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Australian pastor dies following attack in Malawi

26 September 2016, 14:34

Lilongwe - An Australian pastor has died after he was attacked while ministering in Malawi, Nyasa Times reports.

Geoff Freind, a 59-year-old Major with the Salvation Army, was allegedly attacked while on his way to the Chichiri Shopping Mall in the country's business capital of Blantyre.

Freind, who was in Malawi on a five-week preaching tour with the Salvation Army, was said to have come under attack on the second week of his stay.

The pastor reportedly succumbed to his injuries at a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday last week, while in the presence of his wife and four sons.

Although information regarding the circumstances of his death were minimal, Freind's brother-in-law Peter Walker revealed that the pastor sustained serious head injuries during the assault, ABC News reported.

"We don't have a lot of information and that's not been our focus," he said.

"We've been praying for a miracle but that's not the news we've been able to announce today, we're sorry," lamented Walker.

Reacting to the development, the Salvation Army described Freind as a "well-loved and respected person" who spent the last 34 years in dedication to his Ministry in Australia.

- News24


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