Prisiding bishop MJH Ubane died on 28th of January, 2021

Paul writes to Timothy knowing his time on this earth is limited the following words: “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith!” 2 Timothy 4 v 7.


It is with these words of victory that we share with you the sad news of the passing on of our Bishop MJH Ubane, the Presiding Bishop of ELCSA, during the night of the 28th of January 2021. The Presiding Bishop worked like a whirlwind to accomplish the mission set before him, he has indeed completed his task well, he has finished his race and above all, he has kept the faith.
The Leadership of ELCSA extends her heartfelt condolences to the Ubane family and members of ELCSA.

At this time of mourning, let us respect the privacy of the family. Messages of condolences for the Presiding Bishop can be sent to the office of the Acting General Secretary at this email address:

We will update Members and Partners on any further development.

As Christians we know that we are on a journey, a journey to a better condition. “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away.” Revelations 21 v 4.

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