Zuma to speak at National Prayer Day in Durban

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Durban – People have started arriving at Kings Park stadium in Durban on Sunday morning, where President Jacob Zuma is expected to officiate at a National Prayer Day.

Thousands, including religious leaders and civil society members, are expected to pray for peaceful 2016 municipal elections and an end to the drought, among other things, the Presidency said.

The day will also be used to observe Africa Month.

The event had been previously postponed and while no reason were given at the time, many believed it was because the ANC had apparently failed to get enough people to fill the 32 000-seater stadium. ANC insiders told News24 at the time that the ANC Youth League had pulled out of the campaign.

At the launch of its election manifesto in April, held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and at which Zuma was the keynote speaker, ANC supporters did not fill the Port Elizabeth stadium.

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