From petitions to close down churches, to prophets and rappers' flashy cars and homes, Briefly.co.za wraps up your news week in 5 headline.
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.
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.
SARS IT boss Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane has shot to fame in the last 24 hours because she made two very public blunders.
Makhekhe-Mokhuane botched an early morning interview to become the latest viral sensation in the country. But not everyone is impressed by, or even amused by Makhekhe-Mokhuane’s blunders considering she is meant to be an IT expert who allegedly earns R3.06 million per year (more or less the same as the current presidential salary).
If this figure is to be believed, it means Makhekhe-Mokhuane earns R278 000 per month or to make it plainly shocking R1738 per hour.
This means she earns the minimum wage in just two hours!
The pastor often makes headlines for his controversial approach to the gospel and some have accused him of making a profit off of others' believes.
Regardless of his motives in his church, Bushiri is one wealthy man- and, he is not afraid to show it off.
So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at the luxury lifestyle he is able to afford through the gospel.
Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant-General Lindile Yam, has revealed that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) needs over R50 billion, or else it will not be able to defend the country if need be.
Although the country isn't at war, the SANDF is still needed for vital operations. These include martitime security and border security.
Yam told said effective military capability was essential to deal with probable threats. According to The Citizen, he used Mozambique as an example, pointing at the volatile terror situation in the country.
Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo is not one to shy away from showing off his wealth. He has a massive house and a myriad of cars, which he shows to his fans, and to anyone who is interested in his social media pages.
He has made it after all. So, why not show the world how his hard work has paid off? He was able to achieve this by the age of 28.
Cassper Nyovest’s cars can make anyone drool. The fact that he has bought three cars in one year to obtain a multi-million garage is an absolute shocker. All his cars total about R 9.4 million counting his two Bentley's and the two Mercedes Benz's. This is almost just as much as his mansion which cost him R10 million.
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