I am a born-again Christian who loves Jesus and has been fellowshipping at the Sevontein Christian Fellowship in Sevontein Correctional Facility near Boston in KwaZulu-Natal.

I was an individual who did not fear God and had no respect for others and was full of anger. I did give my life to Christ before being sentenced but I did not bear fruit for Him. Outwardly I appeared as a believer yet inwardly I was not walking in obedience to Christ.

Because of His great love He had compassion on me and His goodness lead me to repentance. I began to study His Word and to fast and pray, separating myself from those who did not fear Him.

Today I am walking in obedience by His grace. I am now teaching His Word to others in the prison and am involved in leadership in the Fellowship.

On June 6, I was released from prison after 22 years. I will continue to preach the Word as long as God gives me the grace and strength.

My desire is to preach at schools, prisons and within my community to testify of God’s goodness to me. I have a desire to tell people that Jesus is Lord, that He is the way, the truth and the life and that no-one comed to the Father except through Him.

I love you brethren. Thank you for everything you have done for me.

Siyabonga Shezi