Churches threaten to act against Mkhwebane over state capture inquiry | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches has threatened to act against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane if she fails to explain her call for the terms of reference for the state capture inquiry to be expanded beyond the remedial action in the State of Capture report. In a letter…

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SACC excluded from interfaith council | IOL News

The SA Council of Churches was neither informed of nor invited to the recent formation of the National Interfaith Leaders Council (NILC), it said on Wednesday. “Although we do not presume that our exclusion was malicious, but the SACC is disappointed at not having been offered the courtesy of invitation,”…

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Why ANC dumped council of churches | News | National | M&G

The ANC has marginalised the South African Council of Churches in favour of Pastor Ray McCauley’s National Interfaith Leaders’ Council because it refuses to cosy up to the ANC, SACC leaders said this week. Two SACC sources told the Mail & Guardian that the council felt it was being punished…

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Religious leaders urge Zuma to ‘do honourable thing’ and resign | The Citizen

South Africa’s top religious leaders who include well-known former anti-apartheid church activists, have called on President Jacob Zuma to “do the honourable thing” and resign. In a joint statement, the leaders said Zuma has lost all moral legitimacy to govern and therefore should do the honourable thing and step down.…

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Church council to come out of ‘ICU’ for nation building – Chikane | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches (SACC) will no longer sit on the sidelines while society suffers, its senior Vice President Reverend Frank Chikane told journalists on Saturday. ‎ “Today it’s a beginning of a new thing,” Chikane said at the SACC’s June 16 commemoration in Orlando Stadium. “The…

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#StateCaptureReport: SACC calls for corruption TRC | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches has called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) into corruption following the release of the State Capture report on Wednesday. “The Gupta chapter is only one part of the larger tapestry of possible corruption and improper influence, and that for South…

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Country risks collapsing from systematic siphoning of state assets – SACC | News24

Soweto – The South African Council of Churches has warned that the country risks collapsing if the ANC does not act on the “systematic siphoning of state assets pivoted around President Jacob Zuma”. “The country is going to collapse. It is difficult to rebuild once you go into lawlessness,” SACC…

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Council of Churches report on state capture can be used in NEC discussions – Mantashe | News24

Pretoria – The African National Congress might not have placed the South African Council of Churches (SACC) report into state capture on their agenda, but it can still be used in debates during its national executive committee (NEC) says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. He was speaking on the sidelines of…

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Churches to seek meeting with Zuma over ‘blasphemy’ | News24

The SA Council of Churches is hoping to meet with President Jacob Zuma over his “problematic” statement that a vote for the ANC will get people into heaven, it said today. “We work on a daily basis with scores of people who are hungry, unemployed and homeless. These are our…

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