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Cops fail to nab arsonists - church

By unknown | Mar 19, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Michael Sakuneka

Michael Sakuneka

Outraged members of the Yahweh Shammah Assembly Church at Madumeleng village in Bolobedu have blamed the police for failing to bring to book suspects who burnt down their church last month.

The pastors accuse police of not taking the case seriously since the church was burnt to ashes on February 14.

Church elder Samuel Nkanyani said the fire was started after the suspects doused the office, caravan and a tent with petrol. This came after the church was robbed in September last year.

Thugs broke into the church and stole music instruments and other valuables.

"Three months after we had prayed hard for days, our instruments were returned," said an angry church member.

A founding pastor of the church, Zacharia Mpiana, said the damage caused by the fire was extensive.

"We appeal to the police to bring the suspects to book to pay for their deeds," he said.

Bolobedu police spokesperson Captain Freddy Maenetja said the case was being investigated .


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