962 Education MEC, Angie Motshekga attends the 23rd ANCYL congress in Bloemfontein. 060408. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Johannesburg - ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga wants South Africans to join her in praying for a peaceful general election on May 7.

“It is time to pray to strengthen relations between communities and the moral fabric of our nation,” she said in speech prepared for delivery in Polokwane on Thursday.

“We appeal to everyone to join us when we pray for unity, reconciliation, and a peaceful election on 7 May.”

Motshekga called on religious groups and citizens to join her on Saturday in a national prayer for social cohesion at the Nkowankowa Stadium in Tzaneen.

She said the ANCWL intended ensuring a life free from violence for all, particularly women and children. - Sapa