Newly elected Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba was officially installed as SA Leader

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Newly elected Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba was on Sunday officially installed as the Church's leader at a colourful ceremony attended by hundreds of well-wishers.

Makgoba, 47, is the youngest person to be elected as Archbishop of Cape Town, was greeted with ululation, Kudu horn sounds and endless clappings as he was anointed during a church service held at the ST Georges Cathedral in Cape Town.

Over a thousand people, including President Thabo Mbeki, former Archbishops and leading business attended the service.

Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena and top businessmen Saki Macozoma, were amongst the more than 1000 people who had attended.

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Posted March 31, 2008 at 6:32 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Norman Beale wrote:

I seem to remember that some months ago, someone commented about the likelihood that Makgoba would be elected the next Archbishop.  This commenter or writer also noted that now Abp. Makgoba, like the majority of Anglicans in South Africa, is solidly orthodox.  Does this ring true with what others know of him and of this province?  I would love to hear from others on this matter, as South Africa has for some time been the “odd man out” theologically, in Africa, or at least that has been the sense that we have gotten from her Archbishops.

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