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EThekwini Municipality Mayor Wishes All Christians Happy Ash Wednesday
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Date: 2021-10-04 13:48:04

EThekwini Municipality Mayor Wishes All Christians Happy Ash Wednesday

26 February 2020

EThekwini Municipality Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda has wished all Christians a happy Ash Wednesday. This is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting which marks the seventh week before Easter. 

Kaunda said that such days are a constant reminder that we have a democratic government that promotes the right to freedom of religion as enshrined in the Constitution. 

“On this holy day, we want to assure the people of eThekwini that we will continue to protect the rights of all religious communities to practice their religion. We also call upon you to pray and fast for the social ills that are affecting our communities including gender-based violence,” said Kaunda. 

The Mayor said that it is only when various sectors of the society work together that we can create sustainable communities. “For this reason, eThekwini Municipality has established strong relations with the religious sector through the Interfaith Office which plays a critical role in promoting unity and social cohesion in our communities,” said Kaunda. 

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Issued by the Mayor’s Office. For more information, kindly contact Mluleki Mntungwa on 060 974 1140.​​​​​​