Controversial anti-gay US pastor 'to be deported from Botswana'

2016-09-20 11:46
Video

UPDATE: Botswana-bound pastor laments decision of 'wicked' SA

2016-09-14 16:01

Anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson has lashed out at South Africa in his latest online video, following Tuesday's announcement by Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba that Anderson is unwelcome in the Republic and will not be granted a visa. Watch. WATCH

Gaborone - Reports have emerged indicating that controversial United Sates anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson is set to be deported out of Botswana.

According to BBC, Anderson was reportedly being held at the country's immigration department, "awaiting" his return to the US.

Anderson had previously been banned from entering South Africa over his critical remarks about homosexuality and gay rights, with authorities saying that he was in contravention of certain parts of the Constitution.

The outspoken pastor took to his Facebook page shortly after his visa was denied in South Africa and claimed his gratitude for Botswana accepting him.


Read more on:    steven anderson  |  us  |  botswana  |  gay rights  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.