The African National Congress in Parliament wishes Hindu communities in South Africa and across the world a blessed and happy Diwali/Deepavali as celebrated today, 18 October 2017.
Diwali/Deepavali is a five-day celebration known as the Festival of Lights which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
Together with all South Africans, the Office of the ANC Chief Whip wishes all Hindus a joyful Diwali/Deepavali celebration.
Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip
ANC Caucus Spokesperson