Drug ad­dicts ran­sack church

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MEM­BERS of the Apos­tolic Church in Zion were left with­out chairs and the pas­tor’s lectern af­ter drug ad­dicts broke into the church in Kwa-Non­qaba town­ship and stole a num­ber of items in­clud­ing the choir uni­forms.

The theft was dis­cov­ered by mem­bers of the church choir when they ar­rived at the makeshift build­ing for their mu­sic re­hearsals on Wednesday evening.

Choir leader Nobuzwe Lithatha yes­ter­day said this was not the first time their church had been van­dalised and items stolen.

Last year crim­i­nals re­moved sev­eral items in­clud­ing church uni­forms from the back room of the church.

Kwa-Non­qaba po­lice said they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of theft.

Church el­der Beth­well Duma said he still could not be­lieve that this had hap­pened for the sec­ond time in his church.

“We are very dis­turbed. They stole win­dows, chairs and the pul­pit and some church robes. It is win­ter now and very cold. We are now forced to wor­ship in a cold en­vi­ron­ment.

“Peo­ple are now forced to bring chairs from their homes. Chil­dren will now be forced to sit on the floor be­cause the chairs have been stolen. We urge any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion to re­port the mat­ter to the lo­cal po­lice.”

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DEVIL’S WORK: Drug ad­dicts in Kwa-Non­qaba town­ship robbed the lo­cal church of chairs, the pul­pit and choir uni­forms.

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