Sept 17, 2014 – “67 South Africans Died At TB Joshua’s Church In Lagos Nigeria” – President Zuma Speaks
The President Of South Africa yesterday sent his condolences to family and friends of those who died in the tragedy that happened at Synagogue Church in Ikotun area of Lagos last Friday.
Read his press statement below:
“I am greatly saddened to announce that 67 South Africans died and scores of others sustained injuries,”.
“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,”
“Government will keep the public informed of developments around this tragedy,” Zuma said, pledging that the government would provide all the necessary support to affected families.
“I would like to assure all affected families that the Government will provide all the necessary support,”.
On Tuesday, NEMA said 62 people including foreigners and Nigerians died in the attack.