"I encourage artists to support the church while they are still alive" - Pastor Mboro

By Drum Digital
24 March 2017

Pastor Mboro said "we cannot have a situation where artist demand money to perform at church but want to use our facilities for free when they have memorials or funerals."

He told TshisaLIVE that churches and artists should support each other to prevent further exploitation."I would like to encourage artists to support the church while they are still alive. We cannot have a situation where artist demand money to perform at church but want to use our facilities for free when they have memorials or funerals."

Mboro made it clear that although he understood the reason behind the Grace Bible Church's stance, he felt that the church should have been more considerate towards the Mafela family because the church allegedly quoted a hefty R89,000 to hold the late star's memorial service.

"The church can say that there are overhead costs that need to be paid for but it would have been a good thing to give support to the family. This was a traumatic incident that the family was not prepared for and they obviously do not have that kind of money to pay. The right thing to do would be to help them not kick them out on the street," Mboro said.

He said that if the family had reached out to him instead, he "would not have charged" them to use his church.

"There are some people in the church which we help free of charge. People who need a place to hold a memorial or a funeral. People whose family members have been in the mortuary for two or three months because they can't afford to have the bodies released. As a church we represent Christ and we help people in need, as Christ would have. We must just give," Mboro added.

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