The theme of this homepage…
…is the South African mission, Kwasizabantu, situated in Kranskop, Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa. The Misson, which is led by Erlo Stegen, a South African of German descent, is denominationally of Lutheran background and terms itself a revival movement. Followers of the mission are found in countries like Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Rumania and Australia and number about 10,000. Organizations which work from and are affiliated with the mission are “Christians for Truth” and “True Love Waits” and they also go into the above-mentioned countries.
Who is responsible for this homepage?
This homepage was instituted by former leaders, co-workers and followers of the South-African based Kwasizabantu Mission and European branches who could not, in good conscience before God and men, continue to agree with or be affiliated with the mission.
Why this homepage?
Painful and, at times, extremely hurtful personal experiences, insights and observations have driven us to expose the dubious and disreputable practices of the mission that are even brutal and disregard human dignity. These and other dramatic events within the mission have led us to afford Christians of all denominations a glimpse of what went on behind the scenes at Kwasizabantu. By supplying you with the subjective histories of people we want to give you the opportunity to form an opinion about this work, something that only very observant and discerning people find possible, though they have been in contact with the work for a long time. We are aware that for those who have visited Kwasizabantu or only had superficial contact with the mission, these reports could sometimes seem to be horror scenes only bitter opponents could dream of. But take into consideration: All those who decided to go public this way were true friends of the Stegen family and of Kwasizabantu. It was with great enthusiasm that we were once devoted to the truth of the Gospel as we understood it from the preaching of Erlo Stegen. It was, at times, only after many years that we discovered how greatly we were misled by Erlo Stegen, his co-workers and Kwasizabantu.
Thanks to many years of experience, we know the following: Erlo Stegen and his co-workers either argue their case by denying all accusations or, like chameleons, they alter their course so as to take the wind out of their critics’ sails. The one thing we neither wish to nor can deny is this: God works at Kwasizabantu just as He works wherever people seek Him. Thus there has also been, and even still is, blessing at Kwasizabantu. Despite this, our perception of the trail of destruction and devastation due to KSB is larger than the trail of blessing and thus, after many fruitless attempts to bring insight and reason to Erlo Stegen and Kwasizabantu, we must tread this road.
What do we publish on this homepage?
In publishing testimonies, correspondence and various documents, newspaper clips and articles, we show the real Kwasizabantu as we see it: A dictatorial system, in which only submissive servants can live well. But where independent thinking and acting people are marginalised and stigmatised with military precision. Kwasizabantu has made itself God’s watchman who punishes any contraventions of written Old and New Testament rules as well as its own un-written laws, often with brutal harshness whereby respect of human dignity is ignored.
What can readers expect from this homepage?
True stories of broken people and destroyed families, of obscure traditions and rituals, of excessive beatings and virginity tests, of obscure credit transactions and diamond deals, of debts involving millions, of secret agent activities supporting the apartheid regime, etc.
How will we continue on this homepage?
We have only started with this homepage. Therefore we will continue to update the information. We will continue our research in order to keep you informed. We have people in Kwasizabantu who can no longer go along with what is happening there. Because of family reasons they cannot leave. We also expect reports from Switzerland, France and The Netherlands shortly.