Zaza Mokhethi Responds To Criticism Saying “I do not wish to present myself as perfect”
South African Gospel artist Zaza Mokhethi took to her social media platforms not to apologize but rather to affirm her supporters that she is still indeed committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ in a statement.
Bazalwane nginizwile (Brethren, I have heard you)Zaza Mokhethi
The statement came after popularly known sangoma Gogo Skhotheni hosted gospel singer Zaza Mokhethi on her podcast called the Venting Podcast.
What caused the Problem for Zaza on Goso Skhotheni’s podcast?
Zaza who was also recently part of DSTV Mzansi Magic’s (channel 161) Clash Of The Choirs took the opportunity to honor an invite for an interview.
Her choir was eliminated from the show and that gave her time to focus on her new music on her upcoming album called Shabach Shofar Chronicles.
Many then allegedly accused her of using the wrong platform to promote her gospel music album. In the interview with Gogo Skhotheni Zaza said we are all the children of God and that seemed to trigger people aswell as misleading.
What really seemed to get people to react with more criticism was when the Imbewu Gospel hit singer Zaza mokhethi said she does not mind to sing for even RITUALISTS and sangomas. Zaza also mentioned she was sometimes ashamed to be Christian because of how they seem to treat non believers.
She was seen to be blaming brethren for judging them as gospel singers when they take gigs to sing in unpopular places where circular artist usually perform.
Apology From Zaza released and confirms her faith
Dear people of God.
On the 20/11/23 I was interviewed on a podcast, The Venting Podcast with Gogo Skhotheni. The podcast interview provoked a fair amount of reaction within the Christian community and the public at large, including the subsequent podcast on Church Reality Check hosted by Ricky G Leamus. In light of some of the criticism levelled against me, I have taken advise from church leaders and close friends and wish to publicly re-affirm my faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Christian faith and the Christian community at large.
Bazalwane nginizwile (Brethren, I have heard you). I wish to re-assure the body of Christ as a whole that I, Zaza, am still a born again, baptised, Spirit filled, tongue praying Christian that you all know. I believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. These assertions inspire me and have been expressed in my musical ministry continuously for over years. Suggestions made to the contrary are untrue. Notwithstanding, I do not wish to present myself as perfect. I have taken the fair and reasonable criticism as the scripture directs us to do in the book of Proverbs 15v31-32
The invite from Gogo Skhotheni afforded me an opportunity to share my faith on a platform that is not ordinarily accessed by Christians. It is not unusual for Christians to take-advantage of these platforms in order to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In fact, we learn from scripture that our Lord often took advantage of unusual platforms to spread the Gospel to non-Christians, despite criticism from the Pharisee.
Unfortunately, some of the criticism levelled against me sought to use the interview as a basis to suggest that I am not a true Christian and that I have forsaken my belief. These suggestions cannot be any further from the truth and to base them on the interview is a result of having taken my responses out of context.
I take this time to thank you for the love that you have showed me by your comments on social media and private messages to encourage me and my family. Please continue to pray and support me and other ministers of the Gospel facing similar criticism in the public – keeping in mind that the Apostle Paul warned us of such times and sought prayers for himself, that he should preach the Gospel with boldness. Ephesians 6v20
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