Nurse Forgives Her Abductor
Nurse Magdeline Makola
Kidnapped & Locked In The Boot Of Her Car For Ten Days
On December 18th 2008 the alarm was raised by colleagues when nurse Magdeline Makola failed to turn up for work as a nurse at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Ten days later on December 27th she was discovered alive in the boot of her car at Airdrie Railway Station. She had been abducted, bound and gagged, and left to die by a South African man named Justice Sisewe Praise God Ngema, whom she had met briefly four years before. After leaving her tied up in the car boot, he withdrew over £2000 cash from her bank account using her cash and credit cards and behaved as if nothing had happened. When she was eventually rescued after Christmas 2008, Magdeline was close to death from hypothermia and dehydration.
Magdeline Forgives Her Kidnapper After His Trial & Conviction
On 21st July 2009 at Glasgow High Court Justice Ngema pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve eight years in prison for his crimes.
Outside the court Magdeline said she did not harbour any bitterness towards her abductor and forgave him for the traumatic ordeal he had put her through.
"You know in our daily prayer we always say forgive those who trespass against us - so we should prove that we can practise it."
That's a shining example of doing what Jesus did and told us to do.