Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
As places of worship, churches naturally exude an aura of moral rectitude and sanctity that inspires worshippers to hold them in unquestioning reverence.
Strangely, though, criminals seem to show scant regard for the sanctimonious aura enjoyed by churches and join such institutions with devious intentions.
In recent years, corrupt individuals have lent credence to the notion of wolves in sheep's clothing by infiltrating our churches. Often their masquerade is inspired by the mistaken belief that, under the cover of the church, they will enjoy divine protection and so elude detection by the long arm of the law.
Not surprisingly, some churches are becoming aware of the wolves in their midst and are taking a public stand against corrupt individuals who risk compromising the integrity of their institutions.
Hence the significance of the Zion Christian Church head Bishop Lekganyane's Easter message, denouncing the actions of corrupt individuals who use the church as a cover for their misdeeds.
Denuding church-going, corrupt individuals of moral space in which to carry out their shenanigans can only help drive home the message that crime is unacceptable - whether committed by a religious person or someone operating under the guise of the church.