Tag: gang violence

Nelson Mandela Bay civil society ‘taking bull by horns’ on gang killings scourge

On Tuesday a multi-stakeholder violent crime task team in Nelson Mandela Bay held its third of a series of “imbizos” to hear from residents in different gang-shooting hotspots in the city’s sprawling, crime-ridden Northern Areas Pastor Timothy Hendricks, a member of the task team and representative of a city transformation […]

It’s time for Church to step out of comfort zone, says man who transformed ‘murder capital’ of world

Pastor Poncho Murguia is a humble man who speaks with a quiet authority. I watched yesterday as about 18 top police and prisons officers grappling with deadly gang violence in Port Elizabeth’s Northern Areas listened intently to him for more than an hour. “I beg you, don’t wait, like we did, […]

Great expectations for ‘Real Men Follow Jesus’ conference in PE prison

“I am looking forward to seeing hardened criminals and murderers  converted and having fathers and sons relationships restored,” said Apostle Donovan Arends — organiser of a family conference in one of South Africa’s toughest prisons. The “Real Men Follow Jesus — Bring Back the Heart of the Fathers to the […]