EThekwini Municipality launched a Mayoral Prayer this week at Umlazi, which forms part of moral regeneration programme by the city to respond to the scourge of social ills.
His Worship the Mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo said the Municipality will stop at nothing in their efforts to do away with these gruesome crimes and violation of human rights. 
Addressing hundreds of people that attended the Mayoral Prayer day at Umlazi Cinema recently, Nxumalo said “As a caring City, we acknowledge the role that can be played by Faith-Based Organisations in the fight against the loss of society’s moral compass. We are saying no to rape, drug abuse and any other form of crime, especially those that compromise the dignity of others. To us these incidents are more than just crime its worse and therefore we want to seek god’s intervention to assist us to find our society’s moral fibre,” he said.
The Mayoral Prayer will be visiting all eThekwini regions under the banner of the Mayoral Outreach Programme, which seeks to address some of the areas of community development that fall in the cracks like basic education, vulnerable groups and many other areas that the City is not mandated to attend to.  This is one of the many forms of intervention that the City will be exploring in dealing with recent spate of inhumane crimes such as rape, abuse of the vulnerable and abuse of drugs and alcohol.