By Mashoto Lekgau
SOUTH AFRICA – Award-winning gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane is fuming that rumour mongers have claimed that he took out a R1.9-million loan to buy a Mercedes-Benz for his pastor.
Ncwane took to Facebook to announce that he bought a Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG V8 2015 model as a “gift to God” although it was presented to his pastor of 11 years Francis Onosike.
This was followed by a backlash on social media attacking the act.
Yesterday the Kulungile Baba hitmaker told Sowetan he failed to understand the backlash because “there are people who slaughter multiple bulls for spiritual reasons and no one questions them”.
A Twitter user registered as @ThatKulBlaqchic claimed to be an employee of the bank: “@Sowetanlive he applied for a loan at Capi*** Bank. I work there. 60-months repayment plan for him.”
But Ncwane said: “I do not know why she would write that. I will be sending my lawyers to the bank to investigate for me because I do not have anything that connects me with Capitec Bank.
“People are making stories because they are fighting the fact that I made an offering to God. That is all this is about.”
Capitec Bank has since confirmed that the person is not its employee. Capitec’s head of communication Charl Nel said the bank was aware of the “enthusiastic” Twitter debate about Ncwane’s gift. “The person making the claim is not employed or associated with Capitec,” Nel said.
Ncwane said: “I forgive all these people who have been saying bad things [about the offering] on social networks. I understand very well that in life, there are children of God and again there will be children of Satan. They exist. They are always against good things no matter what.”
Ncwane said he posted the pictures of the thanksgiving ceremony because he “made a covenant with God and promised to praise Him in the view of everyone”.
He said he was thankful that God healed him “100%” from a heart condition.
“I was sick for five months last year with a heart disease. I was hospitalised in my house. It’s a miracle that people can still talk to me this year because I could have died.
“My pastor travelled twice a week to come [and] pray for me. There were prayer warriors at church who prayed for me every night for four months.”
Onosike was unavailable to comment as he was preaching in Canada. Sowetan