The CRL Rights Commission says it wants to approach the Constitutional Court for a declaratory order on the regulation of the religious sector.
The CRL says it had previously warned Parliament about the dangers of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministries Church in Ngcobo and others like it.
The commission's Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says they came across the cult during an investigation about two years ago and reported it to Parliament, but nothing was done.
We raised this problem. We raised it that they are a problem and accident waiting to happen, a time bomb. .— Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, chairperson of the CRL Commission
We had raised these issues that the Ngcobo situation is very dangerous.— Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, chairperson of the CRL Commission
Members of the Seven Angels Ministries Church are implicated in the massacre at eNgcobo police station and have been likened to a cult.
The CRL Rights Commission held a press briefing on Thursday to explain its functions in relation to religious and cultural groups. reports EWN's
The commission denied accusations that it was to blame for the alleged cult killings.
The chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva explained that they brought the matter before many organs of state, including the police, religious leaders and traditional leaders in Ngcobo.— Hitekani Magwedze, EWN reporter
She says they submitted a report to Parliament, signalling this specific ministry or cult as a red flag and that there was something that needed to be done urgently.— Hitekani Magwedze, EWN reporter
The police confirmed that suspects arrested in connection to the Ngcobo police killings had confessed to wanting steal weapons and bombing ATMs.
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WATCH: CRL holds press briefing on Mancoba Seven Angels Ministries Church
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CRL says it warned Parly of Ngcobo 'cult', renews calls for religious regulation