Following a shocking incident in Johannesburg in which members of the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost were robbed at gunpoint and a deacon of the church was kidnapped, the Ghanaian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, has announced that it is working with the Church of Pentecost and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure the safe and speedy release of the deacon.
The robbery and kidnapping took place on Sunday, October 29, 2023, during a church service. The Church of Pentecost has condemned the attack and called for prayers for the safe return of the deacon.
In its statement, the Ghanaian High Commission reiterated its commitment to working with the Church of Pentecost and the South African Police Service to ensure the safe return of the victim. The commission also noted that the South African Police are taking the matter very seriously and are working hard to find the deacon and ensure his safe return.
The statement expressed the commission’s condolences to the Church of Pentecost and the family of the victim, and urged the public to exercise caution and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
In addition to working with authorities to secure the deacon’s release, the Ghanaian High Commission advised the Ghanaian community in South Africa to take precautions to ensure their safety.
The commission also committed to providing further updates on the case as more information becomes available. This incident has been a shocking and traumatic event for the Ghanaian community in South Africa, and the High Commission is doing everything possible to support the family and community during this difficult time.
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