“Protect the public against abuse in the name of religion.” This is a plea from Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Zweli Mkhize to the CRL Rights Commission.
JOHANNESBURG - The CRL Commission says Christianity is in a state of crisis after the emergence of yet another controversial pastor.
A video of Alph Lukau 'raising a dead' man back to life went viral on social media on Monday.
In the video Lukau of Alleluia Ministries prays for the body of a man in a coffin, which reportedly came straight from the mortuary.
Lakau then places his hands on the body of the 'dead' man who after a few minutes can be seen sitting up in the coffin with his mouth and eyes wide open.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Zweli Mkhize urged the CRL Rights Commission to, “protect the public against abuse in the name of religion.”
The chairperson of the CRL Commission, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said religion and particularly Christianity are in crisis.
Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said the country desperately needs legislation to regulate religious leaders who are abusing the faith of congregants.
"Lawyers have, doctors have, any profession in this country is regulated. We can't say they'll be regulated in heaven, they'll be regulated by the bible," she said.