Mormon studies, African Saints, South Africa, Moses Mahlangu, Soweto
The faith of the African Saints is legendary, and the story of one man is often repeated to illustrate that faith. Moses Mahlangu waited many years from his introduction to the Book of Mormon sometime in the 1960s until his baptism in 1980. Two significant factors led to his long wait: (1) the laws and attitudes in South Africa affecting race relations and (2) a priesthood restriction of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding people of black1 African lineage. Through it all, Mahlangu and several others who had been converted through their reading of the Book of Mormon remained faithful to their testimonies of this volume of scripture.
Turley, Richard E. Jr. and Cannon, Jeffrey G.
"A Faithful Band: Moses Mahlangu and the First Soweto Saints,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 55:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol55/iss1/3