A statue of Jesus Christ was this week stolen along with property valued at P21 000.00 at the Roman Catholic Church in Mogoditshane.
Three church doors were left damaged, and the thieves are suspected to have entered the church through the roof ceiling.
In an interview with The Voice, the Catholic church’s Father Paul said the Jesus Christ statue was valued at P2 000.00 and was bought from Philippines.
He further said he only found out about the break in the day after the incident. “They stole speakers, and some of the valuables that were kept inside the church,” said Paul.
He revealed that the incident shocked him as there was no sign of breakage from outside the building. Paul who described the robbery as an act of desperation said the robbers had ransacked the whole building and vandalised church property.
“Sometimes we leave the church open, for people just to enter and pray and we never anticipated this kind of criminal activity in a place of worship,” he said.
Mogoditshane police Station Commander, Superintendent Nkwebi Chilisa, said that no arrest has been made yet concerning the break in and theft and that the matter is still under investigation.