Please Pray: Shootings Near Hope Africa Base
July 8, 2019|
Across the road from the Hope Africa Collective headquarters, 6 women and 5 men were killed in two shootings this past weekend. Both shootings took place on Friday and Saturday, and the motive still remains a mystery. News24 says that police have not arrested the perpetrators, but they have set a 72-hour lock down on the area in order to further investigate and keep the peace.
Our hearts go out to the families of the lives taken. Please pray for these family members and for the safety of our staff in South Africa.
“Just this last weekend, 11 people were shot dead in Philippi, the area where we serve. Gun violence is increasing and there have been a lot of incidents lately. Our staff has had several unpleasant encounters. We pray for the light of God to fill the darkness of this area and for justice to prevail.”
– Andy, Hope Africa staff member
You can read more about this tragic event on News24.com »