Pastors pray for a safe Horseshoe

2016-03-25 06:00
Pastors and church congregants pray on the streets of Horseshoe. Photo: SIPHELELE NKETO

Pastors and church congregants pray on the streets of Horseshoe. Photo: SIPHELELE NKETO

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THE increase of crime in Horseshoe is worrying churches and congregants.
Pastors and church members prayed on the streets of the troubled township last Monday, and a group of community members joined in.
Nala Mashwawu, chairman of Horseshoe Religious Forum and a pastor at New Apostolic Church in Zion, said crime is high in area.

“Pastors of different churches planned this prayer for a safe long weekend.
“It worries us as pastors to see people getting drunk. The only way to fight crime is to call God to speak to the minds of the people, telling them to behave.”

“Here at Horseshoe we have small tarred streets and children get killed by speedy taxis and motorists.
“In previous years there have been many accidents involving children, who usually play in the street.

“It is upsetting to see youth getting involved in alcohol abuse. We encourage churches to copy what we are doing today,” said Mashwawu.

Pastor Bonginkosi Miya of Amanxusa ka Kristu Church told Fever that this is not the first time they are praying on the streets of Horseshoe.

“Last year, just before Easter we did the same and saw good results.” s

Kokstad police spokesman Lieutenant Dumisani Ncongo said Horseshoe is one of the areas in Kokstad that has the highest crime rate.

He said the police monitor the area 24 hours a day to ensure that people are safe.

“During this long weekend we are going to increase police visibility in order to have peace in the area,” said Ncongo.

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