When armed robbers demanded money from the South African based Ugandan pastor, he lifted his arms and shouted ‘in Jesus’s name, fire!'” Ms Sindiswa Maseko, the spokesperson of Destiny Midwives Christian Centre where Apostle Paul Kamba was lead Pastor has revealed.
“A lot of people heard him shout that, but thought he was praying for someone,” she told South Africa’s IOL, an online news source.
Apostle Paul Kamba, 40, succumbed to gun shot injuries inflicted upon him by (3) assailants who attacked Destiny Midwives Christian Centre (DMCC) in Edenvale, a town on the East Rand in Gauteng on Sunday morning.
As UG Christian News reported, he was rushed to hospital after the attack, where he died on Monday, according to the statement issued by the Church that day.
Recounting events that lead to the incident, Ms Sindiswa has said: “Normally after the 10am service, the apostle goes to preach at our Florida branch, but on Sunday he didn’t go because there was a guest pastor (in Florida). So instead he, together with his wife, went to rest in his office.”
Two men barged in and demanded money from the pastor, she said.
“It was at this moment that Kamba allegedly lifted his arms and shouted ‘in Jesus’s name, fire!’ A lot of people heard him shout that, but thought he was praying for someone,” she said.
Seconds later, two gunshots rang out, prompting scenes of panic. One of the bullets hit the floor, while Kamba was struck by the second in his abdomen.
Ms Sindiswa says the pastor’s wife volunteered to show the assailants where the money was, but the two gunmen casually left the scene.
All this happened as congregants still pouring into the church’s main auditorium where hymns and prayers rang out. The service was being led by Kamba’s wife.
Ekurhuleni North Cluster spokesperson Jean Olckers told the source no arrests have yet been made.
By Paul W Dennis.