Family Of South Africans Killed At TB Joshua’s Scoan Church Threatens Lawsuit
Sept 25, 2014 – Family Of South Africans Killed At TB Joshua’s Collapsed Church To File Lawsuit
On behalf of their loved ones who died in Nigeria while seeking miracle at TB Joshua’s church in Ikotun Lagos, two South Africa men have threatened to file a legal case against the controversial prophet.
This came as NEMA rescue workers claimed they were prevented from entering the church compound by overzealous church workers who allegedly received instruction from TB Joshua to disallow entry into the compound.
Their action led to more deaths as many people who got trapped under the wreckage of the building died in the process.
In a chat with BBC, two family members of the victims, Thanduxolo Doro and Mpho Molebatsi said they waited at Johannesburg’s Tambo airport for days after the collapse for news of their sisters, who had been visiting SCOAN. Both families had last heard from their relatives hours before the collapse, which happened at about 13:50 local time (12.50 GMT) on Friday 12 September.
Mr Doro, whose sister Vathiswa Madikiza died, told the BBC:
“It is not that the building collapsed, rather what was done after the collapse – we didn’t get any news from the church. When I contacted them they wouldn’t tell me anything. We saw reports that emergency workers were denied access initially, access that could have saved lives. The actions of the church after the incident are very telling.”
In an open letter published in South Africa’s Star newspaper, Mr Doro called on more families to sue Mr Joshua.
“I need to do this for her. Even if I stand alone, I am determined to see that something is done. I understand that some families are afraid to take on someone who purports to be God’s messenger and I don’t blame them but I will do this.”
Mr Doro says he was informed by South African officials about his sister’s death this week, but has to wait for the results of DNA tests before her body can be repatriated for burial. He told the BBC that he had spoken to two families who were eager to join him in suing Mr Joshua, but no concrete plans had been made. He has not been in contact with Mr Molebatsi, whose sister Hlubi Molebatsi was also killed. Mr Molebatsi says he has contacted his lawyers.
“I have spoken to other families but it has been difficult because this is a time of mourning. I would like to see families get something from the church as some of the people who died were breadwinners,” he told the BBC.
In the attack, 85 South Africans died while 25 others were severely injured. 10 out of the 25 had their limbs amputated as many still remain on life support.
September 25, 2014 at 9:25 PM
go ahead we have better judges in Nigeria power pass power
September 25, 2014 at 9:26 PM
judgement time has come for the evil doer
September 25, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Let them do ahead and sue him for brainwashing and hypnosis
September 25, 2014 at 10:17 PM
I beggi make una go sitdown even na una country dem d as dia tym don reach to die d must die jst take wht hapen wit good faith going to court would nd bring dm back so wht re we saying even tb joshua is nt hapI abt d whole tin even pple re saying he use dem for retuals pls d d man d if it is tru he use dm God is watching and he would fight for dem
September 26, 2014 at 10:13 AM
NO EARTHLY JUDGE CAN PASS JUDGEMENT ON GODS CASE.THEY DIED LOOKING FOR GOD.THE BIBLE SAYS HE WHO LOOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL SAVE IT,BUT WHOEVER SAVES HIS LIFE SHALL LOOSE IT.THEY DIED HAVING FOUND THE PROOF OF THE WORD OF GOD WHICH IS REAL IN SCOAN.THE TRUE MIRACLES OF CHRIST.THEY ARE MATRYRS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.AS YOURSELF HOW WILL YR OWN BE LIKE IS IT IN CLUB,ILLNESS OR,TERRORISM.?THIS MATTER IS IN GODS HANDS LEAVE AM FOR GOD HE IS THE FINAL JUDGE.GETTING LAWYERS WILL JUST RIP THE REMAINING SHISHI U HV BETTER USE IT FOR SOMETHING ELSE.DONT FORGET NO FREE LAWYER,EXPECT OUR LORD JESUS THEY ALL WANT TO EXTRACT MONEY FROM YOU.THEY HAVE ALREADY SEEN BIG BUSINESS ON THIS INCIDENT.ASSUME THIS PEOPLE DIED IN A Natural disaster OR THRO EBOLA ARE THEY STILL GOING TO FILE CASE?.WHY FIGHT FOR THE DEAD.THINK OF YOUR LIFE N YOUR CONNECTION WITH CHRIST.ITS DESTINY AND EVERYONE IS DESTINED TO DIE AT A DIFFERENT CAUSE.ONLY THAT WE DONT THE DAY AND HOW.
September 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM
You have no clue about the word of God. Your interpretation of God’s words in the Holy Book is of a shallow mind working with no wisdom.
September 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM
September 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Shut The ** Up @Bezo U stu**d F**k! #***hole
September 26, 2014 at 1:48 PM
Atleast TB joshua has never asked any one to eat grass or drink petrol like the south african pastor lesego Daniel did.judgement in this case should be left in the hands of God Amighty.
September 30, 2014 at 9:50 AM
My prayers go to all who have lost their loved one, SCOAN, and the senior Prophet TB Joshua. I am so emphatic for what has happened at SCOAN. I know the families of the lost souls are in critical moment think of their lost loved one. I pray that God give them strength and peace that supers human being comprehension – John 14:26-27. I advise we leave this matter to God. He is a just judge, he knows why this has happened, he knows why he has allowed this to happen, people of God, let us stop pointing finger at the SCOAN/ Prophet TB Joshua. Ask yourself if you were you and this kind of tragedy happened at your exposal will you be happy seeing people come against you. Don’t rush on judging instead provide constructive support morally. Remember we are just human being and we are not perfect 100%. This could happen to you as well.
Read psalm 105:15. It is a curse talking negative about the servant of the God. Leave this matter to God. Keep praying. God bless you
September 30, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Let us pray for those who lost their loved one, and stop condemning the Church and the Senior Prophet TB Joshua. My prayers are for those who lost their loved one, SCOAN, S.A, and other countries whom their citizens have died as a result of the tragedy at SCOAN.
Lastly, it is warned at psalm105:15 that do not touch my prophets. We do not know why GOd has allowed this to happen. please let us console each other and not pointing finger at each other. this could happen anywhere, and anyhow.
December 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM
God is still who he is and only him knows the best, he is still saying something….Judge not for you shall not be judged. God bless you more Prophet TB Joshua. Emmanuel God with us