- Police officers in Ekurhuleni held a prayer service recently
- They asked God for assistance and protection while fighting crime
- A spokesperson said the prayers also help to ward off evil spirits
Police officers in Ekurhuleni's Etwatwa township have turned to God for help in fighting crime.
The cops held a prayer service recently to ask for divine protection, Daily Sun reports. This is in response to rising crime levels.
Briefly.co.za learned that the cops have even ditched morning and afternoon parades for worship sessions.
One officer at the prayer service said:
We ask God to help us fight crime. We ask Him to give us the power to overpower criminals, not the other way round.
The recent spate of cash-in-transit heists as well as other violent crimes are of particular concern to the cops.
Police spokesman Captain Ramothakhi Maqabe also cited "evil spirits" in the area that have apparently led to strange occurrences.
Irate residents dragged a schoolboy, whom they suspected of being a gang leader, from a classroom in the area several weeks ago and set him on fire. The Captain added:
By involving God we will not only fight crime but His presence will help to eradicate the evil spirits in our midst.
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