But Why Are Churches Not Paying Tax?

Today I saw this guy I went to high school with. While in high school he once told me he wanted to study Theology and be a pastor. I didn’t take him serious at the time because of the lifestyle he led ( womanizing this girl and womanizing that girl). Well, although he didn’t get a chance to study Theology, but today he leads one of the biggest churches in his area. He is married to this girl we both knew from high school as well.I’m startled by one thing though. The guy is a prophet and I don’t have issues with that, but his wife is a prophetess as well, now I have issues with that. My issue is centered around the following:

Why with the clergy when they get married their titles seem to pass down to their other halves? Is God anointed between the sheets or whether prophetic powers were sexually transmitted in that a prophet’s wife becomes a prophetess, a pastor’s wife becomes a pastor?

Speaking of which

In South Africa churches are classified under Section 21. This means that they are registered to provide services and do not intend to make profit.

Although they are not legally obligated but It also means that whatever profits or funds they may receive from donors, they have a patriotic duty to provide services to various “communities” such as children’s feeding schemes, AIDS orphans etc.

However they have been milking the poor dry and making millions of rands/dollars out of their troubled souls. They are gospelpreneurs, they own the best houses in and outside the country, driving the most expensive cars, and living extravagant lifestyles but still cajoling the poorest of the poor to seed even more.
Some of them own conglomerate companies which are registered under their section 21 churches. One does not need to enlist the services of an Economist to see that these so-called prophets are merely business people taking advantage of the poor and troubled souls and raking millions through their misery.

To believe them is nothing but a mischief. To let them go without being taxed is nothing but fraud and economic mischief.

Public Protector, please rescue us from these snakes!

“I love you my son” my dad told me.

Growing up in the villages I knew that my parents loved me dearly, in fact I can bet I was the favorite since I’m the only boy in 4 girls and I received most of the gifts during Christmas, I was taught to drive at an early age, every time I performed well at school I would get a reward more than that of the girls, but I will never forget new year’s eve when my dad gave me a phone call as usual and right at the end of our conversation he told me he loved me.

I was so shocked by these words, I had goose bumps all over my body and to tell the truth I don’t even know what my response was because although I knew he loved me but in my 35 years, he has never actually said it. After that call I couldn’t sleep. I had to make an urgent calls to my mom, sisters and other close relatives to find out if everything was okay with the old man. To my surprise no one heard anything or know anything wrong, everything was fine.

This made me realize how important it is to always tell your kids how much you love them. How much words alone can boost their self confidence, change how they see the world, change how they see you as a parent, strengthen family bonds.

As much as I’m happy with my upbringing and what I’ve turned out to be, I just wonder how my life was gonna turn out to be if I’ve heard those words 20 year ago.

I love you more Mr Shabangu 🙂