Sixty churches operate illegally in Phikwe

CHURCH members praying on the hilltop at night PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
CHURCH members praying on the hilltop at night PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

SELEBI-PHIKWE: A survey that was conducted by council has revealed that a total of 60 churches are practising illegally in residential plots and open spaces while others occupy land illegally in the township.

Out of the 60, only 19 are registered with the Registrar of Societies while the rest are not recognised by the law and the 60 churches operate from areas not designated for church use hence contravene the Town and Country Planning Act. 

Some of the said churches do not even have names and the numbers confirm that there are more churches than required by the urban development standards. 

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