- A clip of a local pastor, Pastor Mukhuba, getting arrested and put in the back of a police van has been shared online
- It is alleged that the pastor was arrested because her church service on Sunday violated noise regulations
- Many South Africans headed to the comment section where they shared their thoughts on the pastor's arrest
A clip of a South African pastor getting arrested by the police has been shared on Twitter by a man with the Twitter handle, @EricanSA. In the clip, the pastor is being loaded into the back of the police van by two police officers.
According to @Erican, the popular pastor was arrested after her Sunday service was packed to capacity and void of Covid-19 health and safety regulations. But it has been discovered however that her arrest was because of noise pollution.
"Pastor Mukhuba was arrested yesterday after her church was filled beyond Covid regulations numbers."
Meanwhile, locals headed to the comment sections to share their thoughts on the post. Read a few of their comments below:
"These churches in residential areas can be selfish and inconsiderate with the noise level... Ai, I applaud whoever called the police on her."
"Ey, I stay next to Mosque for Muslims they always full there with more than one 100 cars parking outside but no police officers going there."
"Just cause you're a man or woman of God does not mean you're above the law."
In other Briefly.co.za news, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) in a statement said they were attacked by a group of 'aggressive' churchgoers. The JMPD claims they responded to a noise complaint in Soweto and were surrounded by a large group of male churchgoers.
The group allegedly 'thumped' onto the JMPD patrol vehicles, forcing officers to use pepper spray to disperse them before calling for backup.
Rubber bullets were then used against the churchgoers who, according to the statement, had damaged vehicles and injured two officers. Several members of the church, including the pastor, were arrested. Locals have been following the story avidly online and discussing the situation.
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