S.A govt warns illegal protestors against Bushiri’s ECG Church: ‘Freedom of worship’

South Africa’s religious practices watchdog, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CLR Rights Commission), has warned protesters against intimidating prophet Shepherd Bushiri as the South African constitution gives people freedom of worship.

Prophet Buhsiri’s billboard at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa

In a statement CRL Rights Commission said Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church followers have the right to freedom of association.

“The CRL Rights Commission has noted with sadness the loss of lives at the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church and expresses its condolences to the affected families.

“The Commission is aware of the marches at the Church demanding that the Prophet should leave the country.”

“The CRL Rights Commission cautions the members of the public that the South African Constitution gives people the freedom of religion as well as freedom of association.

This right therefore means that people have a right to associate with any religious organisation wherever and whenever they deem it necessary to do so, as long as such a religious organization operates within the national laws or local bylaws,” the commission said.

The commission called dialogue between the Enlightened Christian Gathering and SANCO.

“In line with its mandate, the Commission has called for a mediation meeting between the Enlightened Christian Gathering and SANCO on 10 January 2019.”

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Mtonga nthazi
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Mtonga nthazi

SA govt is reasonable, how can they chase him without a clear reason? what is their witness that is bushuri who killed people?

Billy
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Billy

The issue is not that he caused the deaths. It is rather that he tried to conceal the deaths by removing the bodies before informing the police and paramedics. The reporter is just biased in his reporting.

B. Nzama Banda
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Choka satan…munthu wanzeru uyu….abale inu tiyeni tizinena zinazi….Bushiri sanaime panseu nkumawaitanila anthu ku church kwake ai. Ndizovesa chisoni kuti miyoyo inatayika …koma Bushiri walakwa pati.

Gogo Va Milton
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Gogo Va Milton

Thank you @ B Nzama Banda it’s unfortunate that people died because of stampede. But its expected when there is a huge crowd. Prophet was not even there and logistics people should have organised and controlled the crowd. This has nothing to do with Prophet but it’s a personal vendetta against him and his church. Stampede happens in soccer matches in concerts why don’t they act like that?

Billy
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Billy

The issue here is that Bushiri tried to conceal the deaths by removing the bodies without informing the police or paramedics. Basically he committed a crime.

Billy
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Billy

Bushiri analakwa potenga mitembo osadziwita apolisi ngakhale a chipatala.

CHOKA SATANA
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PLAIN CARRYING 280 PASSENGERS CLASHES ?? DO WE PROTEST AND BURN TYRES ?DO WE BLAME ENGINEERS ? DO WE BLAME PILOTS ? DO WE BLAME THE OWNER OF THE PLANE ? DO WE TELL THE PLANE OWNER TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY ?

garry10
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garry10

It’s Plane….not plain

MCHACHA
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MCHACHA

Ndipo wayambilatu dzana ndima Plain akewo kkkk

ngandu jonglo
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ngandu jonglo

Happy for you dad,always on the winning side.doesn’t mater what may come your way,God is always on your side.

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