According to News 24, Christ Embassy head pastor, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is reportedly among other pastors who the South African Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities is investigating for failing to release their financial records.
According to News 24, the commissions head, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said: “We are forced to take the legal route because some of them are not complying and we cannot be held [to] ransom by a few,”
“Some of these religious leaders will face prison if they do not comply and we have been clear about our course of action. Some religious leaders have also threatened the commission, which is leading us toward the legal route. Saps have been notified already,”
She also said she could not understand why some pastors who took money from their followers were now unable to provide the commission with financial records.
Interestingly the commission has said despite threats from Pastor Chris to challenge the commission through the court, he would face the same fate as other pastors.
“If he intends on that route, we are ready. He will have to face the same fate as the others who refuse to hand over their financial records,” Mkhwanazi-Xaluva added.