The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) says it will meet with the City of Tshwane to finalise discussions over their request to have the contract terminated between Pastor Shepherd Bushiri and the City regarding the Tshwane showgrounds, where the Enlightened Christian Gathering church is situated.

SANCO spokesperson in the Greater Tshwane Region, Bafana Nhlapo says they want the showgrounds to be converted into a recreational centre for the whole community.

“We had a successful meeting yesterday between the leadership of SANCO and the Municipality and we have a follow up on Monday to get the way forward around those particular matters. So the follow up meeting will be tomorrow at 10, where we’ll be having a full position from the city in terms of that. In terms of the meeting, it was fruitful and I think our concerns have been noted by the management of the city. But failure to do that, we are going to take it upon ourselves that, that place is closed down and given back to the community for a recreation centre.”