SA demands shutdown of foreign-run churches in wake of Omotoso trial

SA demands shutdown of foreign-run churches in wake of Omotoso trial

- South African citizens have had enough of foreign-run prophetic churches and have started an online petition demanding the shutdown of these churches

- The protest comes in the wake of Cyril Zondi’s shocking testimony at the trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso

- The petition has called on the South African government to protect its citizens from being exploited by prophets

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

South African citizens have had enough of foreign-run prophetic churches and have started an online petition demanding the shutdown of these churches. The online protest comes in the wake of shocking revelations at Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s trial.

South Africans united behind Cheryl Zondi after she gave a harrowing account of the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of Omotoso in his Durban-based church.

READ ALSO: Gigaba explains decision not to act against Guptas, but advocate cries foul

The petition calls on the South African government to take a stand and protect its citizens from being exploited by prophets. These prophets have often found easy targets in South Africa.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the petition was started on an online website known as petitions24.com which is run and promoted by its users

Thedailysun.co.za reported that the petition was started in solidarity with Cheryl Zondi and the unknown number of other victims of prophetic pastors which operate throughout the country.

PAY ATTENTION: Save mobile data with FreeBasics: Briefly is now available on the app

The petition has called on the government to introduce measures and laws aimed at regulating, monitoring and evaluating all church and religious group activities in the country in order to protect the poor and the vulnerable from being exploited.

According to the petition’s unnamed author or authors, the foreign prophets are welcome to go to their home countries to perform their miracle work there.

READ ALSO: DA lays complaint against Floyd Shivambu for violating Parliament code of conduct

Do you have a story to share with Briefly? Visit our Facebook page where you can send us a message or leave us a comment. Your story could be shared online.

For more amazing, funny and informative videos, please visit Briefly South Africa's YouTube Channel.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on iTunes or GooglePlay today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Black Coffee wedding dance video, pictures, and story

Black Coffee wedding dance video, pictures, and story

Black Coffee wedding dance video, pictures, and story
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel