Reverend speaks out against criminality

REV. ISSAC NKAKI, who is helping the South African Police Service (SAPS) to combat crime through the Word of God. Photo: Thabo Thulo
REV. ISSAC NKAKI, who is helping the South African Police Service (SAPS) to combat crime through the Word of God. Photo: Thabo Thulo

SENEKAL. – After he had come to the realisation that the South African Police Service (SAPS) couldn’t work alone to fight crime, a compassionate reverend, Isaac Nkaki, intervened.

Nkaki, who hails from Matwabeng near Senekal, encourages the congregation on Sundays in church to abstain from crime, while he goes on the same mission during the week in the community and at the school assemblies.

He believes that fighting crime is his task from God. According to him, he has prayed for four boys who were addicted to drugs, but they are currently free from drugs, alcohol and criminal activities.

He says that he visits prisoners to encourage them that, although they are in jail, it is not over and that there is a bright future ahead of them.

“It is not easy to fight crime. It needs compassion, persistence, love and determination. As the Bible declares, there is nothing impossible to God, that’s why I manage to develop this God-given task.”

He says he often doesn’t sleep when he thinks about how young people destroy their lives by becoming addicted to drugs.

“That provokes me and it motivates me to work harder in order to eradicate crime in the community,” he says.

Nkaki is a reverend at St. Peter’s Church in Matwabeng. He is also a former religious programme manager at Naledi FM.

He is currently a deputy chaplain of the Independent Order of True Templars (IOTT) in the Free State. IOTT is an organisation based on open membership from different denominations.

Nkaki spends his time praying for God’s intervention in the bizarre incidents that happen in the community.

An anonymous drug victim gave testimony of the reverend’s help.

“Due to peer pressure, I found myself involved in drug addiction and robbery. I approached Nkaki for help. He prayed for me on several occasions until I changed,” said the former addict.

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