South African archbishop says democracy is 'failing the people'

By Gavin Drake
Posted Nov 7, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has said that the people of South Africa are being failed by the country’s two-decade-old democracy. “After 22 years of democracy, too many people still experience living and working conditions that deliver neither human dignity nor economic justice,” he said. “We are challenged by a high rate of poverty, inequality of opportunity and unemployment. This is why we need good research and comprehensive policy initiatives like the National Development Plan, and the church must lend its support to all who strive to bring about the ‘abundant life’ that Jesus promised to every child of God.”

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