‘Final push’ to bring SA bodies from Nigeria

2014-11-10 08:54

The remains of South Africans who died when a church building collapsed in Nigeria could be home this week.

South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, said the process of bringing the remains back was being finalised, The New Age reported today.

“We are in an advanced stage of repatriating the remains of those who lost their lives in the tragedy,” said Mnguni.

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe was expected to bring the remains back from Nigeria.

“This is a final push. The minister will meet with president of Nigeria and other officials,” said Mnguni.

A guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations in Lagos, headed by preacher TB Joshua, collapsed on September 12, killing 116 people.

This included 81 South Africans, three Zimbabweans and one Democratic Republic of Congo national using South African travel papers.

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