A public prayer session is planned for Len Cloete, who is still fighting for his life after he was shot in the head by a police officer at a lodge in Muldersdrift.
Len was shot in the head by a police officer in front of his wife and friends earlier this month is still fighting for his life in hospital.
In a video of the incident that has since gone viral on social media, Len is seen shouting at the police. He takes a firearm out of the bed drawer and cocks it while swinging it around in front of the police officers.
Len then disarms a police officer. Another police officer at the scene fires a single shot and hits Cloete in the head. He falls to the ground.
During a recent radio interview, his wife, Chantal, said he was on life support and that doctors would slowly start bringing him out of sedation to assess the damage to his brain.
The bullet remains lodged in his head.
“We are taking it hour by hour, day by day. He is my best friend, he must make it,” she said.
The prayer session will be held on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:30 at the Pretoria High School Old Boys’ Club in Pretoria.
“Please join us to pray for Len Cloete, Father, and Husband, and awesome friend to many.
“All Believers stand together and pray for Len Cloete. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours,” the invite read.
During the interview, Chantal also said the speculation and nasty comments on social media are upsetting.
“I really want to ask people to respect us as his family. Don’t make up stories and think you know what happened because you weren’t there.
“Len is a good person and a great father to his children. It doesn’t help us as a family to read these things people say,” she said.
According to Chantal, her seven-year-old daughter can’t go to school because she is made fun of by other children as a result of the speculation and stories being spread around.
“This is all so unnecessary. The investigation will reveal the truth. Justice will be served. Please just respect us,” she said.