Hard to understand the reasoning behind mixing religion with politics

African National Congress's Gwede Mantashe chats with ACDP's Kenneth Meshoe at IEC's results centre in Pretoria where representatives of political parties gathered to see the election results as they come in on MAY 8 2014 .
African National Congress's Gwede Mantashe chats with ACDP's Kenneth Meshoe at IEC's results centre in Pretoria where representatives of political parties gathered to see the election results as they come in on MAY 8 2014 .
Image: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI/THE TIMES

For the umpteenth time someone has formed a political party to target Christian voters. Thandi Mnyandu-Mudau needs all the luck she can get.

Quite frankly I'm not too sure about this thing of taking religion to parliament. Anyway, parties that use religion in order to attract voters have a dismal record in this country.

Mnyandu-Mudau is the first to admit that she's not a politician.

Reverend Kenneth Meshoe's African Christian Democratic Party is the only such party that has performed relatively well.

I never understand the reason behind mixing religion with politics.

If such people want to convert politicians, it clearly has failed. By the way, anyone who uses statements that can't be verified independently is shady at best. Anyone who says God or my ancestors have said this and that to him or her about me, kills my interest on the spot.

People who are leaders of cults throughout the world have used the same "God has instructed me" line to terrorise their flock. Right now, there's a new guy, who ironically hails from Engcobo, who claims to be God.

Yes, that's the same town that produced the now infamous Mancoba family. I would prefer if religious people were to stick to what they do best - preach to people in the comfort of their churches.

Richardson Mzaidume

Pimville

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