SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN
The man who shot and killed to armed robbers in the Querencia Ministeries Church in Wierda Park in Centurion, south of Pretoria is the brother of former Springbok captain, the late Joost van der Westhuizen. Pastor Kobus Erasmus says the robbers demanded cellphones and watches from the congregants and held a gun to his head. Pieter van der Westhuizen shot the two robbers in the church after they allegedly fired first. Erasmus says it is a miracle that no-one else was shot or wounded in the shoot-out. Van der Westhuizen, is a former policeman and has already been in contact with the police about the incident. Erasmus says God used Van der Westhuizen as an instrument to protect the entire congregation.