The Sunday News
WHILE at various times he has grabbed the attention of the country with his stellar acting during his career, veteran actor Zenzo Nyathi recently proved he also as capable in the classroom when he graduated from the Africa Multi-Nation for Christ Colleges (AMFCC).
AMFCC is a Bible college under the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (Zaoga), which meets the training needs of church leaders and congregations worldwide. Nyathi graduated with a Diploma in Theology and announced immediately his desire to further his studies. Nyathi announced to his followers on social media site that he was capped last week.
“This day I’ll treasure forever . . . My first ever graduation in life. Diploma in Theology in the bag, next year going for the BA programme. In the beginning God CREATED . . . and who said creatives don’t graduate?
“Thank you very much to my wife Nompilo and my family for the support, it has been a difficult two years, to AMFCC school and the lectures thank you so very much. And everyone that supported me God bless you . . . All Glory be to God . . .” the post read.
In an interview, Nyathi said he had made space for his education by clearing his work schedule.
“It wasn’t really hard juggling between the arts and my education because for the past two years I haven’t been really that busy. This is because I told myself that I have to do this. It was exciting and challenging at the same time and this is why I want to further my studies, which will happen next year in the United States, because I really have a passion for theology,” he said.
Nyathi, who describes himself as a God-fearing actor, said despite his qualifications he did not see himself on the pulpit any time soon.
“In life, never say never but I really don’t see myself on the pulpit. That isn’t my ultimate goal and I’m really not keen on being a pastor or anything of that sort. The Bible says ‘Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations’ and this is something which I’ve been doing so you never know,” he said.