The church where the incident happened
The church where the incident happened

Church robbery and kidnap of Ghanaian deacon in South Africa confirmed

The Ghana High Commission in South Africa has confirmed the Ghanaian church robbery in Johannesburg and the kidnap of a Ghanaian deacon. The incident happened at a Johannesburg branch of The Church of Pentecost in South Africa during a church service, which was being broadcast live.


The suspected robbers, after seizing valuables from church members at gun point, took the church deacon into custody.

The whereabouts of the church deacon is currently unknown

The incident took place on Sunday, October 29, 2023. [Watch attached video below]

A notice dated October 30, 2023, issued to the Ghanaian community in South Africa by Ghana's High Commission in South Africa said the Commission was working with the police to ensure the "speedy and safe release and return of the victim to his family."

"Kindly note that the South African police is fully focused on the matter and is working hard to ensure the safe return of our compatriot."

The Ghanaian Mission also advised all members of the Ghanaian community to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and well being. 

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