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Archbishop Makgoba urges SA to build ‘strong systems & institutions’

He says the Fees Must Fall and Zuma Must Fall campaigns are indicative of the country’s frustrations.

FILE: Archbishop Thabo Makgoba. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has urged the nation to "build strong systems and institutions that cannot be undermined by one party or person's whim."

Preaching during midnight mass at St George's Cathedral, Makgoba described the civic uprisings in recent months as indicative of the country's growing discontent.

Archbishop Makgoba opened his Christmas sermon with poignant words.

"Let us not make the mistake of thinking the solution to our problems lies in replacing one leader with another."

In a politically-charged sermon, Makgoba stressed the break-down in institutions did not begin with President Jacob Zuma's incumbency.

He has suggested stronger systems will ensure the sacrifices made for liberation will not be squandered in the pursuit of greed and corruption.

Makgoba says the Fees Must Fall and Zuma Must Fall campaigns are indicative of the country's frustrations and he's urged South Africans to continue the fight against social-ills.

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