The South African branch of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel) has been forced to close down its church and suspend its services due to the raging Xenophobic attacks in the country.

E24-7 MAGAZINE gathered that the Bishop David Oyedepo-led church was closed down for one week to ensure the safety of its members in the hope that the attacks would have abated by the time it is reopened.

South Africa has been in the grips of hate crimes for about two weeks now with many of the locals attacking foreigners, especially black Africans, because they claim they have taken away jobs meant for them.