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Popular pastor shot dead during prayer session by armed robbers

A church pastor and two congregants were attacked by gunmen who raided their church in Diepsloot.

The unidentified gunmen shot and killed the pastor and injured two members during the armed robbery.

The police confirmed the incident revealing that murder and attempted cases have been opened.

A group of Christians who had gathered to pray in Diepsloot became armed robbery victims. The thugs attacked the congregants and killed the pastor.

A pastor was shot dead during church robbery.

According to reports, two congregants were seriously injured during the horrendous ordeal.

News24 reports that the incident happened shortly before midnight. Reports suggest that 50 Christians were gathered at their church for an all-night prayer when the armed robbers launched the attack. They reportedly got away with personal belongings such as phones and cash.

Three people, including the pastor, were shot during the attack. Eyewitnesses rushed them to the nearest health facility, but the pastor died upon arrival. The other two victims are said to be in stable condition.

Diepsloot police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo confirmed the incident stating that a manhunt for the criminals had been launched. He also added that murder, attempted murder, and business robbery cases have been opened. He said:

“Three of the people who were shot, including the pastor, were taken to a local medical centre where the pastor died on arrival. The other two are in serious but stable condition.”

The police also pleaded with members of the public for any information regarding the matter to report to them.

Hawks arrest woman who embezzled R3.6 million from Limpopo school, SA worried about increasing corruption
In more news, Briefly News reported that the Hawks arrested a 65-year-old woman in Limpopo for reportedly defrauding the Groblersdal Academy of R3.6 million.

On Wednesday, Jacoba Johanna Kitshoff was charged with fraud and appeared at the Groblersal Magistrate Court.

According to News24, Kitshoff allegedly transferred R3.6 million to her bank account after accessing the school’s bank account after working hours, said Captain Matimba Maluleke, spokesperson of Limpopo Hawks. He said:

“The school discovered the alleged embezzlement of funds and reported the matter to the Hawks. During the investigation, it was discovered that the accused had actually lost all that money through an investment scam.”

 

Source: Briefly News

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