President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished Christians well for the Easter period.
“The Easter message of hope, courage and triumph over darkness is deeply inspiring, and particularly poignant at a time when we are still in the shadow of a deadly pandemic,” the President said in a statement.
He called on congregants who will be attending religious services to do so safely, and to observe public health regulations such as social distancing, mask-wearing and hand washing or sanitizing.
The president once again thanked the leadership of faith-based communities for working with government to ensure that all the necessary health protocols are followed during the upcoming Easter services.
“This is also a time when large numbers of travellers will be on our roads, and I call on those who will be making journeys at this time to travel safely and obey the rules of the road,” he said.
“In offering our best wishes to our Christian compatriots at this time of great meaning and spiritual significance, it is our collective hope that the rebirth symbolised by Easter may also ring true for our country and our nation," said the presiden