Following the incident, the Church of Pentecost on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 declared a three-day fasting and prayers.
However, even before the fasting and prayer session ends on Thursday, November 2, the deacon has been released on Tuesday night.
The Church of Pentecost has been an integral part of the religious landscape in South Africa, providing spiritual guidance and support to its members.
The kidnapping of Deacon Cudjoe sent shockwaves through the congregation, and prayers were held throughout the week for his safe return.
The incident has prompted discussions about the need for improved security measures in places of worship, as well as the safety of religious leaders.
The Church of Pentecost and other religious organizations are calling on the government and law enforcement agencies in South Africa to prioritize the protection of religious leaders and their congregations.
Members of the Church of Pentecost and the wider community are expressing their solidarity and support for Deacon Cudjoe and his family.