Entries by Moagisi Sibanda

SACC Statement on Omotoso Rape Trial

Media Release   Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana The people of South Africa and the churches have watched with gripping horror and disbelief the trial proceedings of the so-called pastor, Mr Tim Omotoso, charged with rape and human trafficking. The manner in which the victim, young and courageous Cheryl Zondi, was brutalised in a cross examination that […]

SACC Statement on Passing of Minister Molewa

22 September 2018 Media Release SACC Statement on Passing of Minister Edna Molewa It is with sadness that we learnt earlier today of the passing of Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa. Ms Molewa valiantly fought our environmental struggles, including playing a significant role in leading South Africa’s war on rhino poaching, both locally […]

SACC Condemns Horrific Gaza Massacre by Israeli Forces

Media Release The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has reacted indignantly to the horrific massacre of protesting Palestinians by the Israeli military in Gaza. “For the Israeli snipers to have used live ammunition on non-violent civilians is rogue behaviour, demonstrating complete disregard for human life, and utter disdain for International Law and protocols”, said […]

SACC horrified at attack on Verulam mosque

Media Release   The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is horrified at the brutal attack on a mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, and condemns this violent act in the harshest possible terms. “Such ruthlessness has no place in South Africa, let alone in a religious context. We are horrified that such an execution can […]

SACC Alarmed at Violence in North West Province

Media Release Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is alarmed by the violent nature of the protests taking place in the North West Province. We call on communities to desist from violence and the criminal acts of looting and destroying property. The valid grievances of the people must be attended to […]

SACC Statement on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The South African Council of Churches has learned with shock the sad news of the passing away of Mrs Nomzamo Winnie Mandela. We extend our deepest condolences to the Mandela and Madikizela families, as well as to her organization the African National Congress. We call on all religious traditions to pray for her and support […]

Judge Moseneke’s Esidimeni findings a win for human rights

SACC welcomes former Deputy Chief Justice, Dikgang Moseneke’s landmark findings for human rights, and the satisfactory award to the distraught families of the Life Esidimeni tragedy. The relevance of this is in the constitutional emphasis of the dignity of mental health care users. The significance of the conclusion to this painful Esidimeni Arbitration Hearings in […]

Media Statement: SACC Welcomes the Resignation by President Jacob Zuma

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) welcomes the decision as announced by President Jacob Zuma last night, 14 February 2018, to resign as President of the Republic of South Africa. The resignation is a step towards unburdening the country of a presidency that has been followed by controversy from the very beginning. President Zuma […]

Media Release – SACC Statement on the Letter to the Public Protector

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) confirms that the SACC wrote a letter on January 15, 2018, to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, seeking clarity on the statement made by Adv. Mkhwebane on January 10, 2018, regarding the appointment by President Jacob Zuma of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry into State Capture. The […]

SACC Statement on the Election of New ANC President and NEC

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) congratulates the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) officials, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, following a gruelling contest and a nail biting wait for the results. The SACC is however disappointed, at how the 54th ANC National Conference has very much excluded women from among the officials. Whereas […]