While other churches choose to remain closed during level 3 of lockdown, the Gabola Church has reopened its doors.
The Gabola church is the first of its kind in South Africa to allow its congregants to drink alcohol during the service. Gabola means “drinking” in Tswana, one of South Africa’s official languages.
The man in charge and also the founder, Tsietsi Makiti talking to Newsroom Africa, said his church is operating during level 3 and revealed that the church is not making profit.
“The church is not about making profit. we are going to baptise you free, we are going to bury you free and marry you free. We are not doing business with the name of Jesus,” he said during the service.
Asked about the government’s concerns over alcohol during the lockdown, Makiti replied, “Alcohol is not to be pointed fingers at. We must point fingers at the government. They don’t know what they are doing.”