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ANC Youth League to block TB Joshua RSA visit

23 September 2014

Comrades and compatriots, the African National Congress Youth League joins the rest the nation as we mourn South Africans that lost their lives at the Synagogue Church in Nigeria. We also convey our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, and hope they will find closure on what really happened to their loved ones. In addition, we wish those that have been injured speedy recovery.

We would like to the thank the South African government for the work that it has been doing so far in making sure they return the bodies of the South Africans that died and those who sustained injuries. The South African government has shown us once more that it is the government of the people and continues to serve the people of South Africa. We call on the South African government to make sure that all the family members that are affected get counseling.

TB Joshua should not be allowed to come to South Africa until we know what happened to our fellow countrymen at the his church, we will make sure we engage with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to make sure they do not issue him with a South African visa.

We welcome the statement made by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that investigations will be undertaken on what led to the collapse of the building.This is important, as we demand answers on what happened to our compatriots at the Synagogue. The South African government should also assist in this regard by sending a forensic team to assist the Nigerian government. Upon conclusion of these investigations, those found culpable should face the law without fear or favour.

As the ANCYL, we will also visit the survivors at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital today at 11am.

Issued by:
African National Congress Youth League

Rebone Tau @ 0764537484