Butale ready to die fighting Societies Bill

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Tati West legislator, Biggie Butale yesterday crossed swords with his Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) colleagues when he declared he would die opposing the Societies Amendment Bill.

Butale, a pastor of a Pentecostal church and former president of Evangelical Fellowship Botswana was spitting fire and brimstone in the National Assembly saying the amendments were discriminatory as it sought to treat churches differently to other societies.

The amendments seek to increase the number of persons required to register a religious organisation from 10 to 250, while also increasing fines for non-compliance with certain provisions by up to 50 times in some instances.

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