The Church of Pentecost serving the Ghanaian community in South Africa came under attack during a service which was being broadcast live.
Local media reports that armed robbers invaded a branch of the church in Johannesburg on Sunday, October 29 and robbed members of their possession.
The Ghana High Commission in South Africa confirmed the robbery and the kidnap of a Ghanaian deacon during the church service.
In a video from the live stream which surfaced online, the robbers seized valuables from church members at gun point, after which they whisked away the deacon. The whereabouts of the church deacon remain unknown.
A notice dated October 30, 2023, issued to the Ghanaian community in South Africa by Ghana’s High Commission, said it was working with the police to ensure the “speedy and safe release and return of the victim to his family.”
“Kindly note that the South African police is fully focused on the matter and is working hard to ensure the safe return of our compatriot,” it added.
Watch the video below: