An armed gang stormed into a church in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, before making off with personal items belonging to the congregants, including tithes.
The robbery took place on Saturday afternoon at a Seventh-Day Adventist church.
Gauteng police spokesperson Col Noxolo Kweza confirmed the incident, saying a case of robbery has been opened. Said Kweza:
A group of armed men walked into the church around midday and demanded personal items from the congregants while pointing firearms at them. No one was injured. No arrests have been made.
Acting Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Major General Tommy Mthombeni condemned the attack on the church. He said:
Police will do everything to bring the perpetrators to book. Church members should be allowed to do their business peacefully.