Women of St Philiphs Anglican Church based at Nguni street in Thokoza seek Gods intervention; praying for peace, unity and all the evil deeds happening in the country.

They prayed for unity among people of South Africa and the end of social ills that are affecting the communities namely; teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse and crime.

Nomhle Ntilashe, Perish leader at St Philiphs Anglican Church said, “We have forgotten where we come from. The saddest thing is that our president said churches must take a back seat. We have played a part in bringing democracy and now our churches are neglected.”

She said the politicians are greedy and using innocent people for their benefits.  “Nothing is right in South Africa, recently more than 100 patients died during the Life Esidimeni tragedy. The politicians must stop blaming each other.  We are seeking for God’s guidance on our political structures. We also prayed for the parliament seeing the chaos that is happening there,” she said.

Ntilashe said there is also a challenge of drug and substance abuse among the youth, school drop outs and high level of teenage pregnancy and disrespect among the pupils towards their teachers. “We believe that through prayers we are going to succeed, build a safe and united society,” concluded Ntilashe.