IT’S a case that has the police scratching their heads, and the clergy equally bemused.
Whereas the cops can approach the National Prosecuting Authority for legal guidance, the men of the cloth might need some divine intervention to unravel the case before them.
The issue involves R120 000 donated to the Alleluia Ministries by an unemployed woman as part of her “first fruit sacrifice”. Now Trish Hosia, of Berea, is demanding her money back and says the pledge, paid from a pension payout, was made in error. “I am unemployed and facing eviction. I would appreciate if you could give me back the money. I am in a financial crisis,” she says in a letter to church head Alf Lukau, a popular Congolese pastor operating in South Africa.