My Cape Town recent trip for a #MarathonRunnersRetreat 10km at #campsbay #tablemountain #karbonkelberg #ReconciliationDay

Good bye Neyi Zimu, Different Newspaper articles attached

Goodnight Neyi Zimu

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I'm glad I went to bit farewell #NeyiZimu

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Germiston Art Theater officially named after the slain Rhythm City Star actor Dumi Masilela.

Today 10/12/19, it was the official renaming of the New Germiston Theatre. Executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni and ANC Ekurhuleni regional chairperson Mzwandile Masina and the speaker of Council Alderman Patricia Khumalo have laid wreaths at the tree of remembrance to commemorate the lives of councillors who passed away while serving the city. At the funeral of the late Dumi Masilela the Ekurhuleni Municipality had made a commitment a year and half to Name the new Germiston Theatre in honour of the late actor.

The Rhythm City Star, who was killed in August 2017,was born and raise in the East Rand Ekurhuleni.  

I had an opportunity to attend this event as I was representing Pastor Thembi Hlophe and made sure I pass my message of condolences to Dumi’s mom and family.

It felt like a memorial service the mood was very sad.

I also met his fellow actors buddies an actor that many identify as Suffocate from Rhythm City also met Clement Maosa actor Zamokuhle Seakamela in the SABC1 soap opera, Skeem Saam, who was with Dumi Masilela’s mom at the time,

Tribute to the Late Pastor Neyi Zimu

The popular gospel star and pastor succumbed to his illness last night  on Wednesday 04 December 2019 at Busamed Modderfontein  Private Hospital.

Pastor Neyi Zimu had previously undergone chemotherapy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to treat mycosis
Speaking to the Sowetan, his wife, Dr Nelisiwe Zimu, said the disease had progressed quickly and they had to move forward with more intense treatments.
Before he could live his dream as Gospel Super Star for 10 years, Zimu was a sound engineer at the SABC. He then left his full-time job to pursue his passion and never looked back as he became self-employed and dedicating his time to music.
As I continue to pen this tribute to the Late Prophet Neyi Zimu born as Moses Gcinumuzi. He was raised in a small farm located in Sebokeng which is in the south of Johannesburg in 1970 .
As a child, he aspired to be a lawyer and a professional football player. Nevertheless, he started singing at six years and his musical career started in high school when he was discovered by a late friend.
Sharing the word of God through singing gave him great joy. He enjoyed reading the Bible, praying, and engaging in fellowship with other gospel artists, which has inspired and guided him in his everyday life. In One of his interview with the SABC, the songwriter said as a young child he had a vision of himself performing gospel and realizing his achievements as gospel singer was truly a dream come true.
His break through into the gospel industry started with the founding of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration, two Christian acts which have been at the forefront of establishing gospel music in South Africa.
On-going solo, the father of three said Joyous Celebration and Family Factory were large ensembles which threatened to swallow what he wanted to achieve. 
Alongside esteemed pastor Benjamin Dube, Zimu collaborated and released projects with Joyous Celebration over a span of 23 years. He went solo in 2007 with his first album, Ena ke Nako.
This was followed up by several bestselling albums, including I Trust in youThe Waiting are Over, Friends in Praise and more recently, Friends in Praise Volume 2 and Best of Neyi Zimu which was released in 2019 but His Career highlights should not not be limited to the above but also his recognition for performing the powerful a hit songs namely Jehova retshepile wena, lamb of God and Nathela Ft. Neyi Zimu & Omega Khunou who towards the end of the late Zimu’s life was performing all the events that he was billed to perform.
While Zimu was fighting cancer.
In total, Zimu had nine albums which also featured legendary gospel artists, such as Rebecca Malope, Wendy Mseleku, Sibongile Khumalo, Vuyo Mokoena and Sipho Ngwenya last but not least Omega Khunou.
Devout pastor at All Nations Revival Ministries
In 2006, Zimu founded All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand. As the lead pastor, he held regular sermons and spearheaded revival church projects which included charity causes, counselling, leading the worship team and mentoring young people.
He said being a pastor gave him a sense of belonging and the ability to be level-headed as his popularity grew.  
Before his passing, fans in the Vaal were in the process of hosting a prayer session this coming Sunday
Open-ended questions are often just the thing to get family and friends talking, and we’ve seen first-hand how great conversations lead to deeper connection. We saw during the last moments of Pastor Neyi Zimu, all the concerts he was supposed to perform there was a time set ,dedicated for Pastor Neyi Zimu’s prayers that were lead by omega Khunou who would perform all Zimu’s hit songs as he was very sick in the Hospital. I saw how even the twitter family connected in prayer praying for his speedy healing. I want to believe Zimu is resting in heaven from all the pains he was in all this time.

Billy Sigudla


Looking back at Soweto Marathon 42 km 2019

Allow me to open my Soweto Marathon 42 km Experience with an opening paragraph of Charles Dickinson novel tale of two cities, mind you I already shared my photos and a video above for the race: It was the best of time, It was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredibility.

Within a month after I participated in the Sanlam Cape town Marathon 42 Km, time was upon me to challenge the Soweto marathon, I have never two marathons which are this close  before in my entire life for obvious reasons being I take six months to prepare for a 42 km marathon now when its two consecutive months it was a bit stain for me.

I had taken a break for the whole month after the Cape Town Marathon. I even forgot about the people’s marathon as Soweto Marathon is affectionately known.  Primarily because the people from Soweto and whole over the country gather on this day and line up from the start at the FNB Stadium the whole 42 km passing through the historic Vilakazi street where South Africa Struggle heroes used to sat i.e. the late Former President Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu back to the Stadium as the finish line supporting the participants or contenders of the Race.

Only a week left I got a call from my brother Musa Sigudla who has also joined Eskom Athletics Club that in a weeks time we will be challenging Soweto Marathon,it downed to  I have to start training preparing for the race however I was not fazed since I was fit after my previous marathon.

I thereby started training right away there by formulating an emergency running plan that was obviously different form my normally three days 20 km per day run to five days straight 20 km per day run. I had never done it before but my fitness level was promising and I was very convenient and especially after the whole month rest.

I went on with scheduled training untilthe big day Sunday the 3rd November 2019 time 05:30 .

As I started the marathon by seeding platform met new faces contenders of the same race that came from different provinces and different clubs of the country even elite runners from Africa and the rest of the world where available most likely at seeding A .we eventually got time extension of 15 minutes due to technical reasons. It gave us time to socialize and sharing all different aspects pertaining our origin to the training programs we follow and other wise the mood was very high as the organizers played different hit song which one of the most played was the famous Club Controller until before the race officially started the national Anthem was sung.

The start after the gun was not so much exciting as it was over crowded and I ended up waking the first kilometer however as time went by I managed to start running with my average pace 5  until 21 km and I had an injury. As I rested I realized a differently able person supporting the runners having South African Flag. There and there I stopped further two members of the Eskom Athletics club we stopped for total of 14 minutes socializing with this young man and taking pictures and finding out how is his over all state of health that he shared with us and he had the feeling of importance as we appreciated his affords and we where his guests. The pictures can explain further as his face was filled with excitement and hope as he now feels like he was belonging to the Eskom guardians Family. We even went as much as hoe the late former President Mandela made it possible to open ways for even disabled people to now get grants to make the state of living affordable.

I continued with my race after I changed my running shoes it took me another 14 minutes to change my running timing chip from the shoes I was using of the brand Nike to another shoes which are lighter and the brand was Adidas I had conquered a lot of hills with the former pair of shoes hence I got and injury and I could only run an average pace of 11 as I was nursing the injury. And the other challenge was the sun was very hot but the water spots that are set up every 5km made the heat bearable. Again at the end of Vilakazi street I had to continue running on hill tops tha made my Average pace to increase to 11 km I even met one radio station the christian radio station radio pulpit and happen to know the presenter Pastor Jack Motswetla who I stopped to greet and even afforded me time to share words of encouragement with fellow runners and the radio air ways.i continued with a much renewed spirit as I got a chance to fellowship.

As I continued with my race I got encouragement from the crowd now shouting Eskom you can make it, you are almost there. I went back to the average pace of 9 until the end of my race.

However when I got to the last five km I met my brother who was also running at his practiced pace and joined me up to the finish line.As we entered the FNB Stadium to reach the finish line I started a video to record and capture the finishing moments as they are extremely fun as I anticipated the crowd to shout Eskom again of which they did. As I approach the finish line the crowd shouted Eskom well done and I appreciated them by shouting back thank you South we continue to run towards the last steps into the finish line the SABC commentator also started cheering us up on the speaker and said we have backwards runners wow as we came to the cross still shouting thank you to the crowd and the feeling was exhilarating, I never had such fun as I was with my little brother who was equally excited.

To share few live tweets I participated in whist running the race,

This brings me to the end of my experience thanks for reading this my experience of the 2019 Soweto marathon 42 km.

Billy Sigudla


26th edition of Soweto Marathon 42km that took place on Sunday 03 Nov 2019,review by Siphiwe Billy Sigudla

I really enjoyed it! First the race was flat followed by a down hill then and up hill then going through the historic Vilakazi street where the struggle icon former South African President Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu resided in the township. Lots of entertainment – brass bands/samba bands/metal even the people of Soweto where out in numbers to offer support to the runners !! Such a well organized event to Enjoy!

#Sowetomarathon2019 we ready


This race It was special before the race I got a good luck from athletics executive :

Jakes Jacobs



Nov 3

Wishing all participants at the


a good race at the #PeoplesRace today



and have #FunDay as


described this iconic event on








The race started at 05:30

As I was running my Soweto Marathon 42km, I saw a paralytic by the name Siphiwe xaba by the side of the road supporting the participants I stopped the Eskom Gijimas bus to appreciate him and we took pictures with him, he did appreciate even Eskom on twitter did appreciate our efforts see

My #SowetoMarathon


#sowetomarathon2019 was a wonder , look how I enjoyed running with my brother this was our first marathon together and he has officially joined




is a brand to be reckoned with. I am happy to be a guardian.

I just went back and thought how challenging


was,#sowetomarathon2019 was a real challenge to go through but mentally I was prepared, I just heard fans ask me go #eskom




so at least there are some who have installed smart metres.



I then posted the video of my finish on twitter and it is now trending it can be viewd on this link is a finish in style,I recorded it live on twitter,what fun race we are




brand was in good hands during #SowetoMarathon


people kept on rooting for Eskom U even heard other clubs jealous,I enjoyed the people’s race

time for work

Thanks for taking time to read this post.

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla


The @SekgobelaLebo Umusa National Tour Bloemfontein Version Concert Report

I attended the Umusa National Tour Bloemfontein Version at the Empowerment Ministries International Auditorium, 10 Rhodes Avenue Oranjesig Bloemfontein, Free State. on Tuesday 24th of September 2019.

The anointed concert started at 15:00pm to the enjoyment of the huge audience that had been waiting for this amazing gospel music extravaganza. The Umusa National Tour concerts always offer magnificent praise and worship platform for everyone and the audience in this concert was expectant to derive such praise and or more to which this time around it included healing ministry by minister Lebo Sekgobela.

It was impressive to hear pieces composed by Lebo Sekgobela and the new gospel group worshippers unleashed which formed under her new artist search worshippers unleashed.

I cannot imagine combining something as complex as Hymns and worship same powerful hymns and current and praise songs, much less actually performing it, so this aspect of the concert was particularly awe-inspiring. The concert turned into a service as minister Lebo Sekgobelas was led by the holy spirit to deliver prophetic words to a few concert attendants which lead to a healing ministry after he requested those who were in need of prayers to come forward and she ministered to them as the holy spirit had covered the whole Empowerment Ministries International Auditorium at this point.

The main performance was by Minister Lebo Sekgobela and the worshippers unleashed which performed few songs that they are busy recording in studio for their much anticipated debut album.

Members of worshippers unleashed are Norma Ntatiso, Neo Tshabalala, Nompumelelo Mtsweni and Nonhlanhla Matlenga.

Minister Lebo Sekgobela opened the concert at 3:00 PM and gave the stage to worshippers unleashed who worshipped to later give way to Minister Lebo to continue to worshipping her combination of various songs from her current Album Hymns sand Worship and also from her previous albums and the hit song Lion Of Juda took centre stage as it is an anointed number until 10:00 PM. Minister Lebo performed songs from all of her records randomly.

Allow me to share a few posts from social media:

This was another of many tours dubbed Umusa National Tour since the project inception in 2016 which I managed to follow it closely documenting it’s progress in a form of reviews as part of the last show recently being: Umusa National Tour, was held on Friday, the 5th July 2019,  in Secunda at Graceland Secunda. I am waiting in great anticipation for Minister Lebo Sekgobela to announced the date of the concert. I know few dates of the shows that Minister Lebo will be part of the lineup that is a total different set up altogether as Umusa National Tour project it is all her event more like one womanshow. I remember last year 2018 one session of her ministry tours In Witbank dubbed Emalahleni Total praise Minister Lebo Sekgobela had included other artists which it was fine but that meant I did not get to receive all the time focusing on her anointed ministry as the time tends to be too short to focus to other artists.

Billy Sigudla


A Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 42.2 km Race Review going along with Eskom Customer survey which I felt compelled to write after I felt proud after spectators rooted for Eskom as a brand when I passed by since I represented Eskom Athletics club

I normally summarize the experience of every race I attend from arriving at the location to pulling out of the lot. I have a good report regarding this particular race since I was running Under Eskom Athletics Club better known to fans as Eskom Gijimas,

I so wish this IAAF accredited Gold Marathon can achieve the Platinum status.

I was over whelmed by how highly the fans praised Eskom as I was wearing an Eskom Athletics club running kit. I am an employee of Eskom under National Operation Section and National Control Department which fall under System Operator business unit under Transmission division

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 42.2 km Race was held at Cape Town Start: Beach Road, corner of Granger Bay and Beach Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Finish: Vlei Road, Cape Town Stadium precinct, Green Point

Cut off time – Duration is 6 hours 30 minutes

On date: Sunday, 15th Sep 2019

My Start line picture with fellow @eskomgijima Members Zola and Siviwe

Qualifying race for 2020 Old Mutual Two Oceans, Comrades Ultra-Marathons and several IAAF accredited marathons around the world

It was a good race I am glad I attended the race. I received a good feedback regarding Eskom as a brand as they kept on saying many good things about it from both fellow competitors and spectators who kept on shouting Eskom keep on moving especially after my 25 km run,I even forgot about the time ,reduced my pace & relaxed and greeted with a Sanlam hand shaker that I received from one elderly woman the well wishers. It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

I feel good to be an Eskomite ,I will include my race time then share all important or more exclusive tweets rather that shares the overall experience of the event

The marathon was well organised and I find it easy to fit in even the organizers are friendly let me share few of the social media presentation from the event:

My Time and thanks my review ends here the rest is Twitter experience from all the people in general.

Billy Sigudla

In conclusion let me share this :

Billy sigudla


Day 2 Victorious Conference @HopeRestoration Delegates of the #VC2019 welcomed by Ps Phindi Mathebula,Dr Nkhensani Chauke-Malinga talks to #VC2019 delegates on the the importance of taking good care of our health. Rev @mathebula_chris Ps @JadezweniJ and Ps Mutumba tackling ‘The mind of a man’ #Victorious2019 #Relentless

Day 1 Victorious Conference with Mme Busi Pefile ministering on ‘Stubborn Faith’ Rev @mathebula_chris #relentless To pray for the congregation #StubbornFaith #Victorious & guest artist Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo at @HopeRestoration #VictoriousWomenConference @YoungAtHRM a sure best way to kick start a Womens month. Theme : Relentless

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4

Catch Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo From Today Thursday 01 August 2019 until 04 August 2019 at #hoperestorationministries @HopeRestoration Chloorkop women’s month celebration. Theme: Relentless #womensconference.

Minister @sekgobelalebo’s discovered new voices in gospel going with the name Worshippers Unleashed for the new group: @WorshippersU In studio cooking something with anointing inside #WorshippersUnleashed


Reminder to watch Minister Lebo Sekgobela @SekgobelaLebo this coming Friday on @ONEGospel at 6PM. You get to see #UnthandoLukaBaba video for the very first time.

#Videoclip of Worshippers Unleashed @WorshippersU yesterday had their first official TV interview on @ONEGospel ‘s #Destiny with @mahaliabuchanan and @XolaniMdlalose_ . @sekgobelalebo #WorshippersUnleashed

Minister Lebo Sekgobela made a big announcement: Her babies are finally on Twitter. Please follow them here @WorshippersU Worshippers Unleashed. She further gave more information:The new Group formed from Worshippers Unleashed search with Lebo Sekgobela did such an amazing job yesterday shooting #Destiny on @ONEGospel :@SekgobelaLebo · Family, my babies are finally on Twitter. Please follow them here @WorshippersU . Thank you so much. They did such an amazing job yesterday shooting #Destiny on @ONEGospel .

Worshippers Unleashed during #UmusaNationalTour in Secunda Version @gracelandcasino on 05 July 2019 #WorshippersUnleashed @WorshippersU · #tbt last week when we were performing alongside our mom @SekgobelaLebo at the #UmusaNationalTour in Secunda. Please follow our page to find out where we’ll be performing next. #WorshippersU @WorshippersU

#LeboSekgobela comes to the East Rand yay my area finally #CarnivalCity plus Oratile who appeared on Lebo’s intagram page will also be attending the show @verushcaI confirmed. @SekgobelaLebo On the 21st of September all roads will be leading to Carnival City as we celebrate 13 years of The Sacred Space with @LifeWithThami and @khayamthethwa . Get your tickets as soon as possible before they are all gone. @sacredfest

#LeboSekgobela heads to #CarnivalCity @SekgobelaLebo :On the 21st of September all roads will be leading to Carnival City as we celebrate 13 years of The Sacred Space with @LifeWithThami & @khayamthethwa . Get your tickets as soon as possible before they are all gone @sacredfest

Umusa National Tour and Hymns and Worship Tour #Lebo Sekgobela @sekgobelalebo at Secunda Graceland Casino version review by Billy Sigudla

The Gospel Show that I attended last night on Friday 05 July 2019,The Umusa National Tour and Hymns and Worship Tour Secunda version performance pieces by Lebo Sekgobela and the discovered group Worshipers unleashed which was discovered by Minister Lebo Sekgobela which performed the songs of the debut Album they are recording the songs are composed by the group members themselves. The performance was held in Graceland Casino Arena. Worshipers unleashed got officially Launched in this event . Worshipers unleashed performance via Lebo”s Instagram :Worshipers unleashed performance

The was activities at Secunda and Mbalenhle local kasi/location prior to the show Concert flyers were distributed for Minister Lebo Sekgobela’s fans to get further information and also interact with their star, also for the audience to pick up as they entered. The Graceland Arena, and all the lights except the stage lights were dimmed. One performer talked briefly to the audience before a piece, but it was only to give background information for that piece. Aside from this, the lights got placed on towards the end of the show.

The opening songs by Minister Lebo Sekgobela where sung for Umusa Album then later her latest Album Hymns and Worship. The Holy Spirit led Minister Lebo Sekgobela to donate her car to a fan who was raising her three sisters kids .



End of the show twitter narrative.
Direct videos follows

Further more

Follow @sekgobelalebo on her twitteraccount as all major performances are available

See you on next tour

Billy Sigudla

Billy Sigudla Site editor


#Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo I hope you are as excited as I am. Friday is here. I can’t wait. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLeboI hope you are as excited as I am. Friday is here. I can’t wait. #UmusaNationalTour#HymnsAndWorshipTour

#Countdown #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo·Only a day and some smaller nyana hours left before #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you.

Lebo_sekgobela@SekgobelaLebo·1hOnly a day and some smaller nyana hours left before #UmusaNationalTour#HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you.

#UmusaNationalTour Video Note from #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Family. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. Are you ready? I hope you have your tickets ready.

Family. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. Are you ready? I hope you have your tickets ready.

@sekgobelalebo: Looking forward to such precious moments. Secunda, I hope you are ready. 05/07/2019 @sekgolalebo @graceland_hotel_casino Kuzobamnandi. Sanibonani bazalwane. ❤ #HymnsAndWorshipTour #UmusaNationalTour


5 Fans Engagement #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo Thank you so much Secunda for such an overwhelming support yesterday. Also a huge thank you to @musica_africa for being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Good morning family.

3. Fans Engagement #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo ·Had such a great time yesterday. I can’t wait to see everybody I met yesterday at the show on Friday. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

#Countdown #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Can you believe it. We are only 4 DAYS away until #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour in Secunda. I can’t wait to see you on Friday. I hope you have your tickets ready.

Fans Engagement: #Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo · Had such a great time yesterday. I can’t wait to see everybody I met yesterday at the show on Friday. #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour

Fans Engagement :#Lebosekgobela @SekgobelaLebo Thank you so much Secunda for such an overwhelming support yesterday. Also a huge thank you to @musica_africa for being such gracious hosts. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Good morning family.

@sekgobelalebo: 05 DAYS and 14 Hours left until #UmusaNationalTour #HymnsAndWorshipTour @gracelandcasino . If you haven’t bought your tickets, you can do that today especially if you are in Secunda Mall and we can take pictures together. See you in an hour.

@sekgobelalebo· It is the official countdown. We kick off the #UmusaNationalTour at @GracelandCasino

Via Twitter
· It is the official countdown. We kick off the #UmusaNationalTour at @GracelandCasino in Secunda. Durban and Cape Town, I haven’t forgotten about you. Ngiyeza.

Official countdown. We kick off the Umusa National Tour at Grace land Casino @GracelandCasino in Secunda. Durban and Cape Town, I haven’t forgotten about you. Ngiyeza.

After I reached my goal, completing the @2OceansMarathon “Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon” #omtom2019 #christianposts #praiseandworshiprunner #praiseandworship @caltexsa #letsgo

I am feeling fulfilled after preparing for four months and completed the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon “Africa’s biggest running event & the world’s most beautiful marathon”

Next Event: 10 & 11 April 2020. 56km Ultra, Half Marathon, Trail Runs & Fun Runs. #omtom2019 #christianposts #praiseandworshiprunner #praiseandworship #caltexsa #letsgo

For the OMTOM 2019 PROVISIONAL RESULTS, go here:

Ps Billy Sigudla

The Rhema Men’s Camp 2019 Nothing can separate us from Crazy Love of God

Ever since the days of camp meetings, Christians have thrived on intense periods of Bible teaching, worship, and prayer.Conferences aren’t just for pastors or church leaders, either. There are Christian conferences for moms, dads, women, men, Sunday School teachers, families, new Christians, old Christians, and medium Christians. Basically, there’s a Christian conference for anyone who is interested in deepening their relationship with Christ.
The Rhema Men’s Conference 2019

Nothing can separate us from Crazy Love of God

Look at the line up of the dynamic team that spoke at
The Rhema Mens Camp 2019 Pastor Lyndon Petersen
Pastor Molefe Tlhone
Pastor Gift Mululasi
Pastor Neville Van Wyk
Martin Kuskus
Pastor Benjamin Peter 
Our Host – Wayne Duval

The Rhema Men’s Camp 2019 Highlights :

Hightlights :

Conference Details

More Videos:

Some great Praise on camp #crazyloveofGod

Extract from one of our speakers @lynpetersen , #crazyloveofGod

The War Cry men having fun #crazyloveofGod

Men’s lives being touched by God #crazyloveofGod

The same grace that Rahab experienced is now available to you

Many first-time Bible readers are surprised to learn that the New Testament begins with a genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16), Jesus’ family tree. Those same readers are even more surprised when Rahab shows up on the list.

Most of us know about her. She is almost always mentioned by in the Bible as “Rahab the harlot.” But that’s not all. Rahab was also a Canaanite-who were the hated enemies of Israel. Her most exemplary deed was telling a lie. Think about that. A Harlot, a Canaanite and a liar. You wouldn’t think she would have much chance of making the list, but there she is.

You can read about Rahab in Joshua 2 and Joshua 6….

It’s a great story with many lessons, but we mustn’t miss the point that Rahab was a harlot. That was her “trade.” The men hid there because people would be accustomed to seeing strangers come and go at all hours of the night. We also can’t deny the fact that Rahab told a bald-faced lie. Is there anything good we can say about her? Yes! She was a woman of faith. You don’t have to take my word for it. Hebrews 11:31 says, “By faith Rahab …” She was a believer!

Many people are intimidated by Jesus Christ. They hook him up with a lot of religious paraphernalia-big sanctuaries, stained glass, beautiful choir, pipe organs, formal prayers, and all the rest. When they look at the trappings, it’s all very intimidating to them. To many in the world today, Jesus seems too good to be true.

This genealogy is in the Bible to let us know that he had a background a lot like yours and mine. He called himself “the friend of sinners,” and he said he didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. He said, “The Son of man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.” (Luke 19:10)

The same grace that Rahab experienced is now available to you. I invite you in Jesus’ name to come and be forgiven. He’s already made the first move. The next step is up to you.

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2021 review by Billy Sigudla

I signed up for the 2021 edition of Sanlam Cape Town Marathon where the idea of physical events was just a thought.  I just gave it a try as In 2019 I enjoyed the same event also 2021 had to settle for the virtual race which was not exciting as the physical race as this means I had to have proper planning including my water stops and emergency personnel which luckily I did my virtual run in close proximity with medical centres.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Team had signed participants with free training session with coach Parry who advices runners based on the Personal Best they want to achieve on race day and daily gives training plan and a regular Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Training Webinar. The last session I attended was on :Monday, September 6th 2021 @ 8:00PM SAST

A month prior to the race I got communique from Sanlam Cape Town Marathon that I qoute:
“With the full support of Athletics South Africa and the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, we’ll officially be hosting one of 2021’s only mass sporting events, right here in the Mother City. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Cape Town Trail Marathon and 22km Trail event will be going ahead as planned. With our COVID-19 protocols in place, we’re confident that our events won’t just be memorable, but safe too. 

Siphiwe Billy, here are the things you need to know:

Entries close on 17 September

Our marathon entries are limited and capped at 10,000. Entries close on 17 September or when sold out. Don’t miss out – sign up now. 

COVID-19 Antigen testing

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions, all runners and crew will undergo COVID-19 Antigen testing 48 hours prior to the race.

• Testing will be free of charge, with the option to offer a contribution.

• Runners will be sent a direct communication to prebook their testing time slot.

• Testing will be compulsory and will be done at Cape Town Stadium.

• Runners will need to undergo the testing before entering the expo space and collecting race numbers.

• COVID-19 Antigen testing results will be available within 15 minutes.

21km Virtual Race Included

In addition to our 5km and 10km virtual races, we are now including a 21km virtual race too! Get your tekkies ready and we’ll send you more info on that soon.

Marathon Staggered Start

• As part of our extensive COVID risk mitigation plans, we’re implementing staggered starts to allow ample space for social distancing. 

• The staggered start will run from 06h15 until 06h50.

• Runners will be batched into groups of 300 and start one minute apart.

• Runners will be seeded based on past results, not limited to SCTM.

• Seeding will be done using FinishTime: the latest in cutting-edge sports timing technology.

• Results will be calculated mat to mat and not gun to mat.

• Final cut-off is still six and a half hours and cut-offs along the route will be based on the last group of runners starting.

• The start has moved from Beach Rd to Fritz Sonnenberg Road, with the Cape Town Stadium Forecourt hosting the staggered start batches.

Marathon Route change

With excellent ocean views and a refreshing sea breeze, the last stretch of the marathon will now take runners past the Sea Point promenade straight to the finish line in Vlei road
We look forward to running with you!

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Team”

One other communique that excited me was about  news that ‘We’re en route to becoming the world’s 7th Abbott World Marathon Majors

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has officially been confirmed as an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) Candidate – the first marathon in Africa to be nominated as a candidate event’

The Silver Valley Chamber presents the Jackass Half Marathon and 5k Race that will take place this October! Come run on the paved Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes starting in historic Wallace and ending in Uptown Kellogg. The half marathon and 5k race courses are point-to-point and (mostly) downhill, so they are the perfect experience for beginners and a fast course for competitive runners.

 This race has it all – amazing views, energetic volunteers, most beautiful medals with the city features included with the DHL Stadium and table mountain on it, and a relaxing flat grade from start to finish that is perfect for a near end-of-year race! I’ll be back for the 2022 edition!
The scenery is beautiful in this race. Everyone was friendly and encouraging.Great scenic race for beginners or those who like a mostly flat course. The volunteers are numerous and show a lot of enthusiasm. How often does an aid station feature a Woolworth stall with all runnerscan need to revitalize their system?

I had booked the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Covid Test on the 15th of October has been changed to 16-10-2021 15:35 with Beluga medical team On the day I just checked in the hotel straight from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport  to Cape International Airport then to the Hotel. I was scared as I have never done covid19 test before however the staff reassured me that all will be well and advised me on doing breathing exercises before I take the covid19 Test.

I had to produce the covid19 test ticket for registration to start testing and after I produced the ticked the medical personnel scanned it and I went into Testing room where a medical personnel came and did the test placing a test kit in my nose taking a swap that was to be used to further the test . I then was directed to a waiting area where I waited for my results via sis that I was told will take 15minutes after that I received my covid19 negative results that allowed me to go into the expo to collect the goody bag and race number .

As an athlete I believe in proper planning and preparation for any event that I  wish to take part in.
The planning and preparation includes training cycles, rest cycles, recovery cycles, nutrition during training and the event as well as hydration. You also need to be familiar with any race or event specific rules

Motivation was that advert from Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

On race day other 17th October 2021. I got my starting spot and had team members from Eskom Athletics Club we took pictures and updated the social media for my fans :

The race progression started And the National anthem started just before the race start:

Sharing moments before the start of the race:
We are about to start with @ctmarathon #CTMarathon2021 #SABC2 will broadcast the @sanlam #CapeTownMarathon this Sunday, 17 October 2021, courtesy of SABC Sport.

Catch the prestigious 42.2km race LIVE from 06:00 – 09:30. @CTMarathon #WeLoveItHere

We are about to start with @ctmarathon #CTMarathon2021. I have a a fuzzy feel ☺ #SABC2 will broadcast the @sanlam #CapeTownMarathon this Sunday, 17 October 2021, courtesy of SABC Sport.

Catch the prestigious 42.2km race LIVE from 06:00 – 09:30. @CTMarathon #WeLoveItHere

We are about to start with me from @eskomathleticsc @LurdwicKhomo @ctmarathon #CTMarathon2021 #SABC2 will broadcast the @sanlam #CapeTownMarathon this Sunday, 17 October 2021, courtesy of SABC Sport.

Catch the prestigious 42.2km race LIVE from 06:00 – 09:30. @CTMarathon
The race was great, I enjoyed even when the weather was not favorable since it was drizzling but the atmosphere made it look good as people by the water spots encouraged us as we run and it was fun all the way up to the end.

After 32km mark :Everyone you meet has something to teach you. 10km to go

My results as received from runtime:Siphiwe Billy Sigudla completed the Cape Town Marathon Marathon! Time 04:51:55 (UNOFFICIAL) #CTMarathon

The experience I got at #CTMarathon @CTMarathon can not be bought.  I experience something new. First time I did #covid19test and First time I attend such a well organized event   everything was perfect 殺.  I can’t wait for next year for #SanlamCapeTownMarathon2022 #sports

The experience I got at #CTMarathon @CTMarathon can not be bought.  I experience something new. First time I did #covid19test and First time I attend such a well organized event   everything was perfect 殺.  I can’t wait for next year for #SanlamCapeTownMarathon2022 #sports
See pictures inclused:

End of race at the podium:
Your men’s podium of the 2021 #SanlamCapeTownMarathon. @tlotlomoko on the top rung. Ethiopia’s Gebru Redagne with Lesotho’s Tebello Ramakongoana in third.

I managed to write a short report on the race based on newspaper reports via twitter knowing I will transfer it to this blog and it goes like :

1. AS I report on @ctmarathon Sunday there was no publication on the event: Gold for Mokoka and Steyn via @capetimesrsa 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021 #ctm21 #CTMarathon #SanlamCapeTownMarathon @sanlam #SanlamCapeTownMarathon2021 @gerdarun @tlotlomoko

2. Still on @ctmarathon: SA Top athlete Stephen Mokoka wins the Cape Town Marathon with time 02:10:10 dor men’s race and Kenyan Athlete Lydia Naliaka Simuyou won the ladies race with time of 02:25:41 via @capetimesrsa 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021

3. History made in the @CityofCT City Marathon @ctmarathon via @capetimesrsa 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021 #CTMarathon

4. History made in the @CityofCT City Marathon @ctmarathon via @CapeTimesSA 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021 #CTMarathon

5. History made in the @CityofCT City Marathon @ctmarathon via @CapeTimesSA 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021 #CTMarathon

6. SA @tlotlomoko wins the @ctmarathon yesterday via @TheCitizen_News 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021 #CTMarathon

7. SA @tlotlomoko wins the @ctmarathon yesterday via @TheCitizen_News 18 October 2021 edition newspaper #CTMarathon2021 #ctm2021 #CTMarathon

The TV also featured highlights of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2021:
It was exciting to see this segment Sanlam Cape Town Marathon highlights tonight at 20h00 on DStv channel 209 @SuperSportTV #CapeTownMarathon2021 @CTMarathon wow great compilation @elanameyer and Team

@legoale76 i see you on @SuperSportTV #CapeTownMarathon2021 @CTMarathon wow my famous friend from @waterfallcityac

This brings me to closing of my report

Siphiwe Billy Sigudla
Executive Editor

Home calling of sister Nocawe Makiwane


It is with a deep sense of loss and heavy heart to announce the passing on of our sister Nocawe Makiwane on 18 October 2021

Sis Cawe was appointed as the church administrator since inception of Sandton AOG and has been an excellent servant in the kingdom of God having also served in the office of the General Secretary of the Assemblies of God.

Our prayers are with her husband, children and family.

May her soul rest in peace

‘Blessed are those who die in the Lord’ Rev 14:13
Funeral service of Nocawe MakiwaneNocawe will be held on Saturday the 23rd October 2021 AOG Santon Facebook Page  live stream from 08:00 via
Rest well Nocawe Gladys  Makiwane

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#nocawemakiwane #ripnocawemakiwane #gladysmakiwane

When I went to the @CTMarathon I had the idea of running in the outdoors.The meeting people at the expo was revitalizing and humbling . Look fun was had . Imagine what it will be like tomorrow constantly checking my @Strava watch tomorrow #CTMarathon #CapetoCabot2021 #CTM2021

I am here for comrades Marathon qualifying race time 04:50 that’s all and celebrate running 🏃‍♂️

When I went to the @CTMarathon I had the idea of running in outdoorstired of the virtual races and look I came up with #CTMarathonJive #CTMarathonchallenge.Imagine what it will be like tomorrow constantly checking my @Strava watch tomorrow.#CTMarathon #CapetoCabot2021 #CTM2021

Thanks to @slowmagsa for making sure I am ready.
When I went to the @CTMarathon I had the idea of running in outdoorstired of the virtual races and look I came up with #CTMarathonJive #CTMarathonchallenge.Imagine what it will be like tomorrow constantly checking my @Strava watch tomorrow.#CTMarathon #CapetoCabot2021 #CTM2021

CTMarathon Jive

Bite Your Tongue

I tell you, on the day of judgment you will have to give an account for every careless word you utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. – Matthew: 12:36-37

Our tongue is probably one of the most intricate weapons ever made. It can trigger some pretty amazing results at any given time. It can hurl insults from out of nowhere, it can pierce a heart from any distance, it can knock out a person’s self-esteem in a flash, and it can blow apart relationships at lightning speed. There is that old saying, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The truth is they do hurt. In fact, they can hurt a lot. Learn to walk away in the heat of the moment. Pray about the words that come out of your mouth. Remember that once your words are spoken, they cannot be taken back. The hurt inflicted by your tongue can last a lifetime, so be very careful about what you say. Like the verse above says: “on the day of judgment you will have to give an account for every careless word you utter.” Only you can make the choice of using your tongue as a weapon or using it for good, as God wants us to.


There are 8 elements common to answered prayers that we do not see in the Greek mythos.

Eos fell in love with the mortal man, Tithonus, and asked Zeus to make him immortal. Zeus granted the request—with a catch. Eos forgot to specify her request as wanting eternal youth for her beau. So Tithonus did live forever but kept aging until he was so old that he couldn’t move or think and just lay still, babbling in dementia forever.

Another character, Chiron, learned from Eos’s mistake and asked for eternal youth and immortality, but forgot to include in his request immunity from pain. He was shot with a poisoned arrow that couldn’t kill him, so he endured the perpetual agony of dying without escape in death.

On another occasion, Midas was granted his wish to be able to turn whatever he touched into pure gold, and Midas immediately went to work creating a vast treasure of golden objects. But then he became hungry and sat down to eat. His food grew rigid and his drink hardened into golden ice. Midas realized he was starving to death and also that he would never embrace his wife or daughter again.

The fictitious gods of the Greek pantheon were unbelievably capricious and vindictive. The true and living God of the Bible is the exact opposite.

Our God tells us what to ask for, and even when we ask amiss, he grants us only that which is good for us and for his glory. And that is why the longest and most comprehensive Psalm in the Bible is all about how we can love God’s law. Today we examine another stanza from Psalm 119 that tells us how to know what requests to make of God for answered prayers.

8 elements common to answered prayers…1. ANSWERED PRAYERS LEAD TO EDUCATION

Psalm 119:33  Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.

If you ask God to make you godly, to teach you truth, and to grant you knowledge about him and his will and his ways…do you think he will answer that prayer? Of course he will. So pray, and then pursue that knowledge.

But notice the point of knowledge—obedience. If you don’t apply what you are learning you are missing the point of reading your Bible.

James 1:22  But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

So, get a Bible reading plan, read your Bible, every day, and learn what God has to say.ANSWERED PRAYERS LEAD TO ILLUMINATION

Psalm 119:34  Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.

You can’t just read the Bible and hope to understand it, believe it, and apply it on your own. You need the help of the Holy Spirit.

John 16:13  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, …

I used to read the New Testament and scratch my head. I would read and have no idea what it meant. I fumbled clumsily from verse to verse, stubbing my toe on hidden gems, and bumping my head on obscured theological concepts. But when I got saved I perceived the meaning of Scripture like it was on display in a well-lit room. I started to understand it, find it precious, find it challenging, and find it enjoyable. The Holy Spirit had turned on the light.

Post tenebras lux, as the Reformers would say.

When you read your Bible, start by asking the Spirit to illuminate your mind.ANSWERED PRAYERS LEAD TO NAVIGATION

Psalm 119:35  Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.

The Bible is a map and compass for navigating this life. It is like having a GPS navigation system as opposed to following your nose. Asking for wisdom is a request God always answers.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

So ask God for wisdom, read your Bible, get counsel from godly leaders and friends, and know that this is how God wants to guide you.ANSWERED PRAYERS TAKE DETERMINATION

Psalm 119:36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

Here the psalmist is praying that God will help him love God over his selfish desire for increasing his net worth. This is a great prayer. There is nothing wrong with riches per se, but to be selfish with your riches is a sin.

So, you can give all your money away, or you can ask God to change your heart so that you are not selfish.

A generous rich person is a great blessing in a church, to his/her friends and family, in the community, and in the kingdom. If you give it all away, you are just one more poor person we need to look after.

But it doesn’t help to try keeping the commandments of God if your heart isn’t in it. You need to be sincere. You need to mean

Psalm 119:37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.

Disapprobation means disapproval of bad morals. The point is that it doesn’t help to know what God wants, and even to want what God wants, but then to immerse yourself in what God hates.

You might say, “I know lust is wrong,  I truly want to be pure in my thought life,” but then you watch movies with graphic scenes, you imbibe hours of lewd humor on sitcoms, and you marinate your mind in magazines that are plastered with air-brushed, scantily-clad women.

You can’t pursue God’s will without a commitment to avoid temptation.

If you want to become godly, ask God for what he wants to grant, that he helps you to turn your eyes away from worthless frivolity. ANSWERED PRAYERS PROVIDE VALIDATION

Psalm 119:38  Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.

One of the prayers God loves to answer is when you ask him simply to be true to his promises. We see Moses frequently praying to God simply that he keeps his covenant with Israel.  Joshua based his confidence in the conquest of Canaan on the promises of God to grant victory. That’s why he marched around Jericho instead of attacking the walls.

When God keeps a promise it provides validation for your faith. God loves to validate your faith in him. So pray for God to keep his promises.


Psalm 119:39 Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.

We all dread receiving reproach. We fear an accusation that might ruin our reputation. But here the psalmist prays that God would turn the reproach away through his rules.

An example of this is seen in the qualifications of an elder…

Titus 1:6 if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers [faithful] and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

To be above reproach doesn’t mean that no accusations of wrongdoing will ever come your way. It just means that the accusations don’t stick. The reproach may come, but it is deflected by a good reputation and actions and character.

Pray that God uses his rules to keep you above reproach.ANSWERED PRAYERS REQUIRE SALVATION

Psalm 119:40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!

The ultimate request is for life. This is referring to life in abundance, including length of days on earth and eternal life in heaven.

It doesn’t help to know, understand and want God’s ways. It doesn’t help to have proof of God’s promises, and to enjoy the vindication of your reputation, but still not have real life.

You must be saved. And this is a request God loves to grant.

Rom 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Asking God for these requests he promises to answer is a way of honoring him. He loves to answer them. So fill your prayers with requests God loves to answer, and you will know his blessing.

open letter to my daddy and congrats of being healed and collecting doctorate in theology from an American recognized university

I can confirm that my dad Vusimusi John Sigudla is healed. I am happy  as I saw him holding his #doctorateintheology my dad is a doctor #drvusimusijohnsigudla #ReverendJohnSigudla #ReverendDoctorVusimusiJohnSigudla and I can confirm he has healed my soul. I am healed we had a serious father son talk and I will for ever grateful for God to have given me the opportunity to sit down with one of the greatest #Theologians #TheologyGuru who even beat sickness🙏 . We had nice time together catching up and reminded me of all #ChristianPrinciples I need to abide by. I got a person lecture from his heart to me. I thank God for having save my dad from dying.  I wouldn’t have got the massive valuable #BiblicalTeachings #lifecoaching like 🤧😭😢😥😓🥺😭😭😭I thank mom Elsie Sigudla for being patient with me. Guys 👦 go home and speak to your parents when you get chance  no other one can give you life advices. I know I am selfish to spoil this moment of his celebration but I just could not let this opportunity to give a testimony of this great man alive. I am proud of my dad.🤧😷😭😭😭#JesusChristIsLord and he is coming back again . I wish someone reading here will also get an opportunity to turn their life for good😔 . Just remember we are #calledtoserve . I know who holds my future.  Jesus is the true living God. I saw Jesus in my dad. I love you dad 👨 papa ❤ ke a go rata. A modimo a tswelle go godirisa. 
Kind Regards,
Billy Sigudla

Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. – 2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. – 2 Timothy 3:12

I was mistaken to think that after accepting Christ Jesus as my Lord and Savior and deciding to live a godly life that life was going to be easy. Doing what is right and being uncompromising can be unpopular. If you’re a new Believer and expect a trouble-free road ahead, you’re only fooling yourself. Be ready to be misinterpreted for doing good and standing up for what is right. Remember Jesus said, if the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. (John 15:18) Apostle Paul himself faced persecution wherever he went, but also he knew that this was the price for following the Lord. So if you are facing persecution or judgment for following your faith, realize that Jesus did too, and you are following his path

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper.”PSALM 118:6-7

You may not see it, but there is a battle going on. A war of two worlds, fighting for your heart. On one side, there’s Satan and his army, working tirelessly to fill your heart with fear and anxiety. Draining you of your hope and faith in the promises of God, and fueling fear with lies and worries.

But as children of the most High, we have no reason to fear. We can’t allow the anxiety that fills our hearts to rob us of a full and happy existence. Jesus came so we would have life, and have it abundantly.

Anxiety has no bearing in a place where the Lord dwells. Satan has no hold on you, and his schemes are no match for the Lord your God who loves you and fights for you daily. 

Here are 5 Anxiety-Crushing Bible Verses That Will Stop Satan Dead in His Tracks


“The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?”


“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet; The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”


“Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”


“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”


“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me; he freed me from all my fears.”

My prayer today is that these verses would linger in our minds. Satan has no foothold where God’s children are speaking His Truths. Let us pray today, expectant. Knowing that God WILL move and He WILL answer.