Zuma: 67 S’African Died In SCOAN Building Collapse

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In the wake of the collapse building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN  in Ikotun area of Lagos on Friday, September 12, sixty seven South Africans are reportedly among the worshipers that died.

President Jacob Zuma said in a statement on Tuesday.

Scores more sustained injuries when the multi-storey guesthouse belonging to the church collapsed on Friday.

“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,” said Zuma.

“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,” he said.

Zuma said he had directed various government departments to ensure that relatives of the deceased were taken to Nigeria to identify their loved ones’ bodies.

Government wanted to ensure that the bodies were repatriated as soon as possible. Zuma thanked the families of the deceased and the Nigerian government for their co-operation with the South African government.

He also extended his condolences to Nigeria and all other nations affected by this tragedy. “May the souls of the departed compatriots rest in peace,” he said.

Nigerian preacher and televangelist TB Joshua on Sunday linked the deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch to a suspicious aircraft but rescue workers ruled out the theory of foul play, AFP reports.

Joshua, dubbed “The Prophet” by fanatical followers because of his purported predictions and healing powers, showed footage of the moments leading up to the collapse on his emmanuel.tv network.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said 42 people were killed in Friday’s incident, while 130 escaped or were pulled out alive from the rubble.

In the security camera footage, apparently from opposite the vast church compound, what is described as an aircraft is seen over the building four times at 11.30am (1030 GMT), 11.43am, 11:45am and 11.54am.

The uncompleted building, five floors of which are visible above a high wall, is then seen to collapse at 12.44pm, throwing up huge clouds of dust into the air.

“After the incident, the strange aircraft does not return,” a commentary accompanying the images adds.

There was no independent verification of the authenticity of the footage but Joshua has said he would make it available to Nigeria’s security agencies.

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  1. ACTUALLY I BELIEVE THAT WHAT HAPPENED ON 12th SEPT,2014,AT SCOAN LAGOS NIGERIA,WAS THE SATAN ,THE EVIL SPIRIT,BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THE GOD OF T B JOSHUA SHOULD BE A WINNER FOR THAT PROBLEM,WE PRAY FOR HIM AND ALL WHO DIED IN THAT BUILDING THAT GOD MAY RECEIVE THEM AND HAVE MORE PEACE PLUS THEIR FAMILY,WHO ARE STILL IN THINKING THEIR BELOVED ONE,MAY GOD GUIDE THEM AND GIVE MORE PEACE ALSO TO HAVE MORE FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST FROM NOW AND FOREVER,AMEN,GEOFREY K,CHAMBO,STELLA A KITA CHAMBO,MARSHALL,

  2. Peace is with you all beloved ones. My condolences goes to all the families and friends whose beloved ones passed on in such a tragic way. To My beloved honourable Prophet T B Joshua I say none of Us live or die to Ourselves, but to the Lord. I pray for the evil workers behind this attack to have their eyes opened so that they may know that no alliance against God can succeed. Be strong in the Lord, My dear Brother, and in the power of His might. We are in this together. We Love you so much.

  3. Our Spiritual Father Prophet TB Joshua, I pray that God strengthens you throughout this difficult time. You are a greatest, most humble Man of God I ever seen. I send my deepest condolences to our fellow brothers and sisters who were affected by this tragic incident and I want to assure you that God is Emmanuel (He is still with you). Those soldiers of Christ who passed on, may their soul rest in peace as they have left to be with their Commander in Chief the Lord Jesus. We love you so much Prophet TB Joshua and we will stand with you all the time in our prayers.

    1. Daddy, please I would like encourage you in this hard time and to let you know that we the Emmanuel TV Partners all over the world are with you in prayers. We shall overcome. We are solidly behind you and I know that our God who we are serving will vindicate you in due time. Daddy, you thought as that when things of this nature happens God is only stopping us awhile to strengthen us, to improve us and make us fit for the challenges ahead. Daddy take heart for our Lord Jesus Christ is with you. The devil is a liar, he is a defeated foul, the loser and a disgrace. May God of our forefathers, the God who delivered the Israelites speak for you today. Emmanuel!!!!!!!!!.

  4. May God be with Prophet TB Joshua in this difficult moment .May our Lord Jesus give him strength. You are my PROPHET in Good times and Bad .and to all those who lost their lives may their souls rest in peace.
    Dorina Chamboco

  5. Man of God be strengthened..KNOW THAT WE ARE WITH YOU IN PRAYERS DADDY GOD IS STILL GOD HE REIGNS IN THE HEVEANS AND ALL IS WELL MAN OF GOD WE STILL EXALT HIS NAME AND GIVE HIM PRAISE FOR HE IS WORTHY OF ALL THAT

    1. I send my heartfelt condolences to all the bereaved families, be it in our country South Africa here and elsewhere, may our Almighty God console and strengthen their hurting souls. To my father in the Lord, Senior Prophet TB Joshua,take heart and be strong as this is huge for one person to bear, but know that we will never forsake you, as for me i personally want to still come over there for breakthroughs, and i know that it shall come to pass. God bless Africa

  6. Prophet T B Joshua u are my mental in Christ Jesus. Father I love you because my Faith in Christ is strong because of your true teaching and preaching in Authority and Power in Jesus Christ of Narathe.I believe you are lifting the load with our Lord Jesus in this trying times.May God of the Heavens and earth continue to guard you and pour more Favor upon your life. God Bless!

  7. I would like to send my support to the man of God prophet my father in the Lord Prophet T B Joshua. prophet in this time I want you to know that we are with you in prayers. and above all God is with you as he promise to be with you in Joshua 1: 5,6. I pray to God that he fight those who fight against you, that he contend those who contend with you, psalm 35. to those who lost their beloved ones I send my condolences and I say take heart your beloved ones died in the hands of the Lord. there is time for everything Ecclesiastes 3:1

  8. dear dady senior prof tb joshua we are praying for you tough time never last but tough people do,the Lord is with you(Emmanuel) pasing the condolences to the deceased families may the Lord strengtherns you in Jesus name.emanuel!

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