Pastors praying for Good Friday


Some of the religious leaders who attended the prayer service at JL Zwane center in Gugulethu.

Religious leaders from Gugulethu and Nyanga held a prayer service in preparation for the upcoming Easter festivities and the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV). The service was held at the JL Zwane Center in Gugulethu on Thursday, March 31.

Organizer of the event and leader of Amen Apostolic Church of Zion, Gugulethu, Reverend Zama Mfihlo said it was time for people to connect with God in everything they do.

“We see it, there is a need to pray for our brothers and sisters who are going to spend their Good Friday in different parts of the country. We ask God to protect them on their journey,” Mfihlo said.

They also prayed for peace and unity in societies.

“Many families are torn apart by GBV and there is no unity. Even during this coming Good Friday, there are people who do not allow their spouses to go to church for various reasons. As church leaders, we say enough is enough, said Mfihlo.

A member of The United Methodist Church in Southern Africa in Gugulethu, Rev. Zolani Manzezulu said they felt the need for a prayer service. He said most of their followers are affected by the social ills of society.

“We have a challenge in our communities where people are being killed by their partners every day. Thus, the service was a spiritual intervention to curb violence. We need unity in our families and our churches,” he said. Manzezulu urged societies to unite against GBV.

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