Elections 2016: protests, religion and politicians politicking...

The role of the church and its role in politics has become a talking point, after religious leaders called on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts on the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

The church has a role to play purely because the primary mandate of a faith-based organisation is to fulfill that of a rescue ship and in order to effect that, you need to engage all stakeholders.

Eddy, caller in Mitchell's Plein

The citizens of this country are not pleased with the bahaviour and attitude with non-speaking of the truth in our addresses.

Eve, caller in Bosmont

The other day, I saw about the service at Bara [Chris Baragwanath Hospital] on how nurses treat patients. I mean they hit patients.

Nari, caller in Blairgowrie

ANC deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed a church congretation in Limpopo and said that religious leaders should rather focus on praying for the governing party.

The church should not be getting involved in issues of morality, especially in this day and age. Religion and state should not be mentioned in the same sentence.

Shaun, caller in Venderwood

The laws and pricinples of South Africa are based on the church. Forgiveness does not mean no consequences.

Thato, caller in Joburg

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Why it's problematic for public servants to opt out of marrying same-sex couples

Why it's problematic for public servants to opt out of marrying same-sex couples

Academic Jacques Rousseau‏ argues that state officials within the public service ideally shouldn't be given the choice to opt out.

[LISTEN] Solly Msimanga: Expropriate land at market related prices

[LISTEN] Solly Msimanga: Expropriate land at market related prices

Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane Solly Msimanga shares his vision for Gauteng as the candidate for Premier in 2019.

Technobyte: Would you go under the knife in order to take the perfect selfie?

Technobyte: Would you go under the knife in order to take the perfect selfie?

Aki Anastasiou reviews the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and talks about the latest craze of cosmetic surgery for good selfies.

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand explains the differences between the social drinker and an almost alcoholic.

[LISTEN] All you need to know about the State of Capture Inquiry

[LISTEN] All you need to know about the State of Capture Inquiry

Eusebius McKaiser engages the importance of the State Capture Commission of inquiry with a panel of experts.

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

Two white callers, Matt and Stephanie, disagreed on how white people should respond to apartheid as Eusebius McKaiser facilitated.

Popular articles
Stealthing: a form of rape, says Dr Tlaleng

Stealthing: a form of rape, says Dr Tlaleng

'Stealthing' is the act of discreetly removing the condom without the knowledge or consent of the other party during sex.

Afroworld View employees left jobless, as DStv shuts it down

Afroworld View employees left jobless, as DStv shuts it down

CWU says 350 workers from Afroworld View will be paid at the end of the month even though the channel has closed.

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

Check out the videos, tweets, Facebook posts that have gone viral and why this kid cheered her dad on in the toilet.