Sunday, 4 April 2010

Press Release on the Murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche

Issued 4 April 2010

'Let Easter break the cycle of death' said the Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, responding to the murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche.

'I heard the shocking news of his killing as I was leaving Cape Town Cathedral in the early hours of Easter Sunday, having just celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead' said the Archbishop. 'I condemn the murder of Mr Terre'Blanche, and extend my deepest condolences to his family, whom I hold in my prayers. No child of God, no matter who they are, no matter what their views, should end their lives in this way.'

The Archbishop went on to say 'Easter gives us the ability to break the cycle of death, wherever it is found. The power of God, that raised his Son Jesus Christ from death to new life, will help us choose the path of life for our country and to reject any response that fuels racial hatred. Let all of us be Easter people, doing what we can to uphold the President's call for calm, and work for a better future for our nation.'

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