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Youth prays for peace on #FreedomDay

Youth Transform Africa attracted a young audience to pray and listen to religious leaders.

Youth Transform Africa gathered at the Newlands Stadium to pray for peace in South Africa as part of Freedom Day celebrations. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A group calling itself Youth Transform Africa on Monday gathered at the Newlands Stadium to pray for peace in South Africa as part of Freedom Day celebrations.

There are celebrations around the country to commemorate 21 years since the country's first democratic elections.

The Newlands Rugby Stadium is full of young people celebrating freedom day through prayer.

A crowd prayed for peace in the wake of the recent xenophobic attacks in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Youth Transform Africa has attracted a young audience to pray and listen to religious leaders.

The organisation's Kyle Driver says it is important to speak to the youth as they are the most affected.

"Those who are behind the xenophobic violence are mostly young people. And drugs play a role."

The festivities will include performances by local artists Neville D and Mi Casa.