JOHANNESBURG – Businessman and organiser of the National Day of Prayer event Patrice Motsepe has pointed out the issues facing South Africa and has called on government to tackle sexual harassment.

At the FNB stadium, the interfaith prayer service took place on Sunday with religious leaders addressing the crowd 60,000 plus worshippers.

The Zion Church members and worshipper’s dressed in their yellow, green, blue and grey along with other religious groups packed the stadium.

The congregants did not leave the stadium as showers threatened to halt the event, but many members of the clergy continued to address masses.

There were also performances from Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Christian groups who led worshippers in song just before the official sermon began.

Motsepe said the country still has many issues to deal with.

“We are still battling corruption, unemployment, poverty, gender-based violence, land dispossession, rampant crime and political killings among others.”

Religious leaders prayed for a unity in the country and peaceful elections.

Photo credit- EWN

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