Herman Mashaba has praised Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, for his decision to tighten his grip on religion in his country.
With false pastors and prophets doing rounds in society to gain financially from their preaching, the Rwandan president decided he needed to do something to stop them exploiting Christians.
So, he closed down over 6000 churches in the country, and added a law that one must have a formal qualification to be allowed to preach in Rwanda.
Paul Kagame said:” I have closed 6000 churches in my country and I now demand a degree in theology for every religious leader. Stop playing with people’s faith to make it business, Rwanda is a blessed country.”
His statements prompted the Johannesburg mayor to praise him, calling it true leadership.
“This is what I regard as leadership when you care about the welfare & interest of a growing country”, Mashaba wrote on Twitter.
His tweet received mixed reactions, with some agreeing with him while others felt it was not the path to follow in the quest to stop fake prophets.
“I'm not one who goes to church but I know that one does not a degree to lead a congregation. This is not an effective solution to dealing with fake prophets.”, one tweep wrote.
However, another said at least Kagame was trying to do something. Some tweeps even called on Mashaba to do the same in Joburg to stop the ‘pastorpreneurs’.
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