As we approach the Easter long weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a message to the nation, urging South Africans to celebrate the occasion with consideration for those affected by recent natural disasters and violent crime. In his statement, the President emphasized the importance of family-centered activities and prayerful devotion during this time.
Hope for Unity
President Ramaphosa expressed hope that this Easter would unite families and the nation to ease some of the challenges that communities and families have faced in recent weeks. He extended his wishes to South Africa’s diverse Christian denominations, hoping that they would celebrate the Resurrection of Christ prayerfully and peacefully. Additionally, he greeted the Muslim community approaching the mid-point of the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Jewish community observing Passover.
Call for Responsibility
The President called on all South Africans to care for one another as they traveled around the country during this period. He reminded the nation that driving under the influence of alcohol, overtaking on solid lines and blind rises on the road, not taking breaks when tired, and overloading vehicles with people or goods are all dangerous behaviors that can cause accidents. In addition, the President urged everyone to report unsafe behavior or criminal activity, moderate their socializing with alcohol, and avoid conflict within their families or circles of friends.
Enjoying Festivities Responsibly
Finally, President Ramaphosa called on all to enjoy the festivities responsibly, urging his compatriots to allow law enforcement authorities and emergency services personnel to enjoy the break. He hoped that everyone would return refreshed from the break and continue building a better South Africa.
In conclusion, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Easter message encourages South Africans to unite and celebrate responsibly.)