Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Cele maps a way forward with IPHC leadership after church grows frustrated by police 'inaction'

In the early hours of Saturday morning, people who were asleep on the church premises were awoken by gunshots fire by a group of heavily armed men who stormed the premises as they continued opening fire. The attackers allegedly belong to the church's splinter group which wants to take over the church.

Four church members were killed and set alight inside a vehicle and a fifth person - a security guard - was shot and killed in his car when he went to the scene.

Regional NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said the case was postponed to 22 July for a bail application.

The accused face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.

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