DUT STUDENTS TAKE ON A SPIRITUAL WALK FOR SHEMBE
By: Nasiphi Gigaba
A fair number of students from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) took on a walk today in embracing their Shembe religion.
The walk started at the DUT Open House where they often meet when holding some of their meetings.
The walk continued to Steve Biko campus in aim of recruiting more students to joining the organization as well as the Shembe religion.
“I am happy to say I am a Shembe member because it is not just my religion but it is also who I am, it is how I define myself as a person,” said Qiniso Ngema, chief advisor of the
He added that they have these spiritual walks every semester for three hours to encourage and show students that Shembe still does exist.
This church based organization known as the Nazareth Tertiary Students Organisation (NTSO) is well recognized by the Institution as it is sponsored by the Students Governance
together with the School Representative Council (SRC).
Nontuthuko Hlongwa, a Human Resources student who participated on the walk said that the walk made her curious and keener on getting to know more about Shembe.
“I have never had much knowledge about Lord Shembe but today I actually was eager to know more and I really did and I feel deeply inspired by their religion,” said Hlongwa.
Ngema added that, in recognition with DUT a holiday has been placed on the institutions calendar, on the 2nd of May in celebration of the birth of the very first prophet, Isaiah
Mloyiswa Mdliwamafa Shembe who left behind his legacy.