South Africa will be having a national prayer on Friday to battle the devils troubling the country and President Jacob Zuma will officiate the National Day of Prayer.
Undoubtedly, there are many things to pray for about South Africa. The rapes, murders, poverty, violence, corruption and bad governance all have to go away.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that religious and civil society leaders are expected to join the government and pray for the further consolidation of democracy, national unity, social cohesion, rain to chase-off the persistent drought conditions, and for a successful and peaceful 2016 local government elections.
“The prayer service will promote unity and peaceful coexistence and encourage communities to continue fighting xenophobia and intolerance,” said the Presidency.
As related, the National Day of Prayer and launch of Africa Month will be held at Absa Stadium.
The celebration of this year’s Africa Month will reflect on the xenophobic tragedy in Durban and Johannesburg the previous year. The Presidency explained that “government decided to organize activities in May to mark Africa Month to promote unity, cohesion and prosperity in the African continent.
…The Africa Month activities, which will be implemented by various government departments and provinces, will promote and showcase African renewal and renaissance, arts and culture, economic development in the continent as well as African sports and recreation,” said the Presidency.
The theme for the 2016 Africa Month celebrations is ‘Building a Better Africa and a Better World’. That goes with a ‘There Shall be Peace and Friendship’ sub-theme.
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Meanwhile President Zuma is presently, in Tehran on a two-day visit. South Africa and Iran have agreed to increase non-oil trade and investment to a billion dollars by 2020.
Speaking, President Zuma said the agreement “would add much impetus towards addressing issues of job creation as well as skills and technology transfer in both countries.”