The Rev Kenneth Meshoe, head of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party, has condemned a statement attributed to a provincial African National Congress leader which compared the president of the ANC to Jesus.
In Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Africa, churches have played a major role in reconciliation between groups who had been in violent conflict for decades. Two international ecumenical teams sent by the World Council of Churches will visit the three countries during the next two weeks.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has commended Christian communicators for support that helped liberate his country from minority white rule, and has appealed for their continued assistance in the post-apartheid era.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has led pleas for repentance, reconciliation and forgiveness following outbreaks of xenophobic attacks by some South Africans on refugees coming from Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa.
Nelson Mandela, who played a crucial role in ending apartheid in South Africa, is 90 today. After a series of public appearances around the world over the past few weeks, he will spending the day at home with his family.
While some African national leaders continued to court Robert Mugabe at an African Union meeting in Egypt, despite their own observers saying that the presidential election was unacceptable, South African churches have spoken candidly.
Zambian and Zimbabwean Roman Catholic bishops have exhorted the government of Southern African to take much stronger action in pressuring the government in Harare to ensure a credible presidential election in Zimbabwe.
The head of Africa's biggest church grouping says he is tormented by a wave of attacks against foreigners in South Africa that have claimed the lives of at least 50 people - denting the reputation of the post-apartheid society.
More than 40 foreigners have been killed in gang attacks in South Africa in the last week. Several thousand terrified immigrants are now reported to have fled the country, says Christian development agency World Vision.