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Prayer Healing Session held as part of Provincial Women's day celebrations

By Jesica Slabbert - Aug 24, 2017
Prayer Healing Session held as part of Provincial Women's day celebrations

Build-up activities to the Provincial Women's Day commemoration have reached their peak.

On Thursday, an inter-faith healing session is being held at Flagstaff Methodist Church. The session sought to pray for and comfort the victims, families, and communities that have been ravaged by the brutal killing of young girls in the area. 

The OR Tambo District has a female population of 54.20%. Ukuthwala incidents and brutalities on young girls and women are prevalent in the District, especially in the Lusikisiki/Port St Johns area.

“We are calling on all people, especially Port St Johns, to be with us tomorrow so that all of us will pray as one voice, and call upon the Almighty to be with us, so that we call for peace and stability of our society,” said Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi.

Recently, the killing of a four-year old Kamvelihle Ngala near Port St Johns sent shock waves through the Province.

It is for these reasons that Provincial Government deemed it necessary to partner with churches and conduct a prayer healing session in Flagstaff, for affected families and citizens in general.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Government is forging partnership and mobilizing the communities to ensure that these incidents are brought to an end to create a gender sensitive, safe and secured Eastern Cape. 

“On the 9th of August, there was a programme which was led by the president. The 25th of August is a Provincial event which will be at the training college in Lusikisiki,” said Sihlwayi.

“Because we know that such traumas have happened to individuals, our people believe in God.”