President Jacob Zuma wished the Muslim community Eid Mubarak on Sunday.
“It is a day of great joy for our Muslim compatriots as it marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadaan,” Zuma said in a statement.
“This period demands sacrifice, commitment, perseverance and discipline. It also nurtures a high sense of spirituality and generosity to those less fortunate.”
Eid is the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadaan, during which Muslims fast.
Zuma said that the charity work done by the Muslim community in this time was “remarkable” and benefited a large section of underprivileged communities.
He said Eid was a day of peace and blessing.
“May this spirit of peace and tolerance be visited upon those parts of the world engaged in conflict and where there is suffering and pain,” Zuma said.
“We wish all Muslim compatriots a blessed Eid Mubarak.” - Sapa