High emotions over churches' Bill

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Debate over the amendment of a Bill seeking to increase the number of persons required to register a religious organisation from ten to 250, has reached fever pitch.

On Wednesday, Francistown West MP Ignatius Moswaane broke his glasses in protest against the Amendment Bill. Minister of Health Dorcus Makgato threatened to strip naked if the amendment was not passed while Assistant Minister of Local Government, Botlogile Tshireletso broke down into tears when the Speaker did not allow her to state her view.

Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Batshu, presented the Society Amendment Bill for the second reading last week.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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