and his family in our prayers.

Lala nokuthula Shenge.

Johannes D. Buthelezi