[notice]Andre Viljoen speaks to former senior African National Congress provincial leader Mkhangeli Matomela, three months after he resigned from the ANC to lead a political movement dedicated to advancing the kingdom of God.[/notice]
When South Africans go to the polls next year they will have to decide whether to vote for the kingdom of God or the kingdom of darkness, said former ANC provincial leader, Mkhangeli Matomela.
Matomela, who convenes the fledgling Kingdom Governance Movement (KGM) said there is a deep crisis in South African society today as a result of the ANC abandoning its historical Christian values in favour of secular humanist policies pushed by the New Age Movement. Christians who vote next year for parties that support secular humanist politics will be voting for the antichrist. Those that vote for parties that honour and acknowledge God will be voting for justice, peace and righteousness, he said.
The 56-year-old politician, who I was interviewing in his King William’s Town home, resigned from the ANC three months ago to “spread the gospel of the Kingdom of God” through the KGM. Inspired by the Holy Spirit to move from a purely prophetic role into the trenches of politics, he said the KGM will contest the 2014 elections on a “prophetic Kingdom politics” ticket calling for the establishment of a values-based society. He said they hope to establish a “Kingdom Governance Alliance” with parties and organisations that are for the Kingdom of God and against secular humanist politics.
Matomela joined the ANC in 1980. He was a co-founder of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union, joined the Eastern Cape legislature in 1994, where he served variously as the ANC’s whip, the legislature’s speaker, education MEC and, at the time of his resignation, as the chairperson of the finance portfolio committee.
Alice Bailey charter
He said his Kingdom focus is not a new thing. He is a founder member of the Godly Governance Network (a prophetic voice which engages the Government in promoting godliness in governance) that was established in the Eastern Cape Legislature in 2000. Before the 2009 elections he warned then ANC President, Jacob Zuma, that the party was rapidly implementing the 10-point anti-Christian charter of late theosophist and New Age Movement proponent, Alice Bailey. He subsequently expressed his misgivings to other ANC national and provincial leaders but his warnings were not heeded.
“On the 26th of May  I felt strongly that the Lord wanted me to come out of the ANC because I have been carrying this message of the Kingdom of God for a long time,” he said.
His split with the ANC was sealed in late August after he was called by the party leadership to explain media reports of comments he made at a church gathering about the ANC’s New Age character. After a long discussion the ANC leaders finally accepted that he had a calling from God and should be allowed to pursue it.
During his amicable parting with the ANC he told them he was not against the party and that his move was in fact intended by God to save them by turning them back to their roots. He said the party was founded on Christian values by Christians and kings who honoured God and by leaders who were educated in Christian schools. He said God has sustained the ANC for more than 100 yrs because of its Christian foundation.
Explaining the “prophetic Kingdom politics” vision of the KGM he said they want to establish a values-based society that is built on absolute values and principles that come from the character of God. The problem with the current SA Constitution is that it is based on rights. He said true rights are gifts from God and that rights must always be aligned with inalienable godly values. KGM proposes the drawing up of a Charter of Shared Values based on Biblical and community values. Key values from this legal document should be enshrined in Chapter 1 of a proposed new values-based Constitution to guide policymakers and the judiciary and transform society according to the pattern of heaven.
Matomela said that despite its godly foundation the ANC has implemented the complete 10 point charter of Alice Bailey in a remarkably short time. He said it has undemocratically implemented antichrist laws such a legalising abortion and gay marriage, that are not endorsed by its resolutions, its manifesto or by its rank and file members.
ANC not running the country
“Although we gave the ANC the mandate to run this country it is not running the country. The New Age Movement, through its champions, the United Nations and the EU, are running this nation,” he said.
He said the ANC is allowing itself to be dictated to by the UN and its ‘One World Order’ allies because of various international agreements it has signed. The agenda is also being subtly pushed by a few individuals within the organisation.
“They [the ANC] should reject it. But I think they have run out of ideas. They are trapped,” he said.
Nor does Matomela let the Church off the hook. Some churches are endorsing the antichrist laws, as envisaged in one of the clauses of the Alice Bailey charter. Others are silent – which amounts to endorsement, he said.
“None of us are innocent. We must repent and be bold enough to take the bit in our mouths,” he said.
Matomela said he has already shared the KGM’s vision with the leaders of several Christian-based political parties. He said the party will not divide the Christian vote as some fear. The fact is that until now most Christians in South Africa have voted for the ANC and other parties that practice secular humanist politics, he said. The message of the KGM is not religious but to focus on the Kingdom of God, which is what Jesus taught about most. Prophetic Kingdom politics is about rulership guided by the will and purposes of God, while secular humanist politics is rulership under Lucifer who is always opposed to God, he said.
He said the KGM will engage all political parties, churches, ministry organisations, traditional leaders and society in general, with its call for voters to align themselves with the vision of a society based on the values of the Kingdom of God. He said like-minded parties were free to remain and retain their own identity.It was not about the KGM but about establishing a Kingdom Godly Alliance.
He again stressed that the KGM is not attacking the ANC but ministering to it as it is a victim of the antichrist. He said that by entering the elections the KGM is adopting a stronger position from which to minister to the ruling party. He predicted that the ANC will start to listen to the call to come out of secular humanist politics once it sees people supporting the KGM.
“I see the ANC currently in the position of the first King of Israel, Saul, with the KGM emerging as a David. They have lost their Kingdom mandate, and as David the KGM is rising up.”
He said God has shown him through scripture that the KGM must adopt the same attitude to the ANC as David adopted with Saul.
“We will treat them with respect because we respect those who are in government. God will not remove the ANC if David is not ready. David must be ready and then God is going to honour him.”