Prayer against road accidents

Pastors, traffic officials and representatives from various government departments and stakeholders pray for an end to road accidents at the spot along the N1 road where soccer legend, Lesley Manyathela lost his life in 2003Pastors, traffic officials and representatives from various government departments and stakeholders pray for an end to road accidents at the spot along the N1 road where soccer legend, Lesley Manyathela lost his life in 2003

The people of Musina will never forget the spot where the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates legendary soccer star, Lesley "Slow Poison" Manyathela lost his life in a car accident on 09 August 2003. Pastors from Musina, in partnership with the local municipality, community stakeholders and government departments gathered at the spot to pray for an end to road accidents along the N1 road this festive season. The spot is approximately 28km on the N1 North between the Baobab Toll Gate and the Sasol Garage.

The Manager responsible for Traffic at Musina Municipality, Mr Ailwei Mutele said the municipality cannot afford to lose more lives during this festive season. He said the spot has been identified as one of the high accident zones around Musina Municipality. “That is why we have resorted to divine intervention because we know that our living God will hear our prayers. The Bible encourages us to ask anything from the Creator and we believe that this problem is not bigger than Him.”

Mutele thanked the pastors, congregants, stakeholders and government departments that took part in the prayer session. “These people were hands on from the first day when we prepared for this prayer session. The fact that they decided to set everything aside to attend this session proves that they are serious about this prayer. We thank everyone who has made time to be with us here today. May the good Lord continue to bless them. There is no doubt that our prayers will be heard and Musina’s road will again become the safest to travel in.”

He said his team of traffic officers will be out in full force to maintain law and order in all the roads around Musina. “We warn all traffic offenders that there will be no mercy on those who violate the rules of the road. We want to make sure that everyone is safe this festive season. We also urge those who have animals to look after them well because they are amongst the major causes of accidents in our roads.”

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