Cler­ics must speak

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

IT WAS with shock and hor­ror that I read the ar­ti­cle, “Vot­ing ANC is like open­ing gates of heaven” (Week­end Ar­gus, July 24) in which the pres­i­dent of this beau­ti­ful coun­try openly states: “Not vot­ing for the ANC is like choosing the devil over God.”

Fur­ther down, he goes on to say: “Not vot­ing for the ANC was like com­mit­ting crime.”

This from the mouth of a man who has con­sumed mil­lions of rands in tax­pay­ers’ money in his bid to avoid fac­ing 783 charges. Has he no shame? He is us­ing God to bully and un­der­mine his elec­torate, know­ing a large num­ber of the “au­di­ence” would be de­voutly re­li­gious.

It is time our cler­ics of all re­li­gions took a stand against this man who wears the ti­tle of pres­i­dent.

Let us hear the cler­ics come out and put him in his place so the very elec­torate he black­mails with his ut­ter­ances can hear the cor­rect story.

Should there not be a re­ac­tion from re­li­gious lead­ers to the ab­so­lute rub­bish spo­ken by this man, it will seem they con­done th­ese ridicu­lous ut­ter­ances, never mind his be­hav­iour.

It leaves me dis­gusted, shocked and sad­dened.

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