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** Zion Christian Church **

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The *Zion Christian Church* (or *ZCC*) is one of the largest African
initiated churches in southern Africa, with members belonging to ZCC star
and members belonging to the Saint Engenas ZCC. ^[1] The church's
headquarters are at Zion City Moria in Limpopo Province, South Africa, and
the two congregations that compose the church are led by Barnabas
Lekganyane and Saint Engenas Lekganyane, the grandsons of its founder.

*Contents*

· 1 History
· 2 Characteristics
· 3 Beliefs
· 4 Notes
· 5 References

*History[edit]*

The ZCC was formed in 1924 by Engenas Lekganyane.^[1] After receiving a
short education at an Anglican mission, Lekganyane was converted to Zionism
around 1913 in Boksburg. He joined the Zion Apostolic Church and eventually
became a preacher of a congregation in his hometown during late WWI.^[2]
After falling out with the ZAC leadership, Lekganyane went to Basutoland to
join Edward Lion's Zion Apostolic Faith Mission in 1920. After some time he
returned to the Transvaal as the regional leader for Lion.^[3]

Lekganyane ZCC members trace the founding of the church to a revelation
which Lekganyane is said to have received from God on the top of Mt
Thabakgone around 1923 or 1924.^[4] The church was initially based in
Lekganyane's home village of Thabakgone, near Polokwane in South Africa's
Limpopo Province. After clashes with his chief, Lekganyane was determined
to obtain land, and between 1938 and 1942 he eventually obtained title to
Maclean Farm near Thabakgone. The ZCC was officially registered as a church
in 1942, by which time congregations had additionally been established in
Botswana and Zimbabwe. The early church was strongly influenced by the
doctrines of the


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