Gaborone West (G/West) Police station is joining forces with churches in a new front on the war against rising crime levels including organized crime by bogus pastors.
On Sunday churches in the Gaborone West policing area will converge at the G/ West police station to begin a march that will end at the Phase 4 Customary court where prayers and official proceedings will take place.
Superintendent Agreement Mapeu of G/West police station this week said the objective of the campaign are to raise awareness of the role of churches in fighting crime, to support the police in their endeavour to fight crime through prayer, to encourage congregations in the fight against crime and build a strong partnership between the police and churches in the fight against crime.
“We will have participants from different churches including the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Higher Increase Ministries, ZCC, Lutheran, Potters House Centre Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Police Commissioner will be our guest speaker,” he said.
Mapeu also said a committee comprising of members of different churches and the police would be formed to tackle criminal activities in their respective churches.
Pastor Tshepho Sethibe who is also the Chairperson of the organizing committee said the decision by the police to involve churches in the fight against crime was a welcome move.
“As a servant of God I’m saying crime is sin and it is not inspired by God. United in prayer we shall stand with the police and P.U.S.H “Pray Until Something Happens”, he said.