SA Council of Churches ‘needs to regulate practices’ after another drowning incident

After three more people drowned in Soweto less than a month after 14 people drowned in the Jukskei River, is it time churches’ practices are tempered? Criminologist Prof Jaco Barkhuizen said South African churches had to be regulated. “Small churches with these extreme beliefs are a national security issue,” he said. Barkhuizen said this was the second drowning incident recently. “These pastors exploit their flock as badly as self-proclaimed prophet Bushiri. We have pastors using their influence to make people drink petrol and now we have pastors taking people to overflowing rivers for baptisms, knowing well that a river in…

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