Department to host Anti – Xenophobia Prayer Service
The Free State Provincial Government will be hosting an Anti – Xenophobia Prayer Service on Wednesday 29 April 2015.
After the recent spate of violence against foreign nationals, the Free State Provincial Government has identified the need to show solidarity with these victims, and also show the rest of the world that acts like these are not only unacceptable, but will not be tolerated by the broader community.
Also dubbed, Black Wednesday, people attending the service, are encouraged to wear black.
The Free State Provincial Government says: “No to Xenophobic Attacks against Foreign Nationals!!!”
Attacks on foreign nationals are a criminal offence and will not be tolerated.
We must not forget the hospitality and support we received from fellow Africans.
Government condemns all forms of violence.
South Africa is a constitutional democracy governed by laws.
South Africa is signatory to various international obligations that protect foreign nationals and refugees.
Negative perceptions that foreign nationals are using resources meant for South Africans are invalid.
We all have a responsibility to ensure peaceful co-existence in communities.
Performances: Teboho and Friends; Paul Lechalaba and Lejweleputswa Artists.
More than 5000 people are expected to attend the Prayer Service. The Premier of the Free State, Mr. Ace Magashule, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, as well as the rest of the Free.
State Provincial Government are also expected to attend the service.
The Free State Provincial Government Condemns Xenophobic Attacks Against Foreign Nationals!
The prayer service will be hosted as follows:
Date: 29 April 2015
Venue: Welkom Club, Welkom
Private Bag X20606, Bloemfontein, 9300
Business Partners Building, Cnr Henry and East Burger Streets, Bloemfontein
Director: Communication and IT
Cell: 082 940 2392
Tel: 051 4104742/4786/4719
SOURCE: South African Official News