Mantashe: ANC members go to church

2012-12-11 17:36

ANC members go to church and can be influenced there, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has said.

An angry Mantashe called a press briefing late this afternoon to denounce a group of religious leaders who issued a statement calling on the ANC to help end “moral decay” in society and to elect the right leaders to do so.

The party’s elective congress is set to start on Sunday in Mangaung.

“ANC members go to church, they are social beings, they are economic beings, and they can be influenced there,” he said.

Mantashe added that the ANC had met with religious leaders last month and that they could have raised their concerns with the party during that meeting.

He said the religious sector should pray to help end moral decay, but they shouldn’t try to influence the outcome of Manguang at the eleventh hour.

Mantashe added that he went to church for “spiritual fulfilment” and would hate it if a church service sounded like an ANC meeting.

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