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6 Apr 2017
3:58 pm

Leadership with integrity needed in SA, say religious leaders

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Leaders from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths said they joined South Africans who were fighting corruption.

Religious leaders during a peace march on April 16, 2015 in Durban, South Africa. Thousands of people united to take part in a march through Durban s streets yesterday, denouncing the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the city. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Jabulani Langa)

Leaders of different faiths in South Africa on Thursday supported calls for leadership with “integrity” – the kind of integrity the late struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada embodied.

At packed memorial service for Kathrada being held at the St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, several leaders from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths said they joined South Africans who were fighting corruption.

“South Africa surpassed all countries as the most unequal society in the world. Add to this…the new king on the trough of state capture and permeation of corruption intensifies in the corridors of the people’s representative society,” a representative of the United Ulema Council of SA, adding that Parliamentary processes had become “an embarrassment to the nation”.

The Council also called on the ANC “to address and provide the nation with prompt resolutions to curtail mass dispiritness, despondency and desperation”.

– African News Agency

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