- An eye-opening video takes a look at the battle South Africa faces in the war against false prophets
- The footage highlights some of the strong allegations made against some pastors
- It also details the challenges faced by the CRL rights commission as some pastors strongly oppose regulation
A stunning video reveals the extent of the battle Mzansi faces in the war against false prophets and fake pastors.
The short video focuses on how pastors are abusing their power and some of the strong allegations made against them, such as fraud, rape and money laundering.
It also touches on the government’s efforts to have the religious sector regulated.
The footage was compiled by the BBC, based on a report by Mbulelo Mtshilibe.
A woman interviewed in the video shares her horror about being sexually violated by her pastor.
She reveals how the pastor offered her something to drink, she lost consciousness and woke up naked in his bed.
Her heart-breaking story goes on to detail that she discovered she fell pregnant as a result.
After confronting the pastor, she was raped again. He told her it was pointless sharing her story as no one would believe someone anointed by God would be capable of rape.
Briefly.co.za reported on Solomon Ashom’s 3-day protest against false prophets and he features in the video as well.
'Prophet' Shepherd Bushiri also features in the video, especially for his claim of curing congregants with HIV.
Government’s efforts to combat the scourge of fake pastors is reflected in the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission).
The commission is calling for Christianity to be regulated as well, but pastors such as Shimmy Kotu feel that a secular government isn’t equipped to regulate religion.
Briefly.co.za has shared the video here.
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