Bible leads reverend back to stolen car

2011-12-01 10:14

Johannesburg - A King William's Town reverend's Bible led him back to his stolen car, according to a report on Thursday.

Methodist reverend Fungile Buti's Mazda 323 was stolen while he was at a church meeting last week.

"One of the church members passing in a taxi called my cellphone to ask me why I was driving so fast. I told him it wasn't me. It was the thieves driving my car," Buti told the Daily Sun.

"I knew my car could go fast because I'd just taken it in for a full service."

The car was used to rob a spaza shop in Ngqamakhwe, about 180km from King William's Town, the 59-year-old reverend's home town in the Eastern Cape.

The police recovered the car after the spaza shop robbery and found the reverend's Bible, with his name, on the back seat, leading them to the rightful owner.

"The presence of my Bible helped me get my car back. It's the word of God," said Buti.

  • tbooze - 2011-12-01 10:22

    come on whether the bible was there or not they could have traced the car back to him still has number plates doesnt ?

      Napolita - 2011-12-01 10:40

      @tbooze - Wow...what a comment. And the thousands of yet to be recovered stolen cars did not have number plates, right tbooze?

      Mzamo - 2011-12-01 10:41

      But with bible with the contact details in it, the owner rightful owner was traced INSTANTLY!! Confirmations with the licencing authorities followed afterwards.

      Fredster69 - 2011-12-01 11:06

      Matthew. Good thing God has so much grace hey. I am glad the rev got it back

      tbooze - 2011-12-01 11:18

      bible or not ,police checked the car owner through registrations this part "I knew my car could go fast because I'd just taken it in for a full service"

      John - 2011-12-01 11:23

      to all of the above,come on guys its a nice story

      Francois Roux - 2011-12-01 11:31

      We had a pool car stolen while on a training course. They tracked the car back to us by using just a simple little faded sticker with a telephone number on it, which a workshop decided to stick inside the bonnet. All other identification was removed. They phoned the workshop and they gave the police our contact details. So to think that a Bible with the actual owner's details in it wouldn't have gotten the job done is just stupid. And for all the religion bashing people posting, it seems of late atheism has become more like a religion than anything else, the way you religiously make a point of bashing anything religious. And I'm posting this from a neutral standpoint, seriously, get a life...

      Alan - 2011-12-01 11:36

      Because you think christianity is retarded, doesnt mean you are an atheist.

      Alan - 2011-12-01 14:05

      @ Caucasian. Sorry if I dont take anything, that a white supremacist like yourself, says seriously. Only cretin can justify his racial superiority and christianity in the same breath.

      jody.beggs - 2011-12-01 20:38

      @Caucasian the mere fact that you have to stick up for God and he can't do it for himself proves he's not around ! Please show proof , other than your precious bible , before trying to make statement about logical beginnings because creationism is illogical ? Damn the man , save the world from Armageddon !

  • mariuskowie - 2011-12-01 10:28

    If a Bible in a car is regarded as proof of ownership, I must consider placing Bibles in all the fancy BMW's the politicians love so much.

  • Zyklon85 - 2011-12-01 10:34

    "I knew my car could go fast because I'd just taken it in for a full service. L... M... F... A... O ITs a mazda 323 not a M3

      Cameronl - 2011-12-01 11:31

      hahahaha duly noted, maybe it had a tuuuurbo, not even that would help

      Jaco - 2011-12-01 11:36

      My car can go REALLY fast. It went for 3 full services already.

  • JMan - 2011-12-01 10:37

    So it was the police. Not the Bible. The Headlines are misleading. And dumb.

  • maraup - 2011-12-01 10:42

    headline misleading::: it was the police not the bible just imagine having writtern your name on the bible>>>>how many ppl have the same name///did the rev report the car 2 b stolen or wat more infor please

  • Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-12-01 10:44

    Cute little story, despite the spaza theft. Commenters need to lighten up

      Lulama - 2011-12-01 10:59

      @ Johncarlos:Biza couldn't have said it better. Amen!

  • Thokozane - 2011-12-01 11:17

    A nice story with a happy ending.

  • Jim - 2011-12-01 11:30


  • Chris - 2011-12-01 11:33

    This is stupid, the bible had nothing to do with the leading just a misleading headline and the bible lead them to the owner not the other way round. this is truly pathetic journalism

  • Cameronl - 2011-12-01 11:35

    OMG, its a book with the owners details inside, SERIOUSLY?....come on get real this story sucks. they would have found the owner through the vin number or plates. "Bible leads reverend back to stolen car" WTF??? uh NO actually it was the police doing their jobs. What a stupid heading to the article!!! Besides that Im happy the reverend got his "fast" car back....hahahahaha

  • Ditantane - 2011-12-01 11:39

    may God be praised, @Matthew God works in his own way sometimes questionable ways but we should not, God bless

      Matthew - 2011-12-01 11:47

      Yeah, deny responsibility and accountability for everything, seeing that everything that ever happens, good or bad, is gods will. What a nice false reality to live in.

      JMan - 2011-12-01 12:03

      Wrong Mat...its only the good he (she?) is responsible for and gets praised for...never the bad. When bad things happen, its because of our "free will". Very convenient isn't it?

  • Maai - 2011-12-01 15:43

    Dude wheres my car?

  • Rip - 2011-12-01 19:21

    What a load of bull!

  • Morne - 2011-12-02 11:59

    i think i must replace tracker with bible

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