- Khaya Mthethwa and Anele Mdoda have expressed their opinions on the reopening of churches under Level 3 lockdown and neither of them support it
- The two celebs took to social media to express their dissatisfaction at government's announcement that congregational worship would be allowed from 1 June
- President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Tuesday night after consultation with spiritual leaders and assurances that sanitation procedures would be adhered to
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Gospel singer and pastor Khaya Mthethwa and media personality Anele Mdoda are not okay with the fact that government is allowing churches to reopen when Mzansi moves to Level 3 lockdown on 1 June.
The two stars took to social media to voice their concerns immediately after President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Tuesday night.
Judging by their reactions, they are definitely against the decision by government. Khaya believes that the resolution is irresponsible.
"I'm a church boy but this is irresponsible."
When a fan asked Khaya to give Ramaphosa a break as he was "trying his best" to lead a democratic country, Khaya replied:
"I'm not attacking his leadership... I respect him... This is my personal opinion in a democratic country."
Anele did not mince her words when she said the decision "made no sense".
"I don't attend church but I could now, to see the family I have not seen in 70 days? The government has had my full support until now. It makes no sense and I'm not saying it's unfair to restaurants and smokers. I am saying this here, not being compared to anything, makes no sense."
The stunner even asked government to reconsider this resolve.
"How many services could I attend in one week? Who will police that? It is a bad idea. Sorry to the pastors who follow me. I can't get behind this at all. @PresidencyZA please reconsider."
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In support of her argument, Anele added that a pandemic was not meant to be comfortable.
"I support a retraction like the cigarette one. 50 a service and the ones that didn't get in? What is the communication saying who is in and who is out? Guys a pandemic is not meant to be comfortable!!! Church is not the spiritual part of your faith. Please reconsider this."
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa said recognised places of worship may resume services but congregations must be limited to 50 people.
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