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Must Watch! South African Survivor of Synagogue Tragedy tells How She Spent 5 Days Under Rubble



A total of 115 South Africans lost their lives in the tragic building collapse at TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations.

Lindiwe Nwandwe, a South African woman who survived the tragedy, has come forward to tell her story.

In an interview with Adaure Achumba, the West African correspondent of eNews Channel Africa (eNCA), Nwandwe shares her ordeal about being trapped under the rubble for five days, and how her faith and determination to survive because of her two-year-old daughter kept her alive.

She also reveals that in order to survive at all costs, she had to consume her own urine.

Watch the moving interview.



    September 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    What a story! I thank God for your life.

  2. Bella

    September 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    This was such a tragedy. God bless you my dear. I cant imagine the trauma these people went through. RIP to all those that lost their lives. Somebody still needs to take accountability for the loss of these lives. TB Joshua!!!

    • ak

      September 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      TB Joshua has already said it was “an act of God”

      Tori don finish.

      No one can question God’s anointed

    • Ada Nnewi

      September 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Please ask whoever took your brain from you to please give it back to you for your own sake….

  3. MeeeeeUSA

    September 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Oh wow! What a story. May no one ever go through such in their lifetime. Amen. Thank God for life everyday you are opportuned to see one. No one promised you tomorrow. Thank you Jesus.

  4. missarewa

    September 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    somebody has to be held accountable for this!

  5. Wale

    September 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    What are they looking? A bunch of gullible people…story is sad and at the same time pathetic. You don’t have to fly thousands of miles to find God;when God is everywhere and constantly with you anywhere you are. These foreigners and Nigerians, especially the women,fly all over looking for salvation from pastors (who are just regular human beings with no special powers) that just end up sleeping with and mistreating them. In Yoruba we say “n nkan to ju wa ni oju ri” – What the eyes seek is what it gets. T B Joshua is the worst of all the fake charismatic men of “god” out there. To directly say anyone that worships with him seeks the patronage of the devil directly will not be far from the truth. His mini community is made up of brothels where sodomy acts and many more despicable of offenses are committed A man of “god” that does not believe the lives of his guest is worthy enough for him to obtain the necessary building permits to safely make additions to an already crudely and illegally built structure. One simple question, why didn’t he predict the worst building collapse disaster and deaths in the country will be within his very own compound? His compound should have at the least been the most “celestially charged” place in his world where “his vision’s bandwidth” ( in Naija I believe you guys call it network reception) should have been strongest. He is a boat load of BULL CRAP! People if you seek God and his blessings, drop on your knees where you are right now and talk directly with him. He answers all prayers because he understands all of our unique needs. Only ignorant and gullible people continue to call for idiots like the DEVIL in human skin called TB Joshua. Again, if you don’t smarten up; then, You deserve what you get!

    • peace

      September 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm


    • troll 101

      September 23, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      prophet ko prophet ni… nigerians suffer from serious myopia.please tell me when God declared TB joshua a prophet. Anybody can come out and call themselves prophets but that doesnt mean they are prophets. That dude ajaniku who claimed to be a prophet but had an oro festival done in his name after his death nko? continue following TB joshua n other humans yu hear, when rapture or death comes, yur eyes will clear by force.

    • Shadie

      September 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      @peace Abeg! Abeg!! who anointed him somebody that woke up one day and annoited himself. Who did he train with and who are his spiritual Fathers or mentors in any church in Nigeria.

    • Iris

      September 24, 2014 at 5:16 am

      You people no dey finish with this phrase? Incidentally it is “touch not my ANOINTED” not “anointing”. Ugh pick up the bible and stop yammering for heaven’s sake. Stop talking and just reaaaad it! Assimilate! Mull over and ponder it before you open your mouth and regurgitate baseless everyday nothings that people tell you. Do you even know what it means? I’m convinced most of you are cyborgs with a Psalm 105 button that is automatically activated when such issues come up.

    • TB joshua

      September 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Aunty peace, wale is expressing himself. That is his opinion and how is he touching ‘God’s anointed’? TB Joshua should be held accountable for the deaths and brought to justice. If u think vengeance will drop like lightning on ‘the prophet’s’ head, u r a dreamer. Religion has really finished us in this country, tufia!

    • Ruby

      September 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      All this thesis on top one man?! Daris God ooo… Take a chill pill, Bro’ Wale. As Eldee would say,’Is it your money? 🙂

  6. Tony

    September 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Wale take several seats and drink some water. If you read your bible the woman with the issue of blood followed Jesus but did not get healed. Its only when she touched his garment that the story changed and thats because she believed. I can quote many other bible lessons to make you understand that you must seek the face of God and your faith, only your faith would make you well. Not everyone who parades themselves at SCOAN get the healing.

    Just because there are thieves in the world does not mean the whole world is made of thieves. I am sure you have committed crimes for which you should be in jail, for example lying. however you are still out here wasting your fingerprints insulting people of God.

    God would judge each person, fake or real by His standard and not yours. Please go to sleep

  7. Leah

    September 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    So if we “thank God” for her life, who do we give the blame or credit for the many lives that were lost? There are many people who died under that rubble after days of pure hell. But God chose to save some, what a twisted and sadistic egomaniac you people worship. The sheer stupidity in the comments here further proves that you can get away with anything when it comes to the gullible and weak minded as long as it’s in the name of God.

    • Tony

      September 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

      The fact that people died and some lived does not mean God is a wicked God. He has reasons for everything. You are alive today not because you are better than those who have died. A disastrous accident has happened no one is objecting to that but it was clearly not intended by TB Joshua.

      I have asked one question that no one seems to answer. Sin is sin, be it lies telling, killing, fornication or adultery. All of us who have committed at least one of the above intentionally have we been prosecuted? This over sabi judgement mentality is now like a fan fare. Often times coming from people who may not have moral bones in their bodies, i might add.

  8. Douala

    September 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I still cannot believe the statements some people are making here. We have raised a man on a pedestal and will not allow for him even to be questioned. None of his acts are to be questioned? I don’t care what Bible verse you can quote, if you cannot see the issue here, then there is no way to save you.

    The issue is not about anointed or healing. A building collapsed. An investigation should be carried out. Was it structurally sound? These are things that can be discovered by investigation. Has an investigation been commissioned? Amongst all the government Agencies, whose role/job is it to investigate this type of incident? How can we be sure that the investigation is impartial…etc….These are the questions we should be asking ourselves. And note that none of them has anything to do with TBJ’s faith or his powers. We may not be able to judge these two things, but I guarantee you, it is entirely within the realm or human ability to investigate this incident and understand exactly what happen. This would actually have the useful value of helping us to prevent another such incident.

    While we are talkingg, let’s remember that there are other buildings on those premises and that people continue to attend services there. Surely, it is TBJ’s duty to make sure that they are protected from accidents which can be prevented?

  9. Concerned_Boyfriend

    September 23, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I’m not sure which is more fascinating here, the survival story or watching a Nigerian TV reporter enunciate the English language properly. Please more of this reporter please.

  10. ice

    September 23, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    @wale, be careful what you vomit cos it can never be eaten again. a wise man does not speak unguarded

  11. KeepingItReal

    September 24, 2014 at 6:22 am

    A landlord in the U.S was sentenced to years in prison after a young Sudanese refugee died after ingesting some of the paint on the wall of their apartment. (Paint contains lead)
    Though he was informed to repaint his building he did nothing. But in these case are lost after a church building collapsed and NOBODY is held accountable.
    Africans are more scared of their Pastors than God Himself. How can further tragedies be prevented while some are defending the founder of the church?
    It’s the “will of God?” When the foundation of the building might be in a poor condition.
    That’s why Africans in power abuse their powers because the many are so terrified to stand and speak the truth.
    #I Don’t Stand with This Prophet, I stand for Truth.

  12. jamcy

    September 24, 2014 at 8:41 am

    church of devil

    • collins

      September 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      jamcy it shows that you are Born Again or matured in Christ . don’t be too quick to conderm ,is better you pray for them than to start conderming . remember you are perfect either .so get Born Again and stop this your canal satement

  13. azzy

    September 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    thank you Ada Nnewi for your comment

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