Zuma reminds religious leaders of responsibilities
President Zuma was speaking at a Women's Month service at the St John's Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Everton, south of Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma says religious leaders have a responsibility to pray for government and should not curse it.
Zuma was speaking at a Women's Month service at the St John's Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Everton, south of Johannesburg.
Last week, opposition parties failed to unseat him following a vote of no confidence held in secret.
Zuma says religious leaders have a duty to pray for those who have done wrong.
The president says a few African leaders have raised their concerns with him over the recent chaotic scenes that have transpired in Parliament, which he says demonstrates erosion in the moral high ground.
A rather exhausted looking Zuma told the congregation women are the pillars of the nation and must be protected.
After his address, church elders prayed for him.
Zuma received a warm welcome with congregants breaking out in a song when he took to the podium and when he concluded his address.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)