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Synagogue Church Building Collapse: 67 South Africans Reportedly Dead

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President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has revealed that 67 South Africans have been confirmed dead as a result of the Synagogue Church building collapse.

Zuma revealed this via a statement. Here are excerpts:

I am greatly saddened to announce that 67 South Africans died and scores of others sustained injuries, after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September 2014, in Lagos, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This is a particularly difficult time for South Africa. Not in the recent history of our country have we had this large number of our people die in one incident outside the country.
Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues that have lost their loved ones in this heart-breaking tragedy. The whole nation shares the pain of the mothers, fathers, daughters and sons who have lost their loved ones. We are all in grief.
The entire statement can be found on the Presidency Republic of South Africa website.
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21 Comments

  1. mrs chidukane

    September 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

    By now some arrests should have been made to deter others because if no one is prosecuted in this matter, nobody should arrest me if I do my own oh.This is how the culture of impunity gains ground.

    • Leah

      September 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      My sister I wonder! By now that clown TB Joshua and the contractor should have been arrested and in custody. We are talking about 67 human lives in just South African alone. When are we going to start holding people accountable for their actions?

  2. Cece

    September 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    A lot has been hidden about this sad situation, and I wonder why?

    I wish Africa would advance to the point of actually releasing victim pictures and the news actually reporting from the site and speaking with relatives. So sad for all the families involved. God forbid.

  3. Grown Woman

    September 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This is truly sad may they R.I.P

  4. Tony

    September 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Arrest who and on what grounds? Instead of sympathizing with the bereaved some are quick to apportion blames for an accident which is still under investigation. ISIS, ISIL or whatever are there butchering people, y’all do not see them arrested its TB Joshua you test your sight on.

    May the souls of the departed rest in Peace.

    • Theresa

      September 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Dear Tony, when justice is delayed or denied, it breeds impunity and encourages more crime. The reason ISIS and Boko Haram are thriving is because they were not nipped in the bud on time. Every person who dies in accidents like these, is important. No they cannot be brought back from the dead, but their families need to feel that justice has been served. If building regulations were not followed, there should be prosecution of all guilty parties no matter their status. This is not the first time buildings have collapsed in Lagos, hopefully justice will discourage this trend. As God-fearing people we should encourage justice for all, instead of making comparisons.

      May the souls of the departed rest in the bosom of our Lord, free from the pain and worries of this life.

  5. Iris

    September 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Wait, so if 67 of the dead so far are not even Nigerian, how many people have died in total? Now I’m wondering if there were nationals from other west African countries. What if someone who thought they had ebola went there looking for healing? This TB Joshua that has been thumbing his nose at everything the state government has said, about ebola and holding international conferences. And Tony why on earth will we be more concerned about what is happening outside Nigeria than inside? Why shouldn’t they investigate to see if someone deliberately ignored building regulations?

  6. ATL

    September 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    MAY GOD OPEN THE EYES OF THIS MISGUIDED TJB OR WHATEVER HE IS CALLED FLOCK………….DIRECT GOD ACCESS… I GOT GOD’S NUMBER ON SPEED DIAL ALL I DO IS PRAY AND HE LISTENS AND I TRY TO TREAT EVERBODY WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE ……….I PRAY FOR THE DEAD THAT IN THEIR FINAL MOMENTS, THEY WERE ABLE TO REALISE THAT AT THE LAST HOUR ITS NOT THEM PLUS (MAN OF GOD PASTOR TJB) AND GOD……ITS THEM AND GOD ONLY.

  7. Willie Otobong

    September 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    T.B Joshua sees the future as we all know but what actually happened? a M.O.G who prays and sees vision for others but didn’t see this great catastrophe? something is certainly not right.

  8. Sancafy

    September 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Guy let’s not be dragging or quell about this that happen let’s live it to God almighty he is the one that knows everything.., what happen has happen let’s play this kind of a thing let not happen again…! May they soul reat in peac

  9. anonymous

    September 18, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Did you guys see the video? It collapsed as of C4 was detonated on all the pillars, nevertheless you should understand that TBJ gave the contract out to a trusted engineer and he as a lay man may not know what quantity of cement to be mixed with sand for a solid foundation.
    I am of the opinion that you guys should stop hating on TBJ and direct your anger to the engineer.

  10. Enlightend

    September 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Have you asked why 67 SA people will be at the synagogue?? Obviously they believe TB Joshua can provide them with something they need, maybe the SA government should investigate why. Now what actually happened – TB Joshua has been warned by the WHO, UN, Nigerian Government before hand not to house people with the Ebola virus, but off course He is a PROVEN faith Healer (Hence the reason why thousands of people come to his Synagogue to be be healed – SA people people included) The building had a number of people with Ebola and many other diseases and the Nigerian government collapsed the building to contain the spread of the Virus. May the souls of the dead rest in peace now and may their families be comforted.

  11. Victor

    September 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

    This is not the period to blame TBJ. It is a period of sober reflection. May The Lord console the families of those that lost their love ones. It is a trying period for TBJ which he will surely overcome

  12. Tebogo

    September 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

    May those who lost their loved one be strength by power of God

  13. ves

    September 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Dis tragedy is a painful one to those with uniqueness of heart,may d affected families be console Amen.

  14. Blessing

    September 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    May the souls of those who died rip. We should not be in a hurry to conclude. Let God be the judge of us all. No one is perfect . There are event that prayer cannot change.

  15. prince

    September 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    God we thank you for everything is happening to synagogue you know why may the Lord jesus. Save the are life and consular all the familly who lost the are members. God bless you Tb joswa the devil is a lier

  16. Christian Wolle

    September 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    In the recent time things happen and only God can show us where the devil decent from. I do not agree that its a natural accident. The church is full high level and cautious congregations to advice issue like this except you are or may be an enemy of progress in Africa.
    Whatever went wrong i believe the Emmanuel will reveal it and the Man of God will over com meth in Jesus name
    For the Followers who lost their lives , I can testify that They will meet Jesus and for the victims family Jehovah will surely console them
    Man of God , Please The fire of holy spirit will uphold you and preserve you for the great deliverance across the globe.

    You deliver and guaranteed my breakthrough through your pictures and anointing water: You are closer to Jesus in healings be it financial, Witchcraft and ancestral curses.
    Please Africa be part of God work in Africa. Do not destroy it like the healing some enemy of destroy some time ago in another neighboring country in west Africa.

  17. Amechi chukwusah Ideh

    September 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    PLS GUYS LET LEARN NOT TO DESTROY, PROPHET HAS DONE ALOT FOR EVERY ONE THROUGH HIS PRAYERS AND GIVEN AND OTHERWISE , HOW MANY CAN I SAY,PEOPLE OF AFRICA PLS LET LEARN TO UNDERSTAND THE TRICKS OF SATAN , HE KNEW ALOT IS KNOWING GOD THROUGH THIS MAN , AND HIS PLS IS TO KILL AND TO DESTROY , THIS IS ONE OF HIS PLAN AGAIN FOR ALL OF US TO START CALLING THIS MAN NAMES , PLS DEATH IS DEATH NO ONE WILL NOT , ITS A JOURNEY FOR EVERY ONE , AND IT WILL HAPPEN ONE DAY , THANK GOD THIS PEOPLE WILL BE IN GOD HANDS, LET NOT CALL NAMES ,THE PEOPLE AFFECTED THE FAMILIES MEMBERS,THANK GOD YOUR PEOPLE DIE A GOOD DEATH , THEY ARE IN RIGHT PLACE , THEY ARE WITH GOD , FROM PRESENCE OF GOD TO DEATH , THEY SPIRIT IS HAPPY WHERE EVER THEY ARE , SATAN IS A LOSER , WE WONT CALL TB JOSHUA NAME , HE WANTED US TO USE THIS HIS TICKS TO RUN AWAY FROM OUR PROPHET , BUT THANK GOD HIS PLAN ARE FAIL , PEOPLE OS SOUTH AFRICA PLS TAKE HEART , ITS WELL WITH YOU ALL IN JESUS NAME

  18. ihope

    September 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Its sad that foreigners died in such number reasons why the news came more to international scene… May their souls rest in perfect peace. The lord knows the church that are his!

  19. Putoi

    September 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    All who claim to be men of God will surely face the wrought of God.This is Just the beginning.When a video was revealed about this illiterate deceiving people by people by being a man of God and inserting pepper into innocent ladies vagina and sleeping with youth or singers in his ministry and defining very young girls as well as brainwashing all his hundreds of disciples you thing for all this years God will sit down for this foolishness to go on.No.its enough.Those who believe in this fake prophet must be warned.when a blind man leads a blind man they all fall into a great pit.I warn all who have seen this message.There is time for everything,and the time is now to reason up.I am not saying this for money,am i.No,If no then check the site of false prophet and check your so call fake man of God.Who sniffs juju and performs rituals before he performs his so called miracles.OOOH,Foolish and small brain human mans who have bewitched you.TBJ.No wonder the Bible says miracles will abound that if possible the very elect will be deceived.If he cant cure even aids how much more Ebola.Tweeeeeeeea.His cup is full.God says those who have ears let them hear what the Lord is saying.Beware for they come in sheep clothing but inwardly they are reveling wolves.Dont be the next.If a plane crashed or bomded the building,then where is the plane of the residue of the bomb.its all lies.The man is Faaaaake.God have mercy.

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