Cosatu slams religious leaders

2016-04-20 06:00
PHOTO: supplied  Sobantu ANC activist Siyabonga Majola was buried on    Saturday.

PHOTO: supplied Sobantu ANC activist Siyabonga Majola was buried on Saturday.

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A COSATU KwaZulu-Natal committee member has criticised church leaders, telling them to attend to church matters and to refrain from participating in politics.

On Saturday Zimasile Giyama­ was one of the speakers at the funeral service of Siyabonga­ Majola, an ANC activist who was touted as a possible­ councillor in Sobantu­, Pietermaritzburg.

Giyama told a packed stadium in Sobantu that the trade union federation had more pressing issues than the Nkandla matter.

“Our advice to religious leaders is … not [to] enter the political terrain if you do not have the stomach for it.”

This was in reference to church leaders who had sought an audience with the ANC top brass pleading for Jacob Zuma to step down as president

Speaking to Echo Siya- bonga­’s brother Nhlanhleni Majola expressed his gratitude to those who were with the family from the time of his brother’s death up to his burial. “We thank the Pietermaritzburg community, the ANC, friends, relatives, bikers and car spinners.” - News24.

‘Our advice to religious leaders is … not [to] enter the
political terrain if you do not have the stomach for it’

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