President Zuma wishes all SA Muslims Eid Mubaarak
18 August 2012
President Jacob Zuma wishes all South African Muslims Eid Mubaarak, as the Islamic month of Ramadaan draws to an end.
For their prayers, abstinence from food and drink during the day, giving of charity and all other good deeds, the followers of the Muslim faith are rewarded with the day of Eid.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the 1st day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and begins with an outdoor prayer, gifts being given to children, visiting the graves of loved ones as well as visiting friends and family.
"On this auspicious day, I take this opportunity on behalf of government and the people of South Africa, to wish all Muslims of South Africa Eid Mubaarak," said President Zuma.
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Issued by: The President