Statement on abuse & cult allegations

Update statement regarding allegations of potential human rights abuses and inappropriate religious ‘cult’ activities.

Further to our statement yesterday, we now address further grave allegations and how we are dealing with them. From the onset, we deny the allegations in the strongest possible way. They are incorrect, hurtful and damaging.

To address the allegations, we have taken board advice from our trustees, external advisors, clients and stakeholders. We are committed to absolute transparency.

In all instances the review panel will differentiate between potential harm at the hands of a specific individual in the organisation and the role of leaders of the organisation. This will be done with the utmost care and diligence not to further any pain already potentially suffered.

With regards to the allegations of potential human rights abuse, we are taking the following action;

  1. Appointing an independent review panel to investigate the criminal allegation in this regard
  2. The panel and its scope will be made available
  3. The report and findings of the panel will also be made available

Further to this, we are engaging with law enforcement agencies to bring to book those engaged in the vicious false allegations.

We have taken a little time to gear up our responses as we have been absolutely shattered and devastated by the baseless and false allegations and social media onslaught. As we regroup, we will respond faster and with more details to both stakeholders and journalists.

On behalf of KwaSizabantu Mission

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