Leading anti-apartheid bishop has died at age 89

Posted May 8, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The funeral of the former suffragan bishop of Johannesburg, Mfaniseni Sigisbert Ndwandwe, will take place May 11 at the diocesan center in Matlosane. Bishop Sigisbert endured severe oppression from the South African authorities because of his participation in the campaign against apartheid. He had been arrested, detained without trial, and his house was firebombed.

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  1. The Rev. David Toomey says:

    Bishop Sigi. A gentle and remarkable man whose passionate faith led him on a life’s arc of justice. He demanded Jesus’ promise of abundant life for the downtrodden and he withstood terrible punishment as a result.
    Christ Church Poughkeepsie had the privilege to host Sigi and his wife Dorcas for a three sabbatical after his release from prison. His passion for Jesus and for justice was quiet inspiration for us, and for South Africa. Nkosi Sikelel’ i Afrika.

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