Prison chief calls for church to join in prayer crusade at Polsmoor

Gateway News Volunteer Cartoonist Barry De Jager created this image inspired by the call to united prayer at Polsmoor Prison, Cape Town on Sunday, October 5.
Gateway News Volunteer Cartoonist Barry De Jager created this image inspired by the call to united prayer at Polsmoor Prison, Cape Town on Sunday, October 5. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE)

An increase in unusual deaths at Polsmoor Prison, Cape Town has prompted the Commissioner, Ntoblelo Mketshane, to call on pastors and churches in the city to turn out in large numbers to attend a prayer crusade and service at the prison on Sunday. 

He says there objectives are to pray for the protection of correctional officials and to claim the entire Pollsmoor region for God as part of a moral cleansing process. 

“Pollsmoor can be seen as being representative of the largest criminal element within the Western Cape. Many are trapped in the power of darkness. We acknowledge the power of prayer to bring about healthy change and hereby appeal to the entire body of Christ to come share in this undertaking,” says Mketshane. 

“We will pray to God for protection of our staff, the restoration of hearts in prison as well as for revival in the church and our communities.”

 The prayer crusade and service will take place on Sunday, October 25, on the Pollsmoor rugby field from 1pm to 5pm. People who cannot attend are asked to pray from a distance at that time. 

Parking areas will be identified at the venue.

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  1. The Fiji Islands experienced a Christian revival in year 2000 after civil riots. This revival spread into the prisons as well – many were saved spiritually. With God anything is possible.