Hostages freed from fatal Zuurbekom church attack

In a bizarre quest for control, five people have died at a church in Zuurbekom, west of Johannesburg. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - In a bizarre quest for control, five people died at a church in Zuurbekom, west of Johannesburg.

On Saturday morning, church members and a splinter group reportedly clashed over leadership of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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More than 200 congregants were held hostage and later rescued by police.

Over 40 people, including a police officer, soldier and a metro police officer, have been arrested.

The church has more than 3 million congregants in Southern Africa.

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Police have freed a group of people who were being held hostage at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom in the West of Johannesburg. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

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