National Prayer day in Durban has been postponed

by adminApril 29, 2016

Presidency spokesperson Bonjani Majola has told News24 that the event had been postponed to a date which will be announced at a later stage

The National Prayer Day and launch of Africa month, which were scheduled to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma was on Friday in Durban, was postponed at the last minute “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

Zuma was expected to address civil society and religious leaders at the Kings Park Stadium in Durban at around 09:00 but by 8:30, no buses had arrived at the stadium.

Hawkers who had arrived to sell food to the masses were reportedly seen packing their goods and making their way back home.

The presidency’s office has also shared the update on Twitter:

A spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal premier, Ndabezinhle Sibiya, says a new date for the prayer day will be announced soon

“We can confirm that the prayer has been postponed and we are calling upon the people of KwaZulu-Natal from across all corners of the province to continue to pray for peace and for a prosperous province.

“The new date for the provincial prayer will be announced and we can confirm that the premier will be meeting with religious leaders at the Diakonia Council of Churches today.”

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