COVID-19: Ndabeni-Abrahams confirms launch of Easter service channel
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams made the announcement on Wednesday when briefing the media about her department’s plans during the 21-day lockdown.
CAPE TOWN - Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has confirmed that there would be a dedicated channel to broadcast Easter services next month.
Ndabeni Abrahams made the announcement on Wednesday when briefing the media about her department’s plans during the 21-day lockdown.
She also confirmed that in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, they would broadcast virtual classroom teaching for children sitting at home.
The announcement by Ndabeni-Abrahams follows a week of debate about churches' role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
With the lockdown, this means no church or religious gatherings are allowed.
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But Ndabeni-Abrahams said people should not lose faith and would be able to listen to Easter service from the comfort of their own homes through the government-backed channel.
She said they would also engage with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture on what other services could be provided.
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