Zuma wishes Hindus well for Diwali

2016-10-29 22:05
An Indian vendor hangs artificial flowers outside a shop in Amritsar. Flowers and decorative items are in high demand ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali. (Narinder Nanu, AFP)

An Indian vendor hangs artificial flowers outside a shop in Amritsar. Flowers and decorative items are in high demand ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali. (Narinder Nanu, AFP)

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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma on Saturday wished Hindus a prosperous Diwali, the presidency said in a statement.

“President Jacob Zuma today extended good wishes to all the Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati and other communities who celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, as it is also known,” he said.

Diwali honours the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil, of knowledge and wisdom over ignorance and thoughtlessness, the statement said.

During Diwali, devotees around the country and across the world light lamps that symbolise the victory of light over darkness.

"May the divine light shower you with peace, prosperity, happiness, success and fulfilment as you celebrate this annual occasion," said Zuma.

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