Are charismatic churches 'unfairly targeted' in CLR probe?

Pastor Lesego Daniels, infamous for making his congregants drink petrol, has reportedly defied the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CLR), which is investigating the commercialisation of religion.

Redi Tlhabi on Tuesday opened the lines for listeners to weigh in on the subject. One listener said government should leave churches alone because they never asked for a commission.

Listen to the calls below:

I don't understand how somebody can tax the church? To summon someone is already arresting them... How can you summon the pastor?

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