CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA)
Eyewitness News (EWN)
March 23, 2018
By Monique Mortlock
Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba says he has begun ‘urgent consultations’ to strengthen procedures for dealing with sexual abuse cases in the church.
A reverend who says she was sexually assaulted by ministers in the Anglican Church is hoping that the church will improve the way it handles sexual abuse cases.
Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba says that he has begun “urgent consultations” to strengthen procedures for dealing with sexual abuse cases in the church.
This includes setting up an advisory team in the different dioceses across Southern Africa to help bishops handle sexual abuse complaints.
Makgoba’s announcement on Thursday was prompted by several cases of sexual abuse that have made it into the public domain in recent weeks, including damning allegations by award-winning South African author Ishtiyaq Shukri.
Makgoba has admitted the church is failing in its duty to offer healing to victims of sexual abuse and more needs to be done.
But Reverend June Dolley-Major is sceptical.
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