President Jacob Zuma wished the Muslim community Eid Mubarak, the presidency has said.
“It is well known that fasting teaches discipline, patience and dedication. At the same time, it also enables one to feel and understand the plight of the poverty stricken,” Zuma said yesterday.
Eid is the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast.
Zuma said the period of fasting was regarded as a time of deep introspection, which strengthened the bonds of family and community.
“On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, I am therefore pleased to celebrate the end of Ramadan by wishing the Muslim community in South Africa and around the world a happy Eid ul-Fitr,” Zuma said.
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