FNB stadium gates opened in haste to avoid a serious stampede

FNB stadium gates opened in haste to avoid a serious stampede

- South Africans are worried about the country's future and have come together to pray for better days

- However, there was almost a disaster when eager attendants at the FNB stadium very nearly caused a stampede

- If security didn't open the gates quick enough the prayer day would have been conducted in a very different way

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The Patrice Motsepe Foundation called for a National Day of Prayer at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg so Mzansi could come together and bow their heads for the country's future.

The point of the day is to unite in people in their concern for South Africa as 33 religious and faith-based organisations met at the stadium.

The day nearly went in a different direction as thousands of church members started pushing at each other, trying to enter the stadium.

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SowetanLIVE reported that security guards had to open the gates to avoid a dangerous stampede.

The stadium was full and many people were left outside, deeply upset at not getting to join in on the event's activities.

Briefly.co.za gathered that other than this one incident, the day went on smoothly and the religious groups took turns to pray.

Many popular gospel singers were also at the event, including Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, and Winnie Mashaba.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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