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Bhengu, Nicholas
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Nicholas Bhekinkosi Hepworth Bhengu was born in 1909, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He joined a conglomerate of missionary agencies, the Assemblies of God in South Africa (AGSA) in 1938 (Motshetshane 2016).  He was converted in a tent meeting conducted by Full Gospel missionaries in 1929 in the Kimberley diamond mines of the Northern Cape. Earlier influences include political ideologies in the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) in Natal led by AWG Champion (Hollenweger 1972). In the diamond mines he became a memb…

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Mochechane, Steve, “Bhengu, Nicholas”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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