President gets tough on prophets: Cyril Ramaphosa vows to take action

President gets tough on prophets: Cyril Ramaphosa vows to take action

The state looks set to engage in a serious conversation with religious leaders on their bogus counterparts according to Cyril Ramaphosa. This comes as leaders approach Parliament in an effort to have a code of conduct put in place to govern churches and their heads.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa seems eager to get tough on bogus prophets. According to IOL, Government is ready to engage with faith-based organisations who are taking advantage of their followers. reported yesterday that religious leaders had approached the state to approve a code of conduct for the behavior of religious leaders.

Speaking at Cape Town City Hall yesterday, the president commented on the viral video of Pastor Alph Lukau resurrecting a man during one of his services.

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A pastor had asked Ramaphosa why outrages figure heads weren't prosecuted, saying that they hurt clergy's reputation by taking desperate people for a ride.

Ramaphosa confirmed that the matter had been up for discussion and they had decided to work alongside religious leaders in place of dictating to them:

"If we just go overboard and start regulating churches and religions, we will have a backlash because faith-based organisations will say the government is beginning to regulate in such a way that is not constitutional,"

However, this didn't mean that the president was taking a relaxed stance on the matter:

"We are now given an opportunity to engage faith-based organisations on how can we work together to ensure we rid our country of bogus religious leaders who are taking our people for a ride, who are doing things that are so shocking and hoodwink people into believing they raised someone from the dead..."

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