Observe national prayer day - Modise

2013-12-07 20:56
Pumla Cohen, a South African who has lived in New York since 1998, pauses at a candle lit vigil in New York in memory of Nelson Mandela. (Andrew Burton, AFP)

Pumla Cohen, a South African who has lived in New York since 1998, pauses at a candle lit vigil in New York in memory of Nelson Mandela. (Andrew Burton, AFP)

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Johannesburg - The people of North West have been urged to observe the national day of prayer for former president Nelson Mandela on Sunday, premier Thandi Modise's office said.

They should observe the day of prayer and reflection at their places of worship, in their homes, workplaces and wherever they would be, her spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele said in a statement on Saturday.

"The prayers that our people offered when our former president was in hospital not only strengthened his fighting spirit, but also served to unite us," Modise said.

"We need that unity as we mourn and celebrate the life of the world’s greatest freedom fighter, unifier and father of our nation with dignity, respect and honour."

Modise said a fitting tribute to Mandela would be to advance the unity and reconciliation his life epitomised.

Mandela died in Johannesburg on Thursday and will be remembered at an official memorial in the city on Tuesday, with an official state funeral in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, next Sunday.

The North West government would hold its commemoration at the Matlosana municipal auditorium on Thursday, said Modise.

Friends, colleagues, comrades and family of Nelson Mandela are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

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