World church leaders extremely troubled with the rise of women abuse and attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.
A delegation of the World Council of Churches is in the country to talk about social justice mission. The meeting commenced with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Benoni on Monday morning.
The world church leadersmet with Ramaphosa for a closed door meeting where they expressed their concerns about the countining violence aganist women in the country and the latest attacks on foreigners.
The South African Council of Churches Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana reported they had an honest frank discussion with the president.
“We believe it is necessary that we’re going to be doing this; to have an in-your-face campaign against gender-based violence.”
The Presidency’s Khusela Diko said the president welcomed the church leaders’ intervention.
“The meeting went very well. The president appreciated the initiative taken by the World Council of Churches to seek to engage with South Africans on issues of what they call social justice.”
The World Council of Churches plans to meet with the home affairs minister on Monday to discuss how refugees who want to leave the country can be assisted.