Police stopped a group of church protestors who were on their way to Parliament in Cape Town’s city centre on Friday, February 5.

Parliament sent a representative to collect a memorandum from the group a short distance away from the buildings. The memorandum requests that pastors be recognised as essential workers, and as vital institutions of society.

The pastors have also requested that the government amend the current Level 3 regulations to allow churches to be filled to 50% capacity, instead of just allowing 50 people to attend simultaneously.

Picture/s: SABC news

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.