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

2016-09-20 11:46

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

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