President Zuma saddened by passing of Reverend Arends of UCCSA

President Jacob Zuma has expressed deep sadness and conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of General Secretary of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA), Reverend Alistair Arends, who passed away last weekend at the hospital.

“We have learned with deep sadness the passing of one of the dedicated clergymen who was sincerely committed to his calling, Reverend Arends. His passing is an enormous loss not only to his family and UCCSA, but to the entire country as he made a significant impact in the lives of many South Africans.

We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to Arends family, relatives and the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time,” said President Zuma.

President Zuma said Rev Arends will be fondly remembered for his devotion and commitment towards the community and the church and his works and legacy bear testimony of a true servant leader of the people.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

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