On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa and some cabinet ministers paid a courteous visit to Bishops of ZCC Dr. Barnabas Lekganyane and Dr. Engenas Lekganyane of St Engenas ZCC in Limpopo. According Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, the visit was part of Ramphosa’s efforts to engage with different stakeholders amid escalating cases  of COVID-19 in the country.

Prior to the national lockdown, in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus, government took several measures including the prohibition of gatherings of more than 50 people.

The move meant that churches could not meet for their annual Easter services.

To adhere to these rules – ZCC, which is known for drawing millions of people to Moria every year for its Easter pilgrimage, cancelled its Easter Service.

Jackson said part of Ramaphosa’s visit was to thank the leadership of the church for respecting government’s decision.

The visit left a sour taste in the mouths of some social media users, however.

They are questioning whether there was an ulterior motive to the visit, while others want to know if Ramaphosa intends to visit all churches in the country.

Below are other comments raised on social media about this visit: