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The Accidental Politician, Allan Boesak Fighting for A Different Cause

Running with HorsesAllan BoesakAfter his brief stint in with COPE came to an end, Allan Boesak, author of Running with Horses: Reflections of an Accidental Politician has kept a low profile. Now he’s back in the public eye fighting for a cause of a different nature. His recent appearance at the 100 Days Deliverables Report Back in Oudtshoorn seems to be more in line with his Pastoral roots; the event is part of a series to combat poverty in the region.

It was ironic that the Eden District, ostensibly a paradise, was the poorest area in the Western Cape, Rev Allan Boesak of the United Reformed Church said at the start of the 100 Days Deliverables Report Back on the war against poverty in Oudtshoorn.

This follows the Eden Poverty Indaba held in George in July.

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Allan Boesak, Accidental Politician, Returns to “God’s Party”

Running with HorsesAuthor of the recent memoir Running with Horses: Reflections of an Accidental Politician, Allan Boesak has resigned from COPE and rejoined what archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu calls “God’s party”.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has lauded the decision by anti-apartheid icon and former president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Rev. Allan Boesak to quit politics and join “God’s party”.

“I cannot say how thrilled I am that Allan has followed his path and agreed to serve the people through God, rather than through political parties,” said Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town in a 3 November statement.

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