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Author(s): Angelo Dube
I. Social Facts Swaziland remains a deeply religious country. Before the arrival of the colonial missionaries, Swaziland practiced a form of African religion, which involved ancestral veneration. The Swazi believed in a supreme god they called Mvelinchanti, whom they acknowledge as the creator and sustainer of all things. The religious demographics of Swaziland today reveal a large population of Christians. This could be explained on the initial introduction of Christianity into the territory. In the 19th century, King Somhlolo had a vision i…


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Author(s): Angelo Dube
I. Social Facts Current government estimates place Lesotho’s population at 1.9 million. Statistics of religious affiliation indicate that 90% of the population is Christian. Approximately half of Christians are Roman Catholic; the other half are largely Protestant and include Anglicans, Methodists, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and others, as well as newer charismatic churches operating under the banner of ministries. Zionism is also widely practiced in rural…