Plans to clamp down on dodgy religious leaders

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities held a presentation on Tuesday after its investigation into the commercialisation of religion, amid a debate about whether religion should be regulated by government.

Mr Edward Mafadza, Chief Executive Officer, The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) says they have come up with a number of findings.

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We have found evidence of commercialisation of religion in the religious sector. Compliance withing the existing laws is a challenge and lack of good governance structures were also found.

Mr Edward Mafadza, Chief Executive Officer, CRL Rights Commission

Mafadza says having and regulating laws in the religious sector will prove to be a challenge. He adds that an amendment needs to be proposed to the CRL to effectively deal with the issues and clamp down on the irregularities.

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