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.
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.
Briefly.co.za 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.
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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