Alert! South Africa's New Legislation Threatens Religious Freedom - Act Now!
The South African government has proposed legislation called the "General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill 2023" (GILAB). This bill grants sweeping powers to the State Security Agency (SSA) to probe and scrutinize individuals and institutions in the name of "national security."
GILAB appears to echo oppressive strategies from the Chinese Communist Party. It may allow the SSA to interfere with non-governmental organizations and faith-based institutions, like churches.
The government claims this legislation is essential for meeting international standards to curb terrorism financing. However, reform measures aimed at meeting these standards have already been implemented, rendering GILAB unnecessary.
GILAB seems to be a tool for the ANC to manipulate state agencies for their own benefit. This bill could potentially be used to monitor and sabotage organizations that expose the ANC's questionable agenda.
The proposed law includes a recommendation for churches to register with the SSA. This is a direct infringement on the rights of religious institutions.
We urge the South African government to exempt churches from the GILAB. Help protect religious freedom and free speech from this overreaching legislation.
Act now. Sign this petition to stand against GILAB and to safeguard the fundamental rights of religious institutions in South Africa.