Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng today announced five action steps arising from recent urgeent Zoom meetings he hosted with Christian, farming and community leaders in response to violence in South Africa.
In a letter to leaders, sent in his capacity as head of the Hope, Healing and Restoration Project of the Lord, he says: “Following your response to the document, summarising what transpired in our meetings of
12 and 13 October 2020, these implementable steps have emerged:
- Mr Daniel Brink [Jericho Walls International Prayer Network] will coordinate a national prayer programme for December.
- Pastor Ashley Sauls [Eldorado Park] and Pastor Peter Sekhonyane [Orange Farm] will lead and guide on nationwide prayer walks and prayer drives.
- Professor Arno van Niekerk will, in collaboration with other recognised local leaders, lead the community safeguarding/safety programmes for farmers, and other rural and urban communities most affected by serious crimes of violence including gangster and drug-related crimes.
- Initiatives or programmes designed to bring hope, healing, and principled reconciliation that would culminate in the realisation of our shared aspirations/dream are to be taken or embarked upon respectively, throughout the nation. The Hope, Healing and Restoration Project of the Lord would be available to guide wherever guidance might be required.
- A broadly representative coordinating structure will be set up.