The leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe)‚ Inkosi Vela Shembe has died.
Leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church Vela Shembe has died, details to follow @ANN7tv
— Phathisa Mfuyo (@thisamfuyo) November 24, 2017
It is believed that Vela succumbed to his long battle with cancer.
In 2016, the Durban High court declared Vela Shembe the legitimate leader of the church which boasts millions of followers.
According to reports, church leaders are expected meet and give details of the funeral.