Religious rights commission condemns Mthatha pastor's behaviour


Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, head of rights commission CRL, speaks about the latest reports of the traditional practice of "ukuthwala" at a briefing in Johannesburg, Thursday, December 4, 2014.

JOHANNESBURG – The CRL Rights Commission urged people who feel their rights and beliefs have been violated to come forward saying no one should be subjected to conditions that are detrimental to their health.

The commission condemned the behaviour of a pastor who allegedly gave his congregation a mysterious oil to drink.

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More than 20 people collapsed after consuming the unidentified liquid.

Meanwhile, a Limpopo Pastor is under fire for reportedly making his church members drink Dettol.

The commission is investigating the commercialisation of religion in the country and is calling on religious leaders to give their input.