DURBAN – Televangelist Bishop T.D Jakes believes that South Africa still has a fighting chance to overcome the scourge of gender-based violence and alleged xenophobic attacks which have plagued the country.
Businessmen, church leaders and ordinary folk gathered at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Conference Centre for Jakes’ inaugural Leadership Summit on Thursday.
Jakes said he first stepped on African soil over two decades ago and was in awe of the progress that had been accomplished by the country.
“The spirit and enthusiasm was so captivating. I said look at what they have accomplished in such a short time, an amazing sense of unity and commitment in working together,” said Jakes.
“I thought they got it together because they talk to each other, they have had the tough conversations. They have confronted the issues and dealt with the pain, the past and agreed on their future.”