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City officials attend mass prayer

The prayer was also extended to the Rhodes Park victims.

A mass prayer was held on Thursday, October 22, by the City of Joburg (CoJ) in remembrance of the 60 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty this year.

The prayer took place at the Standard Bank Arena in Doornfontein.

The aim of the prayer was to raise awareness of the important role the police play in the community, to put an end to the killing of police officers and highlight the importance of creating partnerships between the police and communities.

The prayer was also extended to the victims of Rhodes Park, where two couples were attacked by a gang of 12 on Saturday, October 18.

The Johannesburg executive mayor, Clr Parks Tau, attended the prayer session together with the SAPS, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), faith-based organisations, communities, business representatives and community police forums.

“We need divine intervention in our country to ensure we rid our city of the evil elements, including drugs, rape, the killing of police officers and murders,” said Clr Nonceba Molwele, the CoJ’s Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development.

She said it is important for individuals to get spiritual strength irrespective of their religions or beliefs.

She urged residents with information about crimes to reports these to CrimeLine on 32211 or Crime Stop’s toll-free number, 08600 10111.

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