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We’ve seen peo­ple be­ing fed grass and snakes and made to drink petrol – all in the name of re­li­gion. This kind of be­hav­iour could be a thing of the past if the Com­mis­sion for the Pro­mo­tion and Pro­tec­tion of the Rights of Cul­tural, Re­li­gious and Lin­guis­tic Com­mu­ni­ties has its way. It has launched a na­tion­wide probe into the con­duct of bo­gus churches.

SABC chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng is fix­ated on reg­u­lat­ing jour­nal­ists. In the space of a few days, he twice called for reg­u­la­tion – at a break­fast de­bate and in Par­lia­ment. This prompted his em­ployer, the public broad­caster, to is­sue a re­lease dis­tanc­ing it­self, say­ing Cloudy was speak­ing in his per­sonal ca­pac­ity.

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