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

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