- A policeman has gone viral after he prayed to God before arresting a pastor
- He explained during the prayer that he was arresting the pastor for breaking the social distancing rules during lockdown
- Mzansi praised the policeman for his dedication to keeping the rest of South Africa safe
A dedicated and god-fearing policeman was recorded praying to God, explaining why he was about to arrest a pastor for violating social distancing rules during lockdown.
The video was shared on social media by Fikile Mbalula; he saluted the officer:
"I salute him, man in uniform. #COVID19SouthAfrica"
The Citizen translated the prayer that the policeman makes moments before he arrests the pastor.
“He doesn’t respect the Disaster Management Act, and the laws of South Africa. He continues to disobey and mislead your children. We’re forced to arrest the pastor in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen,” prays the SAPS member.
Briefly.co.za noted that it has not been established where the arrest took place.
Social media users praised the dedicated officer who put his duty ahead of personal convictions.
@TheThin41314045: "He deserves an award."
@thabisocollins5: "Lol, even Mr Jesus Christ was a law-abiding citizen. "Give ceased what belongs to him and God what belongs to him..." Thank you Mr Officer."
@MBillyzaba: "This man is going straight to Heaven. Amen!"
@kgeewhite17: "The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom."
@siphele58917469: "He reminds me of the Bible story when omatiloshe where about to throw uJona elwandle. They made a prayer asking God to forgive them for what they are about to do."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a responsible pastor went viral after holding a Sunday service in a huge parking lot with the congregants sitting comfortably in their vehicles in what was a 'drive-in' sermon.
The unidentified church did not shut down fully during the global pandemic but decided to find a much safer way of meeting up and worshipping God.
The church members came out in their posh rides and lined up in rows with the pastor standing in front of them in a raised pulpit covered with a tent.
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