Church member drowns throughout baptism in South Africa

Church member drowns during baptism in South Africa

A younger South African man drowned throughout baptism at Groot Letaba River in Nwamarhanga village, Limpopo.

The 27-year-old man allegedly fell into the ocean after his baptism and died on Saturday, March 18.

In line with Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, spokesman for the Limpopo police, who verified the occasion in a press release on Sunday, the sufferer was Ronald Rikhotso.

“The police in Giyani have opened a case of inquest after a baptism took a tragic flip when a 27-year-old male congregant slipped into the water and drowned quickly after baptism in Groot Letaba River in Nwamarhanga village on March 18, 2023.
In line with the data, the church congregants led by their priest had been performing spiritual rituals and after they concluded the session, one of many congregants went again to the river to gather water. The 27-year-old man, recognized as Ronald Rikhotso, reportedly slipped and drowned,”
he stated.

In line with Colonel Ledwaba, the corpse was pulled from the river by divers from the SAPS Provincial Search and Rescue Workforce after the police have been knowledgeable of the prevalence.

“The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo Lieutenant-Basic Thembi Hadebe cautions members of the neighborhood to watch out and cautious when utilizing dams and rivers for any function together with spiritual actions,” he stated.

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