More than 100 000 excited worshippers are expected to gather for a night service on New Year’s Eve lead by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church was set to hold his Crossover Service at FNB Stadium.
Besides local worshippers, 30 000 people from 30 countries were expected to join the service.
The service was in its fourth year. Last year’s service took place at Tshwane Events Centre.
This year’s Crossover Service would be called Night of God’s Open Hands.
Church spokesman Ephraim Nyondo said people who would attend needed to take care of their own food, accommodation, drinks and transportation.
“The church can’t manage all the people. We urge people to be extra careful where they seek accommodation and transportation.
“They are also welcome to bring blankets to the stadium for the night service.”
The gates would open at 9am and the service would start around 4pm and continue into the early hours of the morning.
“The prophet will open the service with a speech and he will also lead the service,” said Nyondo.
On Bushiri’s Facebook page he said 2019 was a great year.
“The enemy rose against us, yes, but our God gave us victory after victory. We saw His faithfulness, and indeed, when God opens a door nobody can shut it,” he said. “It matters most how you start and end your year.”
His followers responded on the post.
Pumla Nompula said: “Ooooooh, yes papa!
“Our enemies will be defeated come 2020.”
Waddie Thom said: “Hello papa. I connected to your team. Please make it happen, papa.”