Ekupakameni, KwaZulu-Natal. A young girl prepares for her wedding during a mass marriage ceremony at 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. 2 August 1998.