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On Thursday the 28 October 2021, DUNAMIS women organization in Mogale City together with the various political party representatives and government officials held a prayer session at the Kagiso stadium to pray for peaceful and fair elections. The event was attended by Speaker of Mogale City Noluthando Mangole, Mayor of Mogale City Francis Makgatho, Honorable MEC Safety and Security Faith Mazibuko, former Minister of Environmental Affair Nomvula Mokonyane as well as the President of DUNAMIS Women Mookgo Hobbs.
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Pastor Tabea Moatshe mentioned that “the reason for the collective prayer was to ensure that our elections were conducted peacefully and that God help us so we could be able to choose the appropriate leadership, people whom the Lord feels are right for leadership role and could adequately deliver the needs for our society. As Mogale City residents, lets us also help the forthcoming leadership elected by us the people to lead right.”She reiterated.
Prayer affirms the interaction between the government and those who having come out to vote under the guidance of the Creator. One of the prayer points highlighted was the scourge of Gender Based Violence hanging its weight on communities.
Gauteng MEC of Safety and Security, Faith Mazibuko mentioned, “we are gathered here today, as a nations to pray for peaceful elections. As we all know that Gauteng is identified as one of the hotspot of political killings and violence that has contributed to the killings of candidates. Some communities still experience power cuts and communities are up in arms fighting for what they believe is their right. At this moment we are asking God to intervene on the Monday of election day so we all have peaceful elections. As she mentioned their main reason for the Safety department’s visit to the stadium, she assured the voters that there would be a heavy police presence to monitor any eventuality on voting day.
President of DUNAMIS Mookgo Hobbs made mention that God would eventually appoint the right people. “We believe that now is the right time and Mogale City is the right place. We believe people who were presented on the day were the right people to lead into the future. We believe that it is about time that the church stand firm and take its position and not let the government influence it. The church should be the one to come up with such prayerful initiatives and enforce discipline and quality leadership.”She concluded.
Pastors were called on the podium to pray for different prayer points and theose in attendance prayed together in unity.
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