‘It wipes out families’: Church council calls on public to fight COVID

Religious leaders have raised concerns over whether the country will have the emotional strength to fight this new variant.

South African Council of Churches general secretary Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana. Picture: sacc.org.za

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Council of Churches is calling on all citizens to confront the new variant of COVID-19 with war.

The council on Tuesday said it was shocked and saddened following the passing of eight nuns in the last two week in KwaZulu-Natal.

Religious leaders have raised concerns over whether the country will have the emotional strength to fight this new variant.

They say in the absence of a vaccine, citizens remain their own best defence against the virus.

The church council’s Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana said: “We should know that we’re dealing with a killer. It wipes out families, it kills parents, siblings and this is something unprecedented. We’ve never had anything like this.”

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