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Church Building Collapse in Lagos Stirs Anger

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Monday, 22 Sep 2014 09:29 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital is preparing to receive survivors of the Lagos building collapse that occurred more than a week ago. “Prophet” T.B. Joshua’s megachurch was adding extra floors to their guest house in Lagos when the lower floors gave way.
 
Engineers say that the building was only built to support the existing two floors and was never going to be able to sustain the extra three levels.
 
Some 84 South Africans are presumed dead and 26, including three children, have been critically injured. The South African government is working with the media to try and identify the bodies and injured citizens in an attempt to reunite them with their families.
 
T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations saw queues stretching down the street this past Sunday when a record attendance of members arrived to pay tribute when the self-proclaimed prophet described the dead and injured South Africans as “martyrs of faith.”
 
During the Sunday service T.B. Joshua announced that he would travel to South Africa every month to meet with the survivors of the tragedy and pray for those who died. His followers were delighted to hear this. However, when the news hit social media the reaction was one of anger and indignation.
 
Some South Africans appealed to government to deny T.B. Joshua entry into the country, others saying that they would perform a citizen’s arrest.
 
According to ENCA a senior government official said he would boycott T.B. Joshua’s arrival stating that he was a false prophet.
 
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Matthew Klynsmith earned a business administration diploma at CTI in Cape Town, South Africa. He now works at Strategic Options as an associate partner. To read more reports from Matthew Klynsmith, Go Here Now.
 
 
 

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