Zuma asks church leaders to pray for Parliament
President Jacob Zuma says Parliament, a house established to be the voice of the people of South Africa, has lost its moral high ground.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has appealed to church leaders to pray for Parliament, suggesting parliamentarians have lost moral authority.
Zuma was speaking at a church service in Evaton to mark Women’s Month.
His comments come just days after African National Congress (ANC) MPs defeated an opposition-led motion of no confidence in the president.
Unlike previous attempts to unseat Zuma, Tuesday’s motion was narrowly defeated.
President Zuma says Parliament, a house established to be the voice of the people of South Africa, has lost its moral high ground.
A tired looking president told congregants at the St John’s Apostolic Faith Mission that what is happening in the National Assembly is a bad representation of the country.
He says churches must pray for Parliament even suggesting a prayer service be held in the National Assembly.
Zuma received a warm welcome with congregants breaking out in a song when he took to the podium and when he concluded his address.
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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)