ZCC, noun

Forms:
Also Z.C.C.
Origin:
Initial letters of Zion Christian Church.
A large independent church which blends certain traditional African beliefs and practices with those of Christianity; nonce, a representative of this church. Also attributive. See also Zionist.
1970 Post 19 July 2The Bishop drove off at high speed — followed by his late father’s Buick and a convoy of Z.C.C. cars.
1971 Drum May 10Those ZCC people have treated me decently and I have nothing to say. I get whatever I want and my son is being well looked after, too, in Moria.
1985 S. Afr. Panorama June 5Although Bishop Lekgangyane has visited Israel and the Holy Land, and his followers are adjured among other things not to eat pork, the ZCC has no affiliation with Zionism or Judaism.
1988 E. Maluleke in Drum Apr. 37She left the ZCC after two years when her car was broken into during a church service.
1992 P. Stober in Weekly Mail 24 Apr. 21The ZCC has a bursary scheme and is conducting a literacy campaign...In line with African traditions, the church is strongly patriarchal...‘There is no question of ladies officiating. Marriage and polygamy as of old is permitted,’ explained the ZCC.
A large independent church which blends certain traditional African beliefs and practices with those of Christianity; nonce, a representative of this church. Also attributive.
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