President Cyril Ramaphosa has called upon all South Africans to take part in a National Day of Prayer tonight 26 March from 18:00 - 18:30, in response to the COVID-19. After meeting with religious leaders Ramaphosa called on the public to pray, reflect or meditate for 2 minutes.
The president said, “These are challenging times. We are traversing a path we have never travelled before. There are many amongst us who are fearful, uncertain and vulnerable. I call on our people to offer a prayer and a thought for the protection and healing of our land and its people from this disease. Over the past two weeks, South Africans from all walks of life have demonstrated their resilience by complying with the restrictions that have been placed on their lives. Because we are in a state of national lockdown, our prayers must be offered from our hearts and in our homes."
By practising this day of prayer, we will also send a message of hope to South Africa's health care workers who are working to save the lives of citizens, and emergency personnel, police, military and traffic officers who are working to keep us safe.
“I call on all our people, whether they are religious or not, wherever they are, on Thursday, 26 March, to observe a moment of silence in a show of social solidarity,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said.