Johannes Seoka

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The Right Reverend
Johannes Seoka
Bishop of Pretoria
Church Anglican
See Anglican Diocese of Pretoria
In office 1998-
Predecessor Richard Kraft
Orders
Ordination 1975
Consecration 1998
Personal details
Born 29 August 1948
Previous post Dean of Pretoria

Johannes Thomas Seoka (born 29 August 1948) is a South African Anglican bishop. He has been the Bishop of Pretoria since 1998.

Seoka studied at Eshowe College of Education in Zululand and at the University of Chicago, in the United States. He studied for the Anglican priesthood at St Bede’s College, Umtata, and was ordained in 1975. He was a curate at St Augustine's, in Umlazi, and then rector of St Peter's, in Greytown. After further incumbencies both in South Africa and Chicago, he was appointed Dean of Pretoria in 1996. He was elected its bishop in 1998, a post he still holds.[1]

A traditionalist, he represented the Anglican Church of Southern Africa at the Global South encounters which took place in Singapore, in April 2010, and in Bangkok, Thailand, in July 2012.[2] He was one of the signants, on behalf of Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, of the Global South Primates letter to the Crown Nominations Commission of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, on 20 July 2012.[3]

Seoka was exonerated by an investigatory committee of misconduct, in October 2012, of the charges made by members of the Cathedral of St. Alban the Martyr that he had stolen 500,000 rands of diocesan trust funds.[4]

Seoka has been prominent in his support for the victims of the Marikana Massacre[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Africa official website.
  2. ^ "Communiqué of the Global South Primates", Bangkok, Thailand, 20 July 2012, Global South official website.
  3. ^ "Global South Letter to the Crown Nominations Commission", 20 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Bishop of Pretoria cleared of misconduct", The Church of England Newspaper, 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ Sosibo, Kwanele (16 Nov 2012). "Marikana: Why bishop went to the mountain". The M&G Online. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Richard Austin Kraft
Bishop of Pretoria
1998–present
Incumbent