Christian Leader Dies After Attack on Tanzanian Church
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Oct 24
A mob attacked worshippers at an overnight service at the Gilgal Christian Worship Center in Pansiansi, Mwanza City, northern Tanzania, around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Open Doors USA reports. 35-year-old Elia Lunyamila, a youth leader, died. Two other worshippers sustained serious machete wounds and were taken to a hospital in Mwanza district. The motive for the attack is not known, but a robbery has been ruled out. The Mwanza police commander confirmed the incident and said police were investigating.