ekuPhakameni

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EkuPhakameni
EkuPhakameni is located in KwaZulu-Natal
EkuPhakameni
EkuPhakameni
EkuPhakameni is located in South Africa
EkuPhakameni
EkuPhakameni
Coordinates: 29°42′25″S 30°57′54″E / 29.707°S 30.965°E / -29.707; 30.965Coordinates: 29°42′25″S 30°57′54″E / 29.707°S 30.965°E / -29.707; 30.965
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
MunicipalityeThekwini
Government
 • Type56
 • Councillor(ANC)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4310

ekuPhakameni is a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that was set out by one of the largest African Christian sects, the Nazareth Baptist Church. Isaiah Shembe, who founded the sect in 1911, bought land in the Inanda area for his church and called the town ekuPhakameni (place of spiritual uplift). Shembe who died in 1935 is buried at ekuPhakameni and the grave is regarded as a shrine. Large festivals are held here in January, April, July and September every year.