×

We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Churches must stay clear of political duels - minister

Judge John Hlophe recently swore in new Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo.
Judge John Hlophe recently swore in new Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo.
Image: ELMOND JIYANE

Controversial State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has asked church leaders to pray for politicians and stop talking about tenders.

Speaking at the God Never Fails church in Buffelspruit near Malalane, on Sunday, Bongo asked the church to pray for the government.

"According to me, the church has to pray for the leadership of the country to lead it well. But now churches speak about tenders and political squabbles. Let not the church be derailed, please pray for us" said Bongo.

Bongo said President Jacob Zuma was under attack from white people.

"President Zuma is under attack because he is the first president to speak about radical economic transformation and expropriation of land, which the enemy do not want to hear.

"We know who the enemy is, its a pity some blacks are singing the same tune with the enemy" said Bongo.

Appostle Sibonangaye Mziyako told Bongo that he must pray and the enemies will fall.

"Even if some have placed spears to come against you, God will do away with all that and you will have your dignity back" Mziyako said.

According to Sunday newspapers Bongo is being investigated for allegedly benefiting from land deals in Mpumalanga while he was the legal adviser of the department of human settlements.

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.