CAPE TOWN, March 24 – People have started to gather in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, where almost 200,000 people are expected to attend the much anticipated Angus Buchan day of prayer event on Saturday.
The event is set to take place at the Swartklip sports grounds, which some claim to be the size of 60 rugby fields. Part of the set up for the big event is a stage 32 metres wide and 20 metres high, 400 porta toilets, and seven towers with big screens to bring the proceedings to everyone present, no matter where they may be on the grounds.
Cape Town-born gospel singer Neville D took the stage on Saturday morning and led the crowd in worship. He welcomed everyone, especially white people “brave enough to come to Mitchells Plain”. “People in Mitchells Plain are happy to see our white brothers and sisters. We never see our white brothers and sisters in Mitchells Plain, so we are happy to see them,” he said.
Earlier, Buchan’s media team said metro police, medical services, and the fire brigade would be on duty for the whole day. Parking areas had been arranged for people attending the event and attendees would be escorted to the grounds by volunteers. The City of Cape Town’s disaster management team is also on standby in case of emergencies.
– African News Agency (ANA)