Querentia Ministry Church in Centurion under probe after a church member shot 2 robbers -South Africa

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Three criminals ambushed church members and stole their belongings during service in South Africa, Centurion. Unknown to them one of the church members had a gun and he shot and killed two of them while the third one escaped.



Police officers are still investigating the killing of two alleged armed robbers at a church in Centurion municipality in Gauteng Province.


The three armed men stormed Querentia Ministry Church in Wierda Park on Sunday and started robbing the worshippers.


A congregant identified as Pieter van der Westhuizen, who is a licensed gun carrier, managed to kill two of the men while another escaped.


Mr Der Westhuizen is the brother of the late Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen.


“A statement was obtained from the congregant who allegedly shot the suspects and this will be submitted for prosecutorial direction,” Mathapelo Peters, Gauteng police spokesperson, was quoted as saying by JacrandaFM.


Only the church’s pastor sustained minor injuries and was treated at the church clinic, stated the local media.

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