Many of us in South Africa have been shocked by the death by homicide of George Floyd, when a policeman crushed his neck with a knee for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis last week.
George Floyd’s killing flies in the face of the solidarity evident in the world’s response to the pandemic, and we condemn the brutal treatment he was subjected to.
As we heard those words of desperation, “I cannot breathe”, we mourned for the loss of all life at this time, through violence everywhere and in the COVID-19 pandemic. May Mr Floyd rest in peace.
The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba
Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Archbishop is keen that knowledge of and information about COVID-19 should reach as many of his parishioners and others as is possible. He is sharing through this medium, just in case you have not seen it, this information from Sikhaba i-COVID-19. These Radio slots provide information on the epidemic, answer questions and motivate people to become actively involved in the awareness, prevention, screening and testing. These Radio slots are brought to you by the National Department of Health in partnership with SABC and The DG Murray Trust. The ATMDT works in partnership with DG Murray Trust.
The Anglican Church through HOPE Africa, the Archbishop and the Synod of Bishops is encouraging all to work together to support HOPE Africa and to give to the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA)’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Name of Account: Disaster Relief Fund
Bank: Standard Bank
Account number: 07 007 8394
Branch: Thibault Square
Branch code: 020909