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ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on Christians to be South Africa's moral conscience when it came to crimes such as rape, City Press reported on Sunday.
“There is no better agent than Christians and the church to raise the morals, the moral consciousness of our nation,” Ramaphosa was quoted as saying at the Pentecostal Holiness Church on Saturday.
“It falls on us as Christians. We must say this is a sin. This is a crime. Rape is a sin and it is a crime.
“We are the ones, as Christians, who must stand up and say: 'Corruption, we will never accept it, because it is a sin. It is a crime'.”
The newspaper reported that Ramaphosa said Christians needed to be at the forefront of preventing the abuse of women.
“We also need to be the moral conscience of our country when it comes to respect for woman and acting against rapists,” he said. - Sapa