Maimane, others pray together for SA at Buchan's Bloem gathering

2017-04-22 15:50
(Frans Cronje, Instagram)

(Frans Cronje, Instagram)

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Bloemfontein – Several well-known South Africans attended the It’s Time prayer day outside Bloemfontein on Saturday, Netwerk24 reported. 

The gathering, where evangelical preacher Angus Buchan is expected to address tens of thousands, started an hour and an half late. 

Organisers started the service late to give thousands of people still flocking to the venue, the Wild Als farm, more time to arrive.

Heavy traffic congestion occurred on Saturday morning when people from all over South Africa headed for the farm. Locals living nearby walked, cycled or came by motorcycle to avoid the traffic.

Hundreds of planes also landed at several locations. People from as far as Limpopo came by air to attend the service. 

Helicopters landed every ten minutes near the Bultfontein road. 

Hennie Maartens, a well-known pastor from Bloemfontein, said on Facebook that people from Brazil and Samoa were attending the gathering. 

DA leader Mmusi Maimane and his wife were seen together with Michael Moll, a well known motivations speaker and health guru. 

Frans Cronjé, the brother of the late Hansie Cronjé, said on Twitter that he and a group of cyclists pedalled six days from Cape Point to attend the service. The group arrived in Bloemfontein on Friday. 

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe and the governing members of Free State agriculture were also seen at the gathering.

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