ON THE RISE: President Cyril Ramaphosa, cabinet ministers and deputy ministers during the annual photo shoot as part of the Africa Day and Africa Month activities. This year’s Africa Month is celebrated under the theme “The Year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” and “The Year of Mama Albertina Sisulu: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of the South African government on Thursday, wished all the country's Muslims compatriots a spiritually fulfilling and blessed Eid al-Fitr.

“May Allah bless all our Muslim brothers and sisters and shower them with spiritual blessings, peace and success. May this holiday remind us to continue with all good deeds by lending a helping hand to those in need. Eid Mubarak,” Ramaphosa said in a short statement.

The three-day holiday of Eid al-Fitr celebrates the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan -- breaking the fast and marking the beginning of the 10th month in the Islamic calendar, known as Shawwal.

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African News Agency (ANA)