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Anxious mom awaits daughter’s return from Nigeria

2014-09-20 17:57

Johannesburg - As the confirmed death toll reached 84 after the building collapse in Nigeria, sleepless nights have become the order of the day for family members of the deceased and unaccounted-for South Africans.

Nomathemba Muholi’s daughter left with a group of friends to Nigeria a week before the tragic incident happened. Muholi, 68, yesterday told City Press her 31-year-old daughter had been planning to visit TB Joshua’s famous church for months before she eventually left.

“She became sick, it shocked her, all of us, how her life quickly deteriorated after we found out that she had been sick all along. She thought the pastor’s blessings would improve her health,” said Muholi.

The pensioner from Mamelodi, outside Pretoria, has been camping at OR Tambo International Airport since the news of the tragedy broke in the country early this week.

None of her daughter’s friends have emerged from the sliding doors at the arrival hall.

“I listen to the news, hoping maybe her name [will be called] or something will be telling … I‘m not always on the wireless [radio] though. Family members keep me informed from time to time when they come to see me here. My child could be alive, I hope,” she said.

Muholi was not aware that the death toll had risen from 67 to 84 when City Press spoke to her hours after the number had been reported and confirmed in the media.

“I hope she is among the few that are still unaccounted for, or at least she is in hospital,” she said.

The soft-spoken grandmother of four has seen no less than a dozen flights from Africa’s biggest economy land at the premises, and her agonising anxiety has been growing with every passing hour.

It is understood that an average of 300 South Africans flock to TB Joshua’s church monthly for different spiritual needs.

Muholi, a Catholic, said although she never paid attention to the magical prophecies associated with Joshua, she would’ve considered going to Nigeria if her child came back with at least a positive spirit.

“I wouldn’t mind if she gets here and says ‘I feel much better, I have hope’ and I witness the progress myself,” she said.

Meanwhile, more flights were expected to touch down at OR Tambo this weekend.

One of them may hopefully bring Muholi’s child home.

“I miss her,” she added.

 

Comments
  • Mirak Miracle Onyisi - 2014-09-20 18:09

    God comfort her o.

      Bushy Mogale - 2014-09-20 18:41

      Even though one doesn't have a family involved in the building collapse in Nigeria, the news are devastating to say the least!

  • Dube Petunia - 2014-09-20 18:19

    Hopefully, your daughter is still alive.

  • Tracy Moller - 2014-09-20 18:32

    Shows how desperate ppl are and sad our medical has become for ppl to travel to far to seek a miracle from a man who can't even adhere to building codes and wouldn't let rescue workers in.

  • Tracy Moller - 2014-09-20 18:33

    This man reminds me of Gods saying of worshipping false idols.

  • Jack Thomas - 2014-09-20 18:36

    True Tracy, using Gods name in vain

  • Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-20 18:39

    They don't want to listen the Word of GOD, they just want this , want that, follow everyone name the word of GOD. CHRIST has said: Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall SHEW GREAT SIGNS and WONDERS, insomuch that, if it possible, they shall deceive the very elect. MATTHEW 24 : 23,24 KJV

      Dumisa Essau Risenga - 2014-09-20 18:52

      U said it all bro...

      Jon Hing - 2014-09-20 20:14

      Also Matthew 7 vs 15 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles

  • Oluwaseun Temidayo - 2014-09-20 18:42

    Most people don't believe in miracles, not in God.

  • Lwandiso Slovas Mtokwana - 2014-09-20 18:43

    im sure she waz hiv nd instead of taking arvs she rushed to nigeria i hope she z alive

  • rice.safari - 2014-09-20 18:45

    84 dead South Africans and it does not even get a by-line in the Western media. A good indication of how much they care for the sanctity of human life if it is not one of their own.

      Tinavo Dube - 2014-09-20 19:53

      the west will not report about this but they are laughing at poor Africans who perish just because of false prophets. people should wake up and know that you can't buy happiness. with all the money that this man has, let him now give back to those affected by this tragedy.

      Jacques Walker - 2014-09-21 10:25

      Wrong, Cnn have reported it on their news and is still on their CnnAfrica website. Imp.

  • Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-20 18:46

    They don't need GOD but they want money, if you tell them the true, they curse you. They went to Nigeria for ukuthwala ( to have demonic power of using medicine)

      Matlotliso Masilo Moshe - 2014-09-21 03:20

      1 Chronicles 16:22 saying touch not mine anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm." Be careful what you utter with your mouth against Men of God. and do it at your own risk.HAVING UR OWN PROFILE PICTURE OR NOT,HE IS STILL GOD AND HE KNOWS WHO U R EVEN IF WE CAN NOT C U.U CAN'T HIDE FROM THE FACE OF GOD!SO BE WARNED!Chat Conversation End

  • Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-20 18:50

    This people have demons to lead astray others, now they had die there not having what they want, cause they worship the devil not GOD.

      Matlotliso Masilo Moshe - 2014-09-21 03:21

      1 Chronicles 16:22 saying touch not mine anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm." Be careful what you utter with your mouth against Men of God. and do it at your own risk.HAVING UR OWN PROFILE PICTURE OR NOT,HE IS STILL GOD AND HE KNOWS WHO U R EVEN IF WE CAN NOT C U.U CAN'T HIDE FROM THE FACE OF GOD!SO BE WARNED!Chat Conversation End

  • Dumisa Essau Risenga - 2014-09-20 19:03

    How much are they paying to fly all the way to the west of Africa nd other expenses plus R1000 which must be left for additional blessings per person...mmmh! ppl r so disparate for miracles neh.. ag shame its painful..

  • Tuelo Pharasi - 2014-09-20 19:20

    i Pray father in the Mighty Name of Jesus She is Re united wit Her Daughter Amen.

  • Tuelo Pharasi - 2014-09-20 19:20

    i Pray father in the Mighty Name of Jesus She is Re united wit Her Daughter Amen.

  • Goodman Vusi - 2014-09-20 19:20

    it's so bad & pain full for the mom .who's daughter was deceived by people who proclaim to be ppl of God using his name .Now she thought she will get help. By faith she will come home. May God bring his judgement upon those false prophets.

      Nosisa Moloi - 2014-09-22 04:43

      I agree Dumisa , this is total desperation and ignorance of not knowing the power of God that is here in our South African soil.

  • Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-20 19:37

    And for this cause GOD shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 THESSALONIANS 2 : 11, 12 CHRIST had never taught to follow each every who name HIS Word.

      Matlotliso Masilo Moshe - 2014-09-20 23:02

      YOU CAN TALK BAD ABOUT TB JOSHUA ALL U WANT!HE WON'T DIE BECAUSE OF UR WORDS,BUT GOD WILL RAISE HIM EVEN HIGH!

  • Mesuli Jamaica - 2014-09-20 20:03

    The cost of the travelling to nigeria could have taken her to private hospital;maybe ,than to death.

  • Mesuli Jamaica - 2014-09-20 20:03

    The cost of the travelling to nigeria could have taken her to private hospital;maybe ,than to death.RIP.

  • Ben Jamine - 2014-09-20 20:46

    This is not the time for us to be judgmental.

  • Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-20 23:39

    @ Moshe; I've never heard Corinthians went Thessalonians to seek miracles. Only apostles were moving with the LORD,doing evangeling work and pray for the sick; cause CHRIST was with them and if they found other churches doing wrong things they rebuke them. Not what i see today.

      Matlotliso Masilo Moshe - 2014-09-20 23:58

      LIKE I SAID,U READ THE BIBLE LIKE A NOVEL.U READ IT AS IT IS,U LACK REVELATIONS!

      Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-21 03:26

      Moshe mshana you better keep quiet you make no point at all. I can't argue with you.

      Robert Magaya Cele - 2014-09-21 03:26

      Moshe mshana you better keep quiet you make no point at all.

      Matlotliso Masilo Moshe - 2014-09-21 04:39

      NO U KEEP QUIET URSELF.TB JOSHUA IS A MAN OF GOD NOT A DEVEL.THEN THE DEVIL IS CONFUSED IF TB JOSHUA IS A DEVIL WUD HE BE HEALING PEOPLE AFFLICTED BY DEMONS?U R CONFUSED URSELF TB JOSHUA TEACHES ABOUT GOD,HE IS AGAINST D DEVIL!AND BY THE WAY THE KINGDOM CANNOT DIVIDE ITSELF!

  • Tommy Danson Maganedisa - 2014-09-21 06:26

    What remains is faith.Keep hoping she is out there.

  • Hetty Oliver - 2014-09-21 12:55

    What about Ebola in Nigeria, can we be sure that this is now now carried through with the dead bodies back to South Africa.

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