Sept 18, 2014 – Nigerian Church Building Collapse: South Africans Blame TB Joshua Over 67 Killed
“TB Joshua Deceived Our People” – South Africans Blast Nigerian Prophet Over Collapsed Church Building
Few days after the collapse of a guest at his church in Ikotun Lagos, controversial Nigerian Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua has come under fire from South Africans.
A South African public affairs commentator, Allan Taylor, expressed concerns over the number his fellow citizens killed in the tragedy.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday noted that in recent times, the country had not witnessed the death of a large number of her citizens in one incident in a foreign land.
Alan Taylor lamented that TB Joshua was allegedly deceiving and luring South Africans to his church in Nigeria.
Taking a swipe at TB Joshua, he accused him of unfairly personalising the tragedy at the expense of the “unfortunate victims.”
“I’m saddened by the death of up to 67 South Africans in the Nigerian church collapse and at the hands of TB Joshua’s greed. It is also important to expose those who lured the unfortunate victims to Nigeria on false pretences.
“Innocent lives of people have been lost; yet TB Joshua makes the tragedy about himself. He is a disgrace,” the enraged South African wrote on Twitter.
Another Bloemfontein-based South African, Portia Tsotetsi, said TB Joshua owed the families of her compatriots lost in the building collapse some answers.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 67 South Africans who lost their lives in Nigeria. What bothers me most is the silence of TB Joshua and his church concerning the 67 who died.
“Where are messages of condolence? When is the church (SCOAN) offering a statement of condolences to the families? When is TB Joshua speaking about this tragedy? What bothers me is the amount of blind loyalists who refuse to see facts. They will do anything to protect their church,” Tsotetsi tweeted.
May their souls rest in perfect peace (amen)