By Charlie Madondo|
TB Joshua was this Christmas forced to host scores of relatives of the 169 people who died when a guest wing at his Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in September.
The Nigerian pastor was threatened with multi-mllion-dollar lawsuits. This was after federal authorities blamed the mishap on fake cement used in the construction and said the church flouted building regulations in a nation where state inspectors routinely take bribes to overlook sub-standard work.
SCOAN spokesperson Kirsten Nematandani said Joshua was funding the families’ special trip to Nigeria and would pay their airfares and full board until January 2. He said the guests would attend services, including a candle-lit event, go to the SCOAN prayer mountain and meet the ever-busy Joshua in person.
Nematandani said this was part of a programme of emotional healing for the relatives. At least 44 South Africans and several Zimbabweans were taking part, he said.
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