[notice]South Africa’s newest Christian political party, Kingdom Governance Movement, led by former ANC senior provincial leader, Mkhangeli Matomela, held its 2014 Elections Manifesto Launch in Butterworth on Saturday (March 29). Noel Ngesi (right), a founding member of the KGM Political Domain, sent us this Special Report on the launch.[/notice]
It’s Saturday morning the 29th of March 2014, the time is about 10 am in the morning. The start is very slow in Butterworth where the new kid on the South African political arena, the Kingdom Governance Movement (KGM) is about to launch its 2014 Elections Manifesto. The citizens are gradually waking up to the sunny morning and await with high expectation, for the start of the long-awaited occasion at the local two thousand seat recreation hall.
About a hundred metres away, the KGM Leadership arrives at the beautifully decorated venue where the press conference is to be held. Tantalising gospel music welcomes all, as the supporters begin to trickle in to be part of the press conference audience. About six journalists arrive from press and radio media houses and begin to collaborate together with the technical crew and the house photographer, setting up and getting ready for the conference.
Down at the main venue where all will eventually converge to start the event, some members of KGM comprising the provincial and district leadership finalise the venue preparations. Here too, the sound technical crew is putting final touches to the audio setup in preparation for the worship and entertainment groups that are on contract for the day. It’s about eleven o’clock and private cars, vans, microbuses and buses are arriving at the main venue in large numbers. Droves of people are roaming the area and are evidently waiting for the leadership to finish the press conference that eventually started a half an hour ago, and move to the main venue to start with the programme of the day.
Worship starts at eleven thirty and all gear changes colours into yellow, green and white T-shirts and some wearing white caps, all with the logo and varying strap-lines of the movement that include: SOUTH AFRICA BACK TO GOD, STOP SATANISM AND CORRUPTION, PLACE GOD AT THE CENTRE OF THE NATION, RESTORE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, ERADICATE POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT AND INEQUALITY, and BUILD VALUES-BASED SOCIETY, CHARTER OF VALUES AND CONSTITUTION.
Excitement intensifies and the singing goes wild at about twelve noon as the long-awaited leadership, members of the media and the conference audience begin to move towards the main venue, led by the Presidential motorcade. More crowds arrive in buses and from the neighbourhood, singing peaceful freedom songs. The motorcade stops at the side entrance of the hall and the passengers alight, the supporters go wild, evidently pleased to see their leaders. The guard-of-honour is formed and the leadership walk through into the hall and onto the well-decorated and arranged stage. The morning session Master Of Ceremony keeps the vibe going for the next 30 minutes and hands over to the MC for the programme, the Secretary General of the Movement, Pastor Sipho Mengezeleli.
The main programme starts at 13:00 and the introductions inform that supporters, leaders and members have come from different provinces and different parts on the country to attend the launch. The hall is fast filling up and at about 13:45 the SABC News TV Crew arrives and sets up in the at the chock-a-block venue. Speakers coming from different structures of the movement, leaders of various churches, organisations and institutions begin to deliver their messages of support and encouragement. The occasion is characterised by explosive Gospel singing and vigourous dancing.
Eventually at about 14:30, the main speaker, the President of the KGM, The Honourable Mr Mkangeli Matomela, is introduced by his Deputy President, Apostle Stage Stage. He takes the stage and delivers the Elections Manifesto which gets the crowd up on its feet and running excitedly around the hall. The programme is wrapped up at 15:00 and the leadership go outside to be interviewed by SABC TV News before enjoying a well prepared meal in the dining hall.
Several issues stood out in both the morning press conference and the 20 minutes session with the SABC in the afternoon. Journalists wanted to know the KGM’s position on:
1. Removal of parental discipline over children
Mkhangeli Matomela’s summarised response: The ANC led government has been applying the Alice Bailey (New Age) 10 Point Charter without the mandate of the people of South Africa. This clashes with the values upon which the very ruling party was founded, not to mention the fact that these points are not contained in the manifesto of the ANC, nor is the implementation thereof known by its very members. Where did Bathabile Dlamini get the mandate to stop parents from spanking their children in love? Matomela said he once asked the ANC Secretary General if he knew anything about the Alice Bailey 10 Point Charter and he responded that he knew nothing about it.
Bottom line, it is unacceptable that government has implemented the elements of this satanic charter undemocratically, and government must reject the anti-Christ agenda by the secret societies, with the United States of America and the United Nations championing this agenda. KGM will not rest until this satanic agenda is exposed completely and finally done-away with.
2 Twelve-year-olds’ right to be sexually-active
Mkhangeli Matomela’s summarised response: It is absurd that a 12-year-old cannot vote as a minor and yet a bill is about to be published that 12-year-olds can have sex and that this is their constitutional right that not even their parents can interfere with. Government is preparing our children for sex work. They can also abort without the permission of the parent, it is their constitutional right. If the ANC government continues applying these ills in South African society, its reign is on the line. KGM has positioned itself as an alternative government, not opposing any political party. Should the ANC government continue with this autocratic governance, KGM is gearing itself as the movement to take over the reign from the ANC – led government in 2019 at the latest.
3. The Nkandla scandal and lastly
Mkhangeli Matomela’s summarised response: KGM’s stand is that if the President is guilty of benefitting himself, together with his family, inappropriately from public money spent to enhance Nkandla, he must first pay back the money to the last cent, thereafter the ANC as the ruling party, must give us a new President. Matomela said this is however not KGM’s focus. The Nkandla issue is a result of the implementation of the antichrist agenda to destroy this country through corruption, amongst other ills. If we focus on rejecting and nullifying this satanic agenda, all things shall work well for our land.
4. Funding: Who funds KGM?
Mkhangeli Matomela’s summarised response: So far KGM has been financed by its leadership and some members. This has not been easy and we feel that new political parties are not fairly supported financially by government, for them to be able to contest elections. Funding comes only after a party gains some seats in Parliament. This matter must be looked into going forward.
The day was over at about 16:30 and we all parted ways to go and start preparing for an intensive marketing and electioneering drive.