- Many South Africans applauded Botswana for taking a harsh stance against Shepherd Bushiri
- Several commenters were outraged at Bushiri's fraud
- However, some add it was impossible to compare Botswana and South Africa
Briefly.co.za went online to ask South Africans what they thought of Botswana's action against self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
Botswana has imposed visa restrictions on Bushiri, making it almost impossible for him to enter the country again.
In typical Mzansi fashion, people had a lot to say.
Many people applauded Botswana's harsh stance against Bushiri, and said that South Africa should follow suit. This comes after allegations that Bushiri scammed hundreds of people out of millions of rands.
Nduh Shabane said, "Even Botswana thinks better than south Africa".
Oris Mgwenya echoed this, saying, "Ramaphosa, take a leaf from Botswana and protect the vulnerable from these scavengers."
Thabang SameelArt agreed. "Remember, Botswana is not capture," he said.
Enock Hlatshwayo, however, said that what South Africa needed wasn't a tougher government but a change to the culture that allowed figures like Bushiri to take advantage of people.
"We don't need laws, we need people who have sober minds, not drunken minds," he wrote.
Others praised Botswana, but said that one couldn't compare a large country like South Africa to a small country like Botswana. For example, Bheka Koza said, "Botswana is a province you can't compare it to South Africa."
A common thread throughout the comments, however, was anger and disgust at Bushiri's actions. People appeared to be particularly sickened that these crimes were committed by a so-called man of God.
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