South African church leaders appeal for calm ahead of elections
by WCC, by Anli Serfontein
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
With less than a week before hotly contested local elections, church leaders in South Africa have appealed for calm and asked political leaders of all political parties to help contain dissent. The run-up to the elections on 3 August has been marred by recurrent bouts of violence, intimidation and even political assassinations.