Tutu must guard his tongue

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has once again showed that he is the kind of person who cannot control his anger and does not realise the impact of the words that come out of his mouth.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has once again showed that he is the kind of person who cannot control his anger and does not realise the impact of the words that come out of his mouth.

First he said he was not going to vote in the next elections, which was really uncalled for because a vote is an individual's secret.

Recently he said President Robert Mugabe should be removed from his position by force. Again it was uncalled for!

It is true that the crisis in Zimbabwe is heartbreaking but such words are not expected from a man of Tutu's calibre.

As a man of God he must read James 1:19,20. "My dear brothers take note of these; everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires."

Tutu is speaking from anger and he must learn to control his anger and avoid causing unnecessary conflict.

He might be using one of his democratic rights - freedom of speech - but his position does not allow him to say anything any time he feels like it.

I am very disappointed in him.

Moses Mothogoane, Jane Furse

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