Prayer day service hears speakers pleads for God’s intervention
The Village Voice
Collins Chabane Local Municipality mayor Gezani Shadrack Maluleke has urged pastors to continue praying for the municipality and the government as a whole so that accidents and barbaric acts would stop.
Speaking at the Collins Chabane Local Municipality prayer day service at Malamulele Community hall on Thursday, Maluleke says the area has been beset with so many accidents and brutal acts.
He cited the brutal murder of his predecessor Moses Maluleke as an unfortunate deed that has reduced the municipality to a mourning municipality.
“We cannot recover from the brutal murder of our mayor. We don’t know the answer as to what happened and only God can have the answer, “he said.
The unveiling of the late mayor’s tombstone is being held today at his home in Xikundu.
Maluleke called on everyone to humble himself before God.
“While we are here, we do not have positions such as mayors, traditional leaders but as people who must sing and praise and pray until God hear our prayers, “he said.
The chairperson of the Malamulele Pastors’Forum Dr HJ Maluleke said pastors were part and parcel of the struggle to have the new municipality and they will continue praying for its success.
Different pastors led prayers for different prayer points such as against road accidents, against gender based violence, for leaders both local and national and for traditional leaders and pastors.
Municipality manager Richard Shilenge said the prayer service was at the request of the mayor.
He said the mayor was requested at the funeral service of one of the four young men who died in a gruesome accident that the municipality needed to have a prayer day.
Many called for this to be an annual affair.