Entries by Jef

Statement: Resignation of President Jacob Zuma

JOHANNESBURG: The representatives the broad spectrum of faith communities of the country, today met with the African National Congress.  The expectation was that the national officials of the ANC would be present; however we were disappointment at the absence of the President of the party, which the ANC acknowledged. The delegation raised concerns about Nkandla, […]

SACC requests meeting with ANC Top Six

Following the events of last week, the South African Council of Churches (SACC) has requested an urgent meeting with Jacob Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gwede Mantashe, Baleka Mbete, Zweli Mkhize and Jessie Duarte (ANC Top Six). Recently, some church leaders have expressed the opinion that President Zuma should be recalled by the ANC and requested the […]

Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, General Secretary, SACC

JOHANNESBURG: The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is encouraged by the ruling from the Constitutional Court on Thursday 31 March, which has served to restore the faith of the people in the constitutional integrity of our nation, and goes a long way towards upholding accountability in the Office of the President. The highest court […]

A mortgaged state: Trends and patterns, let daylight prevail

“It’s almost morning. You can’t tell whether it’s day or night”. Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth says these words in response to her husband’s question of what time it is on this troubled night, following a chilling monologue where he says: There’s an old saying: the dead will have their revenge. Gravestones have been known to move, […]

Churches united against corruption

The South African Council of Churches applauds the initiative of the South African Christian Leaders Initiative that calls on Christians to march alongside other South Africans of conscience to protest the scale of corruption that erodes the moral fibre of our society. We call on churches in the various parts of the country to not […]

Methodist Church endorses the anti-corruption marches on 30 September

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa joins all our partners in faith in endorsing the anti-corruption marches set to take place on 30 September in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Corruption is rampant in every aspect of our lives including the private sector, business and government; it is a silent cancer that is mercilessly eating […]