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ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST

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Article by: Dumisane Dube

A group of Christian Church leaders from different places gathered in Pretoria to deliver a memorandum to the government at the Union Buildings on Friday.

Lockdown Alert Level 3 prohibits faith-based gatherings, social gatherings, political gatherings, and traditional council meetings to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Church leaders say that they are not happy with the closing of churches, and they feel that the government is discriminating against religion.

“We are here as pastors against church closure, we are not happy because we have not been consulted and that our rights have been tempered with. We have freedom of religion. Christian religion believes in gatherings” – said the pastors.

They want the government to allow churches to reopen.

The church leader said they are asking for government reopen churches and they will ensure that every church activity will not promote the spread of COVID-19.

Pastors have given the government seven days to respond to their memorandum.

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