Methodist bishop’s offer to mediate housing standoff declined

From INDEPENDENT ONLINE NEWS:

A Bishop of the Methodist Church who was present during the second day of the Lwandle evictions offered to help the police defuse the tension, but was “fobbed off”, the ministerial inquiry has heard.

Police were preparing to disperse crowds gathered near the structures that were to be demolished on June 3 when Bishop Michel Hansrod of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa intervened. He offered to help the police calm residents “resistant” to the evictions.

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