Banned church takes Kgafela to court

source: Sunday Standard
by Oliver Modise
25-04-2010

Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana and its affiliate, Family of God, have dragged Bakgatla Paramount Chief Kgafela Kgafela II and his younger brother, Mmusi Kgafela, to court demanding that the church be reinstated in Kgatleng urgently.

The case is set for hearing tomorrow (Monday) afternoon before High Court judge David Newman. In its filed court papers, the churches want the court to declare that the Bakgatla paramount chief has no legal authority to expel the churches or any of its members from Kgatleng.

Last week the family of God church was banned from worshipping in Mochudi by Kgafela following clash with the royal family over a crusade that the church held in Mochudi.

The clash led to the whipping of two of the church’s pastors by Kgafela’s regiments whom it is understood accused the pastors of disrespecting Kgatla law. However, Family of God contends that [continue reading]

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