Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town is to deliver a memorial lecture honouring the Right Revd. Alphaeus Zulu, former Bishop of Zululand, in Durban on Monday March 30.
Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, born in 1905, was a pioneering leader of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
Initially a teacher, he was ordained a priest when he was in his 30s and served for many years at St Faith's Mission in Durban. During this time, he became one of the founders of Iviyo lofakazi bakaKristu, a renowned movement in the Anglican Church.
He was the first black South African to be consecrated an Anglican bishop, becoming Bishop Suffragan of the old St. John's Diocese in 1960. He then became the first black diocesan bishop, serving as Bishop of Zululand from 1966 until his retirement in 1975. During this time, he was also a regional President of the World Council of Churches.
After he retired, he was appointed Speaker of the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly from 1978 to 1987.
Details of the AH Zulu Memorial Lecture
Date: Monday March 30, 2015
Place: St. Faith's Parish
80 Carlisle Street