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Rapists fled the church with the priest’s car and a musical instrument

A gang of three armed men is on the run allegedly after raping two women in a church and stealing a musical instrument., including the pastor’s car in Thulamahashe near Bushbuckridge,  police reported on  Monday.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Shelvy Mohlala said police were looking for three armed suspects.

“According to the information, it was around 11 p.m. on Friday when two women in one of the church rooms heard a gunshot outside. Then there was a knock at the door.

Three male suspects, one armed with a weapon, forcibly pushed the door open. They then held the women at gunpoint while looking for the pastor. The suspects then demanded money before raping the women, “Brigadier Mohlala said.

He said the suspects also took church musical instruments worth over R28, 000 and fled the scene driving a silver-gray KIA Picato, which belonged to the pastor.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Captain Dexter Ndlovu on 072 624 5133 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, they can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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