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Daily Dispatch: Christian leaders won’t remain silent for Zuma

By ABONGILE MGAQELWA on October 12, 2013 

THE gospel according to President Jacob Zuma is being challenged by Christian leaders, as are the actions of his government.

Speaking not from the podium, but from the pulpit at the 33rd synod of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Giyani, Limpopo, last week Zuma told congregants: “If you don’t respect those in leadership, if you don’t respect authority then you are bordering on a curse.”

But these sentiments are in contrast to a clear voice of protest emanating from church leaders who are condemning alleged abuses by the government and affiliated members of the tripartite alliance.

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