IN FULL | ‘South Africans are individuals of deep religion’: Ramaphosa’s full tackle on reopening locations of worship


This new part of managing the coronavirus as a continuing in our every day lives will likely be in lots of respects harder. It calls for vigilance and it’ll proceed to demand sacrifices of us all.

The social distancing and hygiene measures which might be in place underneath the lockdown must proceed method into the long run, and can’t be deserted or compromised.

Allow us to proceed to be guided by the overriding precept of doing no matter it takes to protect life.

Our faith-based organisations have proven in each phrase and deed their dedication to the nationwide effort to fight the coronavirus.

We are going to proceed to interact with varied constituencies throughout society round their issues and the solutions they’ve to maneuver safely in the direction of easing varied restrictions.

Fellow South Africans,

All through this troublesome time, now we have remained agency and united. But we all know the race is much from received, and that the collective energies and efforts of all our individuals will likely be wanted now as by no means earlier than.

I due to this fact urge all South Africans to heed the decision of the leaders of our varied religion communities for a nationwide day of prayer on Sunday Might 31, once we will as soon as once more come collectively to wish for the therapeutic of our land and the safety of our individuals.

On at the present time, wherever we could also be, I name upon you to show your ideas to all who’ve been affected by this pandemic. On at the present time, we must always bear in mind those that are working to maintain us secure, those that are struggling and grieving.

Whether or not you’re a particular person of religion or not, there’s one perception that unites us, and that’s our perception in South Africa, in its individuals, of their braveness and of their potential to beat even the best of tribulations.

As we labored tirelessly to heal the divisions of the previous, so too will our united motion deliver us therapeutic from this pandemic.

Might God bless South Africa and shield her individuals.

I thanks.

– TimesLIVE