The Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg is a rare sanctuary for migrants who arrive in South Africa.
As Zimbabwe went to the polls on Wednesday, tensions remained high in South Africa – home to hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who have fled since the country’s 2008 election.
The church is a haven for many of these Zimbabweans, and many expressed their concern in a service late on Tuesday night.
During a heartfelt service, some spoke out and began to debate Zimbabwe’s political parties and leaders.
Most people at the service said they just wanted peace, and to see their country rebuilt – no matter which party was in power.
The following images take a look inside the church’s crowded hallways and basement – areas that many of the undocumented migrants have come to call home.
While many shied away from having their picture taken, they later agreed – although none would give their name, for fear of retribution.