Thursday

Female Clergy

I am a Mokhatla. Bakhatla (or Bakgatla, as it is spelt in Botswana) essentially come from Mochudi. The following takes place in Mochudi, which is why I feel I can butt in. The Bakgatla chief over there, Linchwe II, refuses to recognise Mmonie Kgosiemang as a Priest of the Dutch Reformed Church, although she was ordained as such in Mochudi.
She was ordained at the weekend amid controversy, which saw the church break into two factions. Linchwe did not attend the ceremony even though he had been invited. The ordination is already a subject of a court case.
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He said at present the church constitution prohibits ordination of women. Linchwe said he will welcome the women priests only after the church constitution had been amended.