WATCH: Video Of the Week: April 23, 2015 — SA Christian artists release song against xenophobia

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SA Christian artists (fron left) Patrick Duncan, Judith Sephuma and Neville D have collaborated in a brand new song against xenophobia.

South African Christian recording artists Neville D, Judith Sephuma and Patrick Duncan have collaborated to produce a song and music video in response to xenophobia attacks: appropriately it is called “Pray” and it is available for immediate playlisting.

The artists comment on xenophobia and their response:

“I would like to make an announcement to all the perpetrators of xenophobia …You are just a minority consisting of confused family members who don’t understand value of true brotherhood. We love you, but you are wrong! If you continue in this way, you won’t succeed because the majority of South Africans says NO! to Xenophobia.” – Patrick Duncan

“We need to realise the power of social media network, television and radio to SPEAK LIFE.” – Judith Sephuma

“I like Jesus’ idea about loving your neighbour as yourself, because I don’t think you can love and murder your neighbour at the same time.” – Neville D

The song Pray was composed by Neville D, published by Neville D Music admin: Active Publishing, and the studio work was by Digital Forest Studio — Andrew and Jeremy Viljoen. Sponsors are Euclid Jacobs and Mark Jackson.


  1. Great work indeed

  2. Powerful song. Powerful message. SA stop the killings!! God is watching.

  3. This song is well performed and the video clips give a strong visual emphasis to its message. The prayer it prays is SO important. We must not only denounce xenophobia, but God must “show us the way” to deal with the root causes of this hatred, and how Jesus and His teachings can address those root causes.

    One of the causes is the perception by locals that foreigners are willing to work harder for less pay than our trade unions demand. Matthew 20:1-16 gives Jesus’ answer to this complaint, especially in v14. This is not the answer that we like to hear. But who would argue with Jesus? An ethic of hard work and a spirit of Contentment would transform Xenophobia into Peace.