As the country celebrated Father’s Day and Youth Day on Sunday, MEC of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs, Thembile Nxangisa, paid a visit to the Bicentenary Methodist Church in Bochabela, Bloemfontein. The church also celebrated the Trinity Sunday. As part of Youth Day, the congregation also commemorated the lives lost during the Soweto uprising in 1976.
Nxangisa told Bloemfontein Courant, “This is my second visit to this church. I came here on 5 May to pray for a peaceful election on the 8th, so my visit today was also to thank each and everyone for their prayers during the elections. Our prayers have been answered. We had successful and peaceful elections but we are still going to pray because this won’t be a smooth journey.”
Nxangisa spoke about five academically excellent matric students who will receive bursaries at the end of the year to study at varsities. “I know about their issues, so I pleaded with the congregation to assist.”