On Saturday police said that a priest was shot at Alexandra, Johannesburg. The priest was still praying in the church when 10 robbers barged in.

The congregation were gathered for Friday night prayers, when the robbers came in, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said on Saturday.

The robbers ordered everyone to lie down, but the priest continued praying, he said.

“They shot him, but ended up only hitting his trousers. He continued praying,” he said.

The robbers took rings, watches and handbags from the congregation.

They also took a VW Polo, which belonged to one of the congregants.

Makhubele said that no arrests has been made and police is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“We will continue searching for these suspects”he added.

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