Press Alert: Press Conference – ASA rules against Christ Embassy
TAC will call on ETV to stop airing their adverts in current form
Join our press conference at 1pm Thursday 3 February, 3rd Floor 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town.
Christ Embassy is a charismatic church run by the Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, who claims to faith-heal a whole range of diseases including heart-disease, cancer and AIDS.
Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) lodged a complaint against Christ Embassy with the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASASA) in November 2009. On 2 February 2011, after we appealed the original flawed ASASA ruling, we have now finally received a ruling. The ASA has found that the Christ Embassy programmes run at 7:30am on ETV on Sunday mornings are indeed adverts that made unsubstantiated claims and must be withdrawn.
For more information, contact:
Treatment Action Campaign
Tel: +27 21 422 1700
Cell: +27 83 885 3892