Johannesburg, 12 June, 2022 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders under the auspices of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have reacted to complaints about their silence over allegations of crime and misconduct against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
In a Tuesday, June 7 statement, officials of SACC, and entity that includes representatives of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) react to accusations of silence leveled against them by the President and Commander in Chief (CIC) of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Sello Malema.
SACC, they say, “will not be rushed into a public statement, and will only act and speak out on the revelations and allegations leveled against from a position of greater knowledge and a deeper understanding.”
“We are required to know all that we can know about an emerging situation in order to apply our judgment tools to inform our actions, before we act or speak out,” SACC officials say.
In a Tuesday, June 7 press conference, the CIC of EFF lamented the silence of SACC members over kidnapping and bribery allegations, which former spy chief, Arthur Fraser, made against President Ramaphosa, and registered with the police in South Africa.