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Bishop’s daughter kidnapped, As THIS HAPPENED

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Bishop’s daughter kidnapped amid suspected church feud

11th Aug 2022

Masone Apostle Church members were about to start the service on Sunday when three armed men stormed the church.

The men marched straight to the bishop’s wife, snatched their five-year-old daughter from her arms and drove off in a red Toyota Tazz.

The girl, Keyla Chimpara from Dikopye, north of Tshwane has not been seen since and her family are fearing the worst.

The bishop’s wife told Scrolla.Africa that the men clearly knew who the bishop’s wife was because they walked straight to her, singling her out in a room of over 30 other women.

“I held Kayla but they threatened to shoot and kill her in front of me if I didn’t let go.

“I pleaded with them and one of the men pushed me violently to the ground and drove off with my daughter,” she said.

She said that she was able to identify one of the suspects as a member of one of their sister churches in Ga-Rankuwa.

The kidnapped girl’s father, Bishop Paul Chimpara, believes the kidnapping is linked to an ongoing feud between churches in the area.

“Some of the sister church leaders are not happy that my church is growing and some of their members are joining my church,” he told Scrolla.Africa.

“Ever since I opened this church in 2018, I have been receiving threats from unknown people demanding that I close my church or I will be sorry.”

Chimpara added that last year during a Thursday church service, two armed men attempted to rob the members but the congregants managed to overpower them.

The bishop said that on Saturday afternoon, he received a strange call from an unknown number asking whether he would be at the church on Sunday.

But when he tried to call the number back it was disconnected.

The distraught father is pleading with anyone who might have seen the kidnappers to call the police.

“She is innocent and can’t be used to hurt me and my family. Please set her free.”.

Temba police spokesperson Sergeant Herman Moremi confirmed that they are investigating a case of kidnapping.

“The three suspects have not been arrested and investigations are underway.

“We are urging residents to help us in the search of the missing toddler,” Moremi said.

Anyone with information can contact the nearest police station or crime helpline 08600 10111.

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