Sipho Mabena
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30 Jul 2020
5:03 am

TB Joshua church collapse victims turn to Afriforum for help

Sipho Mabena

Senior advocate Elijah Mamabolo, prosecutor at AfriForum’s private prosecution unit headed by Gerrie Nel, confirmed they were looking into the matter.

Head of AfriForum's private prosecution Adv. Gerrie Nel during a press briefing at Afriforum's head office in Lyttleton, 19 December 2018, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Time is running out for families of more than 80 people who died when a guest house at the evangelist TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria collapsed, with the matter set to be prescribed in that country in a month. Families have been advised that the applicable prescription period in Nigeria for a civil claim is six years, which means the civil claims will prescribe next month. “This means no civil claims can be brought against the church or TB Joshua in connection with the incident after September,” said Lwandle Mkhulisi, whose sister died in the tragedy....