Churches must avail kids for holiday

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato stressed that it is important for government to work with the pastors.                           PHOTO: Lulekwa Mbadamane
Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato stressed that it is important for government to work with the pastors. PHOTO: Lulekwa Mbadamane

Community Safety MEC Dan Plato encouraged pastors to register their churches.

He said he wants the pastors to be part of the department’s holiday programme.

Plato met the pastors at Philippi East Community Hall in Lower Crossroads on Saturday.

The MEC said it is important for government to work with pastors.

“Working with pastors is not a sign of weakness. It is an acknowledgement of the fine work they do in our communities. I want you to visit my office and complete the forms. We want each church to help a group of young people,” he said.

“If you keep the youth busy, they won’t have time to do bad things.

“We would be making a huge mistake if we thought we could deal with certain problems without your involvement.

“You spend a lot of time in these communities.”

He said he would like each church to run a soup kitchen.

Apostolic Faith Mission pastor Luzipho Nkosana said the programme will help a lot of young people.

“If all the MECs do what Plato is proposing, we will achieve a lot,” said the pastor.

Plato said applications for next month’s holiday programme are closed. However, pastors can still apply for the December and January.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
As a child or as an adult, have you ever been a victim of bullying?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, at school
55% - 1360 votes
Yes, at work
17% - 424 votes
No, I've never experienced this
28% - 699 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.23
(-0.7)
GBP/ZAR
19.75
(-0.3)
EUR/ZAR
17.11
(-0.3)
AUD/ZAR
11.07
(-0.1)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(-0.1)
Gold
1,789.95
(+0.8)
Silver
26.17
(+0.8)
Platinum
1,217.33
(+1.1)
Brent Crude
66.77
(-0.3)
Palladium
2,827.59
(+1.7)
All Share
68,335
(-0.5)
Top 40
62,559
(-0.5)
Financial 15
12,401
(-0.4)
Industrial 25
88,690
(-0.8)
Resource 10
70,129
(-0.3)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo