Sunday 9 September 2012

Death of Revd Dr Khoza Elliot Mgojo

Media Release

Death of Revd Dr Khoza Elliot Mgojo, Struggle Stalwart and Man of God

On behalf of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, I extend condolences to the family of Revd Dr Khoza Elliot Mgojo, our dear brother in Christ of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. He has been a great friend of our church, and a much loved partner in the gospel, over many years, particularly in his terms of office as Presiding Bishop in those troubled years during the 1980s, and as President of the South African Council of Churches from 1990 to 1996, as our country faced the profound challenges of transition to democracy. His was always a wise voice of leadership, and a steady hand on the tiller. In his subsequent service on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, he brought all the wisdom and insight of his years of servant leadership, for the sake of the healing of our nation.

We thank God for his life, witness and ministry over long years, and his steadfast commitment to the gospel imperatives of good news to the poor, through pursuit of justice, equality, and dignity for all God’s children. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with his family, and all who loved him and mourn his passing. Well done, good and faithful servant of God! May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.

+Thabo Cape Town

Issued by the Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
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