President Jacob Zuma has called upon all churches to lead the nation in praying for peace and friendship tomorrow, after a few areas in the country experienced violence against foreign nationals.
The President said the majority of South Africans believe in peace, unity and friendship and have nothing to do with the sporadic incidents of violence that have taken place.
“We humbly request our religious leaders nationwide to send out a message of peace and friendship to all our people. South Africans have lived in peace with foreign nationals for years. We know that the majority of our people believe in human rights and peace and that they respect the dignity of all who live in our country.
They know that where there are concerns and differences, these should be resolved the South African way, through dialogue, and not through violence and intimidation. We will work with all peace loving South Africans and foreign nationals to promote peaceful co-existence, solidarity and friendship,” said the President.
The President cancelled his visit to Indonesia in order to lead the nation in promoting peace, unity and togetherness among South Africans and foreign nationals.
He visited displaced foreign nationals in Chatsworth and also the community of Umlazi in Durban earlier today, 18 April 2015.
Source : South African Government