South Africa 10.11.2014 09:00 am

‘Final push’ to bring SA remains from Nigeria

FILE PICTURE: Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe. (Photo: DoC)

FILE PICTURE: Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe. (Photo: DoC)

The remains of the people from South Africa who died when a church building collapsed in Nigeria could be home this week.

SA high commissioner to Nigeria Lulu Mnguni said the process of bringing the remains back was being finalised, The New Age reported on Monday.

“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 Zimbabwean and one Democratic Republic of Congo national using SA travel papers.

– Sapa

 

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