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South Africa’s president lifts ban on places of worship

South Africa has lifted the ban on Church meetings holding across the nation. President Cyril Ramaphosa during a national address, announced that faith-based gatherings will be permitted again subject to health protocols.

The unnecessary restrictions will still apply, where no more than 50 people will be allowed to gather in indoor venues and 100 people at outdoor venues. Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) says although it welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to allow faith-based gatherings, it will still go to court today. The organisation lodged papers in the High Court in Johannesburg last week, demanding that government’s ban on faith-based gatherings be lifted. South Africa’s executive director for Freedom for Religion, Michael Swain, says the ban amounted to unfair discrimination against the religious sector and a gross violation of people’s right to religious freedom. Religious groups are determined to continue their battle in forcing the courts to compel the government to have places of worship opened.

And we have the assurance that the Church is victorious in this war, for our weapons of warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God. The Church has been the greatest force in restraining the plans of the enemy, and we will continue to hear the results of the prayers of the saints throughout the world.

Sabrijo Mpele

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