Some churchgoers in the country will gather this weekend at their various places of worship for the first time in more than two months, due to the national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week that as lockdown regulations are being eased to allow for the reopening of the economy as well as the return to normalcy for business, the ban on church and faith-based gatherings would also be lifted on Monday 1 June, as the country moves to lockdown level 3.
For those who’d been praying and waiting with bated breath to hear whether or not they’d be allowed to gather again, the news was welcomed with excitement although some Christians felt it was too soon to open up church buildings.
In true South African style, those going to church this weekend took to social media, sharing videos of what they think will happen come Sunday when the saints meet again.
The videos are a must-watch:
Although lockdown regulations are being eased, the deadly coronavirus remains the invisible enemy everyone must fight and win against. “It is in your own hands,” Ramaphosa said during his address. "Now, we look once again to you, to your actions and to your sense of responsibility. We look to you to uphold the sanctity of life and the dignity of all people. We look to you to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us,” he added.