Charismatic and well-spoken former Channel Swazi TV (now Channel YemaSwati TV) reporter, Nkosingiphile Mbhamali, launched a church in front of hundreds at eZulwini on Sunday 27 August 2023.

Mbhamali, who is a Founder and Apostle at the Christian Revival Centre (CRC) International, told The Bridge that he started the church at Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and that it was spreading its wing to other parts of the region, with the aim to go to other countries.

"I am excited to come back home where it all started so that my fellow country people can also benefit from the mission that God has bestowed upon me. Though I've been based outside of the country for over 10 years now, I kept in touch with the Kingdom of eSwatini and God finally instructed me to open the eSwatini branch, hence this past Sunday's launch, themed 'The Home Coming' which was attended by hundreds of people who came from all corners of the country," said Apostle Mbhamali.

Nkosingphile Mbhamali at his newly formed church

The church is based at the Woodlands Restaurant hall at eZulwini. The launch was mainly attended by people from eZulwini, Mahlanya, Markerns and other surrounding areas. At the end of the service, congregants received food parcels. Mbhamali expressed appreciation for the good turn-out.

"The numbers seen here today are encouraging, especially since it is our first service," said the Apostle who is also a businessman owning, among others, Livewatch Protection which provides security services, including close protection, intelligence gathering and surveillance.

He invited people to join them every Sunday at 09:30 AM for their church service at the Woodlands Restaurant hall in eZulwini. Among the notable people who attended the launch was Gospel artist and former Member of Parliament France Dlamini.