06 April 2023
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) wishes Christians in South Africans a safe, joyful, and peaceful period as they prepare to observe Good Friday and Easter over the weekend. The country takes great pride in religious freedom as a pivotal feature of its diverse nation. We hope that non-Christians will join in the festivities over the weekend as the symbolism of the holidays transverses the religious divide but has become a time for goodwill and intentional sharing of joy among families and communities.
Fedusa also urges South Africans who will be travelling over this period to exercise patience on the roads. The Easter long weekend has also unfortunately become synonymous with high rates of road fatalities. We believe that if every motorist took to the wheel with the conscious understanding that they are responsible not only for their lives but those of fellow motorists too, we would see a decline in these figures.
We acknowledge the plans the government has laid out to ensure that those travelling home and to different holiday and pilgrimage destinations arrive safely. However, this requires the cooperation of the public and respect for the rule of law. We have the utmost trust in the public servants who will be working across the many highways and other roads to maintain law and order. We also wish them well as they carry out their duties in line with their commitment to serve the people of this nation to the best of their abilities.
May this long weekend be filled with joy and peace for all.
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