A new church in Orange Farm allows its congregants to drink alcohol and performs enthusiastic services in bars fueled by whisky and other alcoholic beverages.
The Gabola church was founded eight months ago and has grown in size with lively group of followers.
The church's founder and self-declared pope, Tsietsi Makiti, says that his church is for those who have been rejected by other churches for their love of alcohol.
The name of the chruch, Gabola, means "drinking" in Tswana, one of the country;s official languages.
Some people and churches are outraged by Gabola and call it blasphemous. The church is not part of the mainstream South African Council of Churches.
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Recently Makiti anointed himself as Pope of Africa and claimed to have over 15 000 members.
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