Wednesday 16 April 2014

Top Interfaith Leaders Support Procession of Witness [VIDEO]

Leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have called on their followers to join the "Procession of Witness" from District Six to Parliament on Saturday.

The procession was announced formally at a news conference by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town, supported by Maulana Abdul-Khaliq Allie, secretary-general of the Muslim Judicial Council, and Christian leaders including the national moderator of the Uniting Reforming Church of Southern Africa and president of the World Council of Churches, the Revd Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel. The Union of Orthodox Synagogues also sent a message of support, as did the Western Cape moderator of the Ned Geref Kerk, Dr. Braam Hanekom.

The procession will begin at 10 am on Saturday at Keizersgracht, District Six.

The Cape Town newspaper, Die Burger, published the following video news report of the news conference today. The church leaders' comments are in English, the reporting which links them is in Afrikaans: