The official opening and blessing of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Gogela.

This ceremony took place on the 17th April 2016 at Gogela village. Gogela outstation is found in Uganda martyrs’ catholic parish Bhongweni, in Kokstad Catholic Diocese. The main celebrant was, Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani, SCJ the bishop of Kokstad. The co celebrant was the son of the village, the parish and the diocese, Bishop Xolelo […]


Our Lord Jesus Christ is teaching us to be merciful just as the Father is. Many questions arise on the meaning of being merciful, what does this mean? Simple, be merciful. Our Lord is merciful. Being merciful means be like the Father who never counts anyone’s mistakes, but forgives endlessly. “Lord, how often must I […]

There is more than me inside me

It is, indeed true that deep inside me there is more than me. One can understand this by simple knowing his or her senses which, which most people are taking them for granted. This is the realisation of oneself who really contemplate or reflect upon his or her life. By reflecting, pondering, gazing and contemplating, […]


Bishop Zolile P. Mpambani of Kokstad Diocese presided over the Eucharistic celebration on Chrism Mass during which he gave an explanation on the meaning of Chrism Mass. “We call this Chrism Mass because it is taken after Christ”. He said. It explains also the fullness of the Bishop and his unity with the priests in […]

Healing Service Workshop in Kokstad

“COME TO ME …THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE TO THE FULL” Bishop Zolile P. Mpambani gathered together with priests, religious and few lay people for a workshop on healing service which took place in Kokstad from Monday 20th to Wedndesday 23rd June. The workshop was led by both Fr Bafana Hlatshwayo CSSR and Sr Phuthunywa […]

Welcome To The Diocese Of Kokstad

Bishop Xolelo T KumaloAs the Bishop of the Diocese of Kokstad in South Africa, I welcome you to this website.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Kokstad is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani