five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after a morning
hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg.
rescued, but police confiscated more than 40 guns.
and burnt to death by in a car and the security guard shot in another car in
the International Pentecostal Church Headquarters in Zuurbekom. Six others
and children who had been held hostage and appeared to have been living at the
reported to be richest – in the world, on the west of Johannesburg. Local media
reported that the condition of the hostages was associated with a continuing
dispute over building power.
on the floor showed relaxed handheld radios, bolt cuts, a pull of iron and a
baseball bat, along with weapons, handguns, ammunition boxes-and a minimum law
the police, defence forces and correctional services.
the eNCA television station that everything was in complete disarray, so we
have arrested all those that we reasonably believe are suspects, we are busy
interviewing and interrogating them to establish exactly what the motive was.