Atheism Africa

South Africa’s murder rate is currently placed 10th in the world. That is certainly an improvement, of sorts. We still proudly boast to have the worst rape statistics in the world, violence against children is one of our gravest social ills, and if you add other crime figures, few would doubt South Africa’s status as the most dangerous country outside of current war zones.

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on Christians to be South Africa’s moral conscience when it came to crimes such as rape. “There is no better agent than Christians and the church to raise the morals, the moral consciousness of our nation,” Ramaphosa was quoted by the City Press newspaper as saying at the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

“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…

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