Leaders of religious and faith-based organisations, as well as dignitaries from government, are expected to attend the event
It’s all systems go for the Motsepe Foundation National Day of Prayer at the FNB Stadium, south of Johannesburg. Multitudes of churchgoers have already gathered at the venue, slowly making their way into the stadium before the official programme of the day starts.
Leaders of religious and faith-based organisations, as well as dignitaries from government, are expected to attend the event.
The event is set to take place from 8am on Sunday morning with various church groups taking to stage. The Zion Christian Church’s Brass Band will be the first followed by Nazareth Baptist Church Gauteng, Hindu Maha Sabha Band, The Nasheed Group, a band for the Jamiat Ulama SA, United Apostolic Church and Abathandwa.
But it is the much-acclaimed Ndlovu Youth Choir, which rose to fame they reached finals of America’s Got Talent in September, who will open the proceeding officially with a National Anthem, before the commencement of prayers or sermons by leaders of religious and faith-based organisations.
Pastor Ray McCauley, of Rhema Ministries, His Grace Archbishop Tlhagale of the Roman Catholic Church, Inkosi Sizwe Shembe of Nazareth Baptist Church, Bishop Purity Malinga of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, are some of the church leaders that are expected to render sermons on the day.
Gospel stars, Rebecca Malope, Winnie Mashaba as well Joyous Celebration are some of the artists that are going to entertain the crowds throughout the day.
The programme of the day will end after 4pm when the leader of the biggest church in Southern Africa, Bishop Dr Barnabas Lekganyane, takes to the stage to deliver his message.