Building Disaster: TB Joshua deceived us – victim’s family claims


Following the building disaster at Synagogue Church of All Nations, Yesterday, the family of deceased Catherine  Ndlovu, a 40 year old Bulawayo woman, who allegedly paid thousands of dollars to visit Nigeria, seeking divine intervention for her hospitalised daughter , accused TB Joshua and his church of giving very little information concerning their sister in the aftermath of the September 12 disaster.

The family said, the church insists that the mother of two was unharmed and would be returning home alive.

South African Chronicle quoted Ndlovu’s brother Jabulani as saying that, “we called them (TB Joshua church) every day, asking where my sister was and they said she had boarded a plane back to South Africa and would be back last Sunday…Lying

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“We became suspicious when other Zimbabweans who had travelled to Nigeria came back via South Africa and she was not part of the group. It became clear they’d been lying to us and withholding information from us all along.”

Jabulani also said, “When we heard news of the collapse, we feared the worst. There was no communication from the church until my cousin, who lives in South Africa, called them.

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“They just put up a wall of lies and kept telling us she was safe. It would be only several days later that they confirmed our worst fears,” he said.

“We don’t even know if that’s true, and our only hope now is that our government can get to the bottom of this. Who knows how many other Zimbabweans have been kept in the dark about their relatives’ fate?”

Ndlovu was one of the 151 people who lost their lives at the guest house attached to Synagogue Church Of All Nations.