Pastor held up after church service

2012-02-07 09:43
Johannesburg - A pastor has told how she, her husband and two youth workers were held up and robbed after the Sunday evening service at the AGS church in Witfield, Boksburg.

“When I asked him: ‘Do you know God?’ he just put his hands together and said: ‘I am so sorry, so sorry'” said pastor Christa Meiring on Monday about one of the robbers who held them up with firearms.

She, her husband, Frans, Morne Pieters and his wife Danielle, were locking up the church just after 20:00.

“Danielle saw the three come through the gate,” said Meiring.

Safe key

The robbers immediately forced her husband to the ground with the firearm against his head while demanding their wallets, cellphones and jewellery.

“He seemed to think my bag with my bibles was a laptop and gave it back as ‘rubbish’. Frans didn’t have his wallet on him so they took mine.

“I said they could take the money but to leave my cards and wallet, which they then did.

“Morne then also asked for his wallet back and they gave it back as well, with his cards.”

Meiring said the whole nightmare took between five and eight minutes.

“Fortunately the service’s collection was locked up in the safe. I had the key to the safe in my hand but when he asked, I said no, it was the house key.

“They then took the key to my Hyundai Getz and two got in.

“He couldn’t drive very well and drove up to us in fits and starts, hooting for the third one to jump in and they drove out the gate.”

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