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In terms of future-telling failures, this is a Major One

Bushiri knows how to pull a crowd. Ace knows a ponzi scheme. Paddy Harper predicts that a new prophet may profit at Luthuli House

Commission calls for new limits to halt the commercialisation of religion

A commission wants regulations for religious leaders and a probe into possible tax evasion.

​Frogs vs angels: Prophet Bushiri’s angel landing pad plan declared illegal

Shepherd Bushiri didn’t have an environmental permit to build on land zoned for agriculture.

False prophets delay the coming of SA’s moral regeneration

People are desperate to escape poverty and are turning to charismatic churches that promise them healing and material rewards.

The prophet syndrome: Let them eat grass

In a society rife with depravity and inequality it is little wonder TB Joshua and his ilk are thriving.

Preaching the gospel of bling

Zimbabwe's new prophets are packing large arenas with promises of riches and redemption and, boy, are they bringing in the cash.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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