Nhlangakazi, KwaZulu-Natal. Vimbeni Shembe arrives at the top of the holy mountain of his great grandfather after 100,000 pilgrims made a three day barefoot walk from the headquarters of the Nazareth Baptist Church, or Shembe. Shembe is a staunchly traditionalist Zulu cult that was founded in 1913 by Isaiah Shembe after a vision. Their beliefs are a mix of Old and New Testament and the ancestral veneration of traditional Zulu culture. 17 August 1997.