ZRP challenges pastors, religious leaders to help reduce crime

Written by on January 31, 2024

Romeo Gumbo

31.01. 24

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has challenged pastors and all church leaders in Bulawayo to work hand-in-hand with the police in reducing crimes and avoid hiding the crimes committed by their congregants.

Speaking at a weekly police update on Skyz Metro FM today, Bulawayo ZRP Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube spoke sternly about the role that pastors, reverends and church leaders must play in the fight against crime in the community expressing disappointment in the vast number of people who call themselves Christians and pastors, yet crimes continue to escalate in the city.

“It does not make sense that there are many pastors and Christians in Bulawayo, yet criminal activities continue to increase”, Inspector Ncube lamented.

However he commended the Churches Against Crime Group under Nkulumane District where a pastor declared to Pumula Police Station a criminal who was apprehended by the Neighborhood Watch group three days ago.

On that note, he strongly urged church leaders to avoid deliberately interrupting the arm of the law by hiding crimes committed in the society and treating such cases with indifference.

ZRP Spokesperson also said “I am very happy with Churches Against Crime Groups under Nkulumane District because they continue to support our fight against crime and they are very active”

The ZRP further urged neighbors and residents to be vigilant against pastors and church leaders who participate in crime, and elders not to abandon their roles in the community.

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