Alleluia Ministries International to assist NPA and SAPS with ongoing Investigations
On Tuesday, 16th April 2019, one of the newspapers published an article which stated that “two people were arrested on fraud charges in connection with the alleged resurrection at Alleluia Ministries”. As the story developed, other media platforms including television also ran with this story reporting that the two people would appear in court on Wednesday, 17th April.
The following day, after appearing at the Johannesburg magistrate’s court, the names of the accused were revealed as Nkululeko Dlamini and Silungisani Sibanda. This was followed by wide speculations from the media that these two people were members of Alleluia Ministries International. We have no record of either a Nkululeko Dlamini and/or Silungisani Sibanda being church members.
We confirm that we became aware of the Court Proceedings relating to this matter when these were published in the media. On becoming so aware we immediately instructed our attorneys to address correspondence to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Louw-Mjonondwane as well as Captain Mavela Masondo (whose details were recorded in the media) in which we confirmed our commitment to assisting the South African Police Services with their investigation.
In short, we, therefore, welcome the investigation as such an investigation will clearly demonstrate that, to the extent that there had been unlawful/wrongful conduct, that we have had absolutely no part to play in such unlawful/wrongful conduct.
The Church has remained steadfast in its view that this matter must be properly investigated. As such we welcome the investigation by the South African Police Services and to the extent that such investigation/court process finds that there has been any unlawful conduct, we would want the perpetrators involved in such unlawful conduct to be brought to book.
For any further clarification on this matter, please feel free to contact the church directly 011 443 5705.