Success of 2016 Local Government Elections, Freedom, burdens faced by the people of the District as well as the vision, mission and values of CHDM were the main prayer items of the Imvuselelo prayer meeting in Cacadu (Lady Frere). The prayer was held on 10 April, the day Chris Hani was assassinated in 1993 in immense attendance of the South African Council of Churches, members from different denominations as well as community members.
This occasion was the first of its kind since the inception of Chris Hani month commemoration in 2010. Led and organized by the South African Council of Churches, the event demonstrated the hunger for peace, prosperity and relief from worldly burdens faced by God’s people. Reverend Qwabaza, Chairperson of SACC said “it was important that everyone should learn to understand that no human wisdom can help change and shape the world”, and allowed all in attendance to bring forward their prayer items.
Nomonde Vakalisa of Umhlobo Wenene expectedly wowed the crowd when she took to the stage to preach and pray. Her presence was warmly welcomed by all in attendance. Miss Nokuzola Zembe from Cacadu said she felt ‘revived by this prayer and that more religious activities should be undertaken by this government as most voter and struggle heroes were all believers”. The event was divided into two phases, the revival and the healing phase.
The Imvuselelo prayer event was held in commemoration of Chris Hani who was also a devout Christian and had attended school in Zigudu, which was a Catholic Church school. Events held during this month in remembrance of Chris Hani are meant to live up to what he stood for as a struggle hero who had to pay the ultimate price to attain freedom.