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Armed Robbers shoot dead by worshiper

According to a local media report, Police in South Africa is investigating the killing of two alleged armed robbers at a church who was shot dead by a worshipper in Centurion municipality in Gauteng Province.

The reports say three armed men stormed Querentia Ministry Church in Wierda Park on Sunday and started robbing the worshippers.

A congregant identified as Pieter van der Westhuizen, who is a licensed gun carrier, managed to kill two of the men while another escaped.

Armed Robbers shoot dead by worshiper

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Mr Der Westhuizen is the brother of the late Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen, News24 reports.

“A statement was obtained from the congregant who allegedly shot the suspects and this will be submitted for prosecutorial direction,” Mathapelo Peters, Gauteng police spokesperson, was quoted as saying by JacrandaFM

Only the church’s pastor sustained minor injuries and was treated on-site, the reports say.

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