- 45 Pastors from 15 different churches across the Western Cape have prayed for a Day of God to prevent Day-Zero
- The massive prayer event took place at the Welwitschia Primary School in Delft, Cape Town
- The event’s organiser, Apostle Mzoxolo Oliphant, said God’s intervention was the only solution
The ongoing water-crisis in Cape Town has attracted the attention of the country, the world and religious groups.
About 45 pastors from 15 different churches and their congregants held a mass prayer meeting at the Welwitschia Primary School in Delft, Cape Town.
The event was organised by Apostle Mzoxolo Oliphant from His Grace Family Church. Oliphant said the only solution to the crippling drought was God’s intervention.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the theme of the prayer was ‘a Day of God’ which the faithful believe would stop Day-Zero from becoming a reality.
Oliphant said people could try whatever means they wanted to save water and to produce water, but in the end, the only hope for the city was that God would send rain to break the drought.
City of Cape Town officials who attended the meeting urged all those in attendance to continue saving as much water as possible, the message from the city is clear: failure to save water now will lead to suffering in the near future.
Day-Zero (the date when the taps run dry in Cape Town) was recently moved from 16 April to 11 May. As of Monday Dam levels in the province stand at 24.9% which effectively means the dams have 14.9% usable water remaining.
Most retail shops in Cape Town have implemented strict buying limits on bottled water, this after consumers started to bulk buy water.
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