De Deur - Leaders of different political parties attended a church service at the Tyrannus Apostolic Church in De Deur on Sunday.
Leaders from the ANC, DA, Cope and many others braced the scorching heat with thousands of churchgoers for the Easter Sunday service.
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyana, district mayor of Sedibeng Simon Mofokeng, National Freedom Party leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi, Cope leader Mosioua Lekota, Economic Freedom Fighters commissar Floyd Shivambu and DA Gauteng provincial leader John Moodey were given warm greetings when they were introduced.
Congregants cheered and ululated with flags and umbrellas raised high during the introductions.
Apostle Simon Mokoena said the church was privileged to have guests of their stature attending the Sunday service.
The different leaders took the time to encourage people to vote on 7 May. Lekota told congregants to vote because God worked through them.
'Pray for a better life'
"I wish we could vote with no problems or incidents on the day. Whoever you vote for, will be God's will."
Shivambu called on people to vote for a better future.
"I encourage you to vote and it must be a vote that guarantees us a better future. That guarantees us that we will have this land without paying for it," he said.
Ramaphosa thanked churchgoers for the role they played in ensuring freedom was attained and for bringing an end to apartheid.
He called on people to pray for government and a better life.
"I'm here to plead that you pray for our government. Pray that all spheres of government continue to deliver a better life for all," he said.
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