Most bodies of about 80 South Africans and three Zimbabweans who met their creator when a church building belong to Prophet TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos on the 12th September, have decomposed beyond recognition after being kept in cheap fan powered (supermarket style) coolers, it has emerged.

Most of the Nigerian mortuaries the bodies are being kept cool only by fans, with no refrigeration. The development comes after it further emerged the process to identify the bodies will take several months.

While denying the revelations, the Nigerian government have yet admitted the bodies are now decomposed to a state they cannot be viewed by relatives without causing trauma.

"Out of concern for potential secondary trauma to the families as well as public health considerations, government discourages all families from viewing the mortal remains," said an official.
The bodies include that of top MDC-T official Greenwich Ndanga who was a pastor and had travelled for his pilgrimage to see TB Joshua before meeting his fate.

According to a government official who did not want to be named, the delays have been caused by the political haggling between South Africa and Nigeria.

But more than 80 bodies of South Africans have not been returned to Mzansi, and there is no word on when the remains will be returned to their loved ones.
"We still don’t know. Even as we speak, the laboratory in Lagos has not given us an update. The laboratory reports directly to the Nigerian government, not to us. We hope to have more information by the end of the week," said South African government spokeswoman Phumla Williams yesterday.

Williams said they will have a media briefing when they receive new information.
On 12 September, 116 people, among them 84 South Africans, were killed in the collapse of a multi-storey guest- house attached to TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations.
Last Sunday, Professor John Obafunwa, chief medical examiner of Lagos State, was quoted as saying the bodies would be home in three weeks.



0#budzi2014-10-24 08:41
chii chashamisa ipapa? imi hamuzive kuti kuchekeresa kunoda ropa? zvichiri kumbokwekwetwa ropa zvitunha, will only be released kana JOSHAU apedza sacrifice yake
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Hacha Ndizvo Dr
0#Hacha Ndizvo Dr2014-10-24 10:09
I hate Prophets
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0#Faro2014-10-24 12:42
Hey. Why do you let this satanism go out of hand like this. Is the SA govt too weak even to act. Why is it taking 3 months for a dead someone to reach SA when they take only 6 hrs when they are alive. Do something please people.
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ginger brown
0#ginger brown2014-10-24 14:38
SA gvt just a big mouth for nothing it shd show the world that it is the biggest investment centre in Africa by politically forcing Nigeria to release the bodies within the next 48hrs failure to do so it shd expel all Nigerians after all they are big criminals and into shame marriages with our sisters. after all Nigerians see themselves as the big brother of Africa, shame to us niggaz, always big and loud mouth but nothing sensible at all, nxaaaa
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0#selele2014-10-24 14:45
Tsvatuwaro, maimboyenderei ikoko? Nigerians are conmen left, right and centre. Now they are lying to the world that there is no Ebola there. Don't go there! period.
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