People are church cash cows - CRL Deputy Chairperson
Deputy Chairperson of the Commission,
Professor David Mosoma said church
leaders were making citizens cash cows. "The
challenge we have in this country is that each and
every person who does not have employment, the first
line of call is to start a church.
this country believe. If you say 'God has said',
they will follow you. So, because of that
vulnerability, people exploit it for financial
gain," said Mosoma.
The Commission yesterday held a hearing in
Mahikeng, North West.
"Churches have become more like business. Some, when you walk into their churches,
there are ATMs or speedpoints so that they would not take the little donation you want to give willingly," Mosoma said.
"Your donation is measured by how much you give and it creates your status more than your faith .
It destroys the integrity of the word of God."
Among church leaders who appeared was
Ebube Osuchukwu of Camp of Fire Ministries International.
The church has been operating in Mahikeng since August 2012 and registered as a nonprofit company in January 2013
with branches in Nigeria and Botswana.Mosoma said the commission was concerned about foreign pastors flocking into
SA using work permits and later starting churches.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015, the
CRL Rights Commission launched its report entitled
"The re-use of graves by local government".
The Commission had undertook a study on the use and
re-use of graves after it received a number of
complaints from the public, particularly from the
eThekwini Metro Municipality area.
Albinism in South Africa
of Memorandum of Understanding between CRL Rights
Commission and Albinism Society of South Africa.
The Signing was done by the Chairperson of the
and the National Director of ASSA Ms
Undlunkulu Ma Mchiza
from the Zulu Royal House was in attendance