Police in South Africa are investigating the killing of two alleged armed robbers at a church in Centurion municipality in Gauteng Province, local media report.
The reports say three armed men stormed Querentia Ministry Church in Wierda Park on Sunday and started robbing the worshippers.
A congregant identified as Pieter van der Westhuizen, who is a licensed gun carrier, managed to kill two of the men while another escaped.
Mr Der Westhuizen is the brother of the late Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen,¬†News24reports.
‚ÄúA statement was obtained from the congregant who allegedly shot the suspects and this will be submitted for prosecutorial direction,‚ÄĚ Mathapelo Peters, Gauteng police spokesperson, was quoted as saying by¬†JacrandaFM
Only the church‚Äôs pastor sustained minor injuries and was treated on site, the reports say.
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