Joseph Lekganyane of the ZCC (Dove) dies


Saturday, 11 November 1972

Joseph Engenas Matlhakanye Lekganyane, leader of the St Engenas Zion Christian Church (the Dove) with support spanning rural and urban areas, died in Warmberg, Pietersburg district. Upon the death of Engenas, the founder of the ZCC, the struggle between Edward and Joseph for church leadership led to a split in the ZCC.

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  1. Verwey, E.J. (ed)(1995). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.1, Pretoria: HSRC.

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This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011