Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has extended good wishes to the Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati and other communities who celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, as it is also known.
Diwali honours the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil, of knowledge and wisdom over ignorance and thoughtlessness.
On this holy day, devotees around the country and across the world will light lamps that symbolise the victory of light over darkness.
“May this divine light shower you with peace, prosperity, happiness, success and fulfilment.
“May it also encourage recommitment and rededication by all to make South Africa a better place for all. Namaste!” the President said on Wednesday.