After 35 days: First thing Rhulani will do

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After President Cyril Ramaphosa extended South Africa's lockdown to 35 days, Rhulani Mokwena reveals to the first thing he will do at the end of April.

Like most countries around the world, the country is under lockdown for a period of 35 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, and we've been asking PSL figures what their plans are once they have some freedom again.

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Linda Mntambo said he will order a Nando's half-chicken and chips, Reneilwe Letsholonyane is going to visit his mother, and Thembinkosi Lorch wants to find the nearest field to kick a soccer ball again.

Today we ask Chippa United's on-loan head coach what he plans to do once he can leave the house again.

"Coach Rhulani will pray for better days and for no more epidemics, so people's lives can get to a new normality," Mokwena tells

"It's more important [praying] because I always say that football is the most important of the least important things in life. People's lives, people's stability, health, peace, joy, happiness is far more important than some of our daily routines.

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"Of course for us our lives are in football, with the peace and happiness that football brings to us. It's important that we get back to that, but more than anything I pray for good health and mental stability, and peace and happiness for our people.

"Because I think that's what the world is teaching us at this moment, that there are far more important things like family and our own mental fortitude."

A member of the Rhema Bible Church, the Orlando Pirates technical team member says he does not regularly find time to go to church because of his line of work.

"You know I don't go too much to church, except to hold my own religious moments daily. But I'm extremely religious, and I'm plugged in spiritually. I think that's what gives me a lot of strength and keeps me going.

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"What stops me a lot from going to church is football. You know sometimes we have matches on Sundays and you can't go to church. But I think my spiritual routine over the years was not limited to just attending church.

"And that's probably a good thing at this moment because my spiritual routine involves praying, reading the bible on a daily basis and finding a bigger meaning to all situations from a religious perspective.

"Fortunately for myself I'm not missing going to church as much because I don't attend church that much. I grew up going to Amaziyoni and then I went to the Methodist Church.

"But I now attend Rhema ,which is good for my health and it's a nice church where I feel at home and I feel that the message they preach reaches me."

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