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Cape Town – The City of Cape Town’s Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille will host an inter-faith gathering of various religious leaders to pray for rain on Thursday at 2pm.

Representatives from various churches, the Muslim Judicial Council, the Western Cape Christian Ministers’ Association, the Western Cape Traditional Leaders and Cultural Council, the Khoisan Griqua Royal House, the Bahaí Community of South Africa, the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre, and the Hindu and Jewish communities will lead prayers on Table Mountain.

The City has been implementing a range of interventions and continues to explore all possible avenues to address the drought which is as a result of inadequate rainfall over the past two winter seasons.

"The residents and businesses of Cape Town have made great efforts to save water but we have to do more and we especially need the rains to come, " de Lille said in a statement.

IOL adapted from Press Release