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 away at the very soul of our nation. Materialism at
whatever the cost has become the dominant culture and impunity a way of
life. Enough is enough!
We repent of any corruption that may exist within our ranks and call
for reform within the church as we commit to pray and act against this
pervasive evil that if not curbed will be the downfall of all our
institutions and eventually our very economy.
In the wake of the numerous scandals that have bedevilled South
Africa with no evident resolutions, the time has come for all citizens
to take back their power and hold everyone in any form of leadership
accountable to promote good stewardship and good governance.
We, call all Methodists to exercise their consciences in support of
the march and other anti-corruption campaigns and to speak out against
dishonesty, fraud and any forms of duplicity at every opportunity.
May the Lord help us.