Pastor Angus Buchan has cancelled the planned service at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria next year 2020, after an outrage when he said only Jewish and Afrikaans people shared a covenant with God. Floyd Shivambu the EFF deputy president shared a clip on Twitter in which Buchan can be heard saying, “remember that only two nations in the world have ever been in covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They are the Jewish people and the Afrikaans people. That is a fact.”https://twitter.com/FloydShivambu/status/1191715360837455873
Pastor Angus Buchan asked for forgiveness on Facebook for his comments, repeating his apology on Twitter after Shivambu's post, saying his statement was a “misunderstanding”. Pastor Buchan said that he only wanted to pray for the farmers affected by the drought here in South Africa, but he realised that the comment he made saying only Jewish and Afrikaans people sharing a covenant with God was wrong.
Pastor Angus Buchan : “Being a farmer myself and experiencing one of the worst droughts in the history of Sub-Saharan Africa, and seeing the untold damage it has caused people physically, mentally and spiritually, it has broken me, and my sole intention was to encourage and to try and alleviate their suffering by reminding them that God will ‘never leave them nor forsake them”.
Godrich Gardee an EFF spokesperson slammed Buchan and suggested bombs be placed inside the stadium. He later retracted his statement. The cancellation of the event is truly sad news for a lot of South Africans that looked forward to the event and praying for much-needed rain for our farmers that feed us.