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No more holy smokescreens: church must lead anti-corruption ...

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No more holy smokescreens: church must lead anti-corruption crusade

It should also clean its house, then call out corrupt ‘leaders’ to make churchgoers aware of the damage they cause

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The enormously powerful organised church, with members who are not only voters but political and business leaders, must urgently intervene to reverse the backslide into corruption which is threatening to turn SA into a fully fledged failed state.

Almost 80% of citizens say they are members of Christian denominations, representing, therefore, a potential major force to change this deep-seated culture.

Moral values, whether set by democracy, culture or religion, and which govern people’s behaviour in intimate spaces, day-to-day interactions, politics, business and government, have, in many instances, been corrupted...

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