Nokuthula Mavuso. Picture: Supplied.
Nokuthula Mavuso. Picture: Supplied.

Nokuthula Mavuso left family church after 'short skirt' complaints

By Liam Karabo Joyce Time of article published Jan 22, 2020

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Actress Nokuthula Mavuso has revealed why she left her family church, stating her frustration about the way women were sometimes treated.

Nokuthula said she quit the Apostolic Faith Mission after girls in the church were sent home for wearing short skirts.

Taking to Twitter, the star, who has starred in "The River" and "Abomama" said, "“Konje I quit the family church AFM after an elder sent a whole lot of teenage girls home for wearing short skirts. 'Ba di gcebhezana ga ba boele morao.' Why? Ra disturb-a. The men had complained. Anything above the knee was unacceptable. Mom tried but I wasn't having it.” 

She further said that the only time women spoke from the pulpit was on Mother's Day.

“I had issues there, nje. The only time a woman would be on the pulpit was on Mother's Day. Women were mainly supporters of the ministry. I was raised by a woman who drummed equality into my head. Does God not appreciate women preaching the word? I had questions.” 
Although she had issues with some aspects of the church, she enjoyed Sunday School.

“I enjoyed Sunday School though. Brother Hendrick made it fun and he encouraged me to sing. He signed me up to 'render an item' when I was about eight. I held a mic for the first time. I heard my voice. I liked it.”

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