People don’t want to pay tax - Mkhwanazi-Xaluva

CRL Commissioner Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says there has been major resistance to the intervention of Sars.

FILE: Religious watchdog the CRL Rights Commission briefing the media. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - CRL Commissioner Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says she has received death threats since the commission called on Sars to regulate the finances of churches.

The commission held a discussion on Friday on the prevalence of cults in the country.

The issue has been thrust into focus after the Seven Angels Ministries Church in the Eastern Cape was linked to the recent police massacre in eNgcobo.

Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says there has been major resistance to the intervention of Sars.

“People don’t want to pay tax. They willing to kill, so it’s not as if you can win them over... this is a multi-billion-rand industry.”