‘Under-siege’ KZN churches hope poll results will bring down crime

‘Under-siege’ KZN churches hope poll results will bring down crime

The KwaZulu-Natal Council of Churches says the province’s places of worship are under siege from criminals.

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Last year, pastor and ACDP uMhlathuze councillor John Myaka was shot and killed in full view of his congregants. 

Other places of worship around the country are also increasingly being targeted by criminals who rob congregants of their valuables during services. 

The church council has met in Durban to pray for peaceful elections.

Pastor Jeffery Ghartey Dzandza of the Believer Breakthrough Chapel hopes the polls will usher in effective leadership in the fight against crime. 

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"A church is a place where everybody runs to for refuge, hope and prayer. But right now, churches are being targeted and robbed, and pastors are being killed and stabbed. 

"We are expecting a move from God to give us leaders that will be able to bring sanity into our lives, not only the church, and to enforce the law and the constitution so that we can all be at peace." 

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