Jackson Mkhabela called as Stake President of Soweto Stake

Jackson T Mkhabela was called as Stake President of the Soweto Stake and sustained at a Stake Conference held in the Pimville Stake Center.
All previous Stake Presidents in South Africa had been white though there have been black Counselors. This is significant when you consider the country’s racial diverse past and the fact that President Mkhabela presides over many white Saints in this multiracial Stake. In the Apartheid days the only white people you would see in Soweto where soldiers and police. White saints regularly attend meetings in Soweto as they did this last Sunday. This is not unique to the LDS Church but is reflection of how far South Africans have come as a people. Elder Scott of the 12 and Elder Sitati a Regional Authority Seventy extended the call.