by Matthew Davies
The Episcopal Church of Burundi have sent a message of thanks for all the “prayerful and loving support” they have received in light of last week’s attacks which grounded the capital, Bujumbura, to a halt and resulted in many people having to leave their homes.
“Bujumbura has been peaceful since the early hours of Monday and many of the people who had to leave their homes have returned,” said an official Anglican source. “Damage to property is being dealt with where possible and the main roads linking Bujumbura with the interior are open and passable.
“We have discovered our fuel station in Musaga - one of the worst hit areas of the town - has been badly damaged. Thankfully the fuel did not ignite and explode. The station is an important means of income for the Church and will need to be repaired at considerable expense.”
According to AllAfrica.com, the South African Deputy President, Jacob Zuma, arrived in the Burundian capital yesterday to discuss the peace process in the country, two days after the UN began withdrawing non-essential staff from the city because of fighting between rebel and government troops.
The Episcopal Church of Burundi ask for your continued prayers: