Church vandalised twice

2018-04-03 06:02
Grassy Park New Apostolic Church was broken into and vandalised twice in a matter of days last month.

Grassy Park New Apostolic Church was broken into and vandalised twice in a matter of days last month.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

“This is a huge disgrace. How do you have the heart to vandalise and steal from the holy house of God?”

These are the words of an angry resident of Grassy Park after a recent break-in at Grassy Park New Apostolic Church. The religious house situated in Diemans Road, just off 8th Avenue, was broken into and vandalised twice in a matter of days, with the latest incident leaving the inside of the premises damaged.

Bishop Anthony Christian Hartzenberg, a representative from the church, says the premises were broken into between 18 and 21 March, and again on Thursday 22 March. “There are unfortunately no cameras on the premises, so the suspects are unknown to us. The church’s amplifier and proxima were stolen, and some of the benches and windows were damaged and smashed. Some of the damages were repaired and the rest will be done in due course,” he explains­.

Hartzenberg says despite the challenges they have had to face, they are continuing with all activities at the church, including their divine services.

Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith from Grassy Park Police Station says a case of robbery has been opened and is currently being investigated. No suspects have been arrested as yet.

“Grassy Park police can confirm the two break-ins at the church during the month of March. The suspect is unknown to us. Police strongly condemn the vandalism and break-ins and urge the community to come forward with any information, and not to buy stolen goods as this is a criminal offence. We also further appeal to secondhand traders to inform police if the same people on a regular basis are trying to sell goods at their stores or places of distribution.”

V Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Grassy Park Police Station on 021 700 3900.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.