Congo 2017

Bukavu Maximum Prison

Outside Bukavu Maximum Prison

There are 1600 men, 25 Women and about 20 juveniles incarcerated in this prison. The entrance was very well guarded with a big steel bar gate which separates the offenders from the outside world. I saw a number of Catholic priests inside visiting the prisoners. There are no guards inside the prison, only plain clothes offenders with batons to control the offenders. 

When the offenders saw us they were very inquisitive as to why we were there.

There are no guards inside the prison, only plain clothes offenders with batons to control the offenders. When the offenders saw us they were very inquisitive as to why we were there.

After visiting the men we were taken to an office where the food that we had purchased for the prisoners, had been stored. We were told that it would be distributed amongst the different sections – we just hope and pray that it gets to them.

There are no programs or courses running in this prison, so when we told them we would be back with our Save The Boys project to help them, they were filled joy and expectation. I will never forget this visit as one that will be hard to surpass.

Food Donations for Offenders

Myself, Bishop Byamungu and Pst Reuben

Bukavu Maximum Prison

Pastor Reuben Sangera and I met with the Chief Justice of Bukavu. He received us well and welcomed us and the Transformed Inside project. He is a born again Christian and was happy for me to pray for him. The security around him was extremely tight. Soldiers armed with AK 47’s and hand guns were present in our meeting.

Contact Information

Rod Shiers:

+27 (82) 448-1452
rod@scarletthread.co.za

Shouneez van Rooyen:

+27 (82) 872-1869
shouneez@scarletthread.co.za

Postal Address:

Box 164
Kelvin, Sandton
2054
South Africa

Bank Detail

Name: The Scarlet Thread
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Rivonia Branch
Acc Number: 420044353
Branch Code: 001255
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ

Through our various programs,
we aim to help bring identity to a
person’s life who has committed crime
as well as total healing to that person.