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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Pics: 'Her death is not in vain' mother of South African Synagogue collapse victim

Article written by freelance journalist Ihechukwu Njoku. He sent it to me to share. Read below...
 A South African mother who tragically lost her daughter in the collapse of T.B. Joshua’s guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria on September 12th 2014 has expressed belief that her death served a purpose. It’s been almost three weeks since the tragedy in Lagos and Sibongile Madzhiye's family is still waiting for their daughter’s remains to be brought back home.
The bright 23-year-old final year BCom Accounting student was an avid Emmanuel TV viewer and thrilled at the opportunity to visit The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), along with over 300 other South Africans.
"Immediately when she boarded the flight, she sent me an SMS – ‘Mummy, good morning’”, Sonny Madzhiye sombrely recounted to South African news channel ENCA reporter Bongiwe Khumalo.

“She then called me at the [Lagos] airport. She was so excited. She said, ‘Mummy, they have come to fetch us to go to the church.’ I said, ‘It’s fine; take it easy. We will talk tomorrow.’ That was it. We
never communicated after that.”

Sibongile was among 84 South Africans at a pilgrimage to Joshua’s church in Lagos who died while taking their lunch as the guesthouse above them suddenly caved in.

Her mother said when The SCOAN authorities informed her of her daughter’s passing, it merely confirmed what she had seen in a vision during prayer.

She spoke glowingly of her daughter’s faith, “She loved the Lord so much. She was unique. One thing that I know – she was a child of God. She was set apart. I didn’t know that it was for this. I know that her death is not in vain. South Africa will never be the same.”

Today, she waits patiently for her daughter’s remains to be brought home, acknowledging that the incident has actually moved her and the family as a whole closer to God.

“I just immerse myself in the Word and pray for my family,” she said, the ‘Faith Bracelet’ from T.B. Joshua visible on her hand. “I think God is doing this for a purpose, so that we can get closer to Him. I have never spent time with God like this moment.”

“One thing that I know [is that] nobody can stop God, whether the government or whoever – no one can stop God," she said. "I believe that God’s time is the best. I’m appealing also to the people that
lost their loved ones to stay in Christ. This is the opportunity to be closer to God, not to complain."

The family says it has no plans to take legal action against Prophet TB Joshua and they’re willing to travel to Nigeria to visit The SCOAN in the future.

Officials are still arranging the repatriation of the remains of those who died three weeks ago and the South African government has warned that this process could take longer than expected.

109 comments:

Anonymous said...

And that is called faith.. Twitter/@dj_smartt

Cheedoll said...

We Christians always have a consolation.

ONYX GODWIN said...

Are people still this gullible?it's nauseating dat people have let religion blind their logical reasoning.. God will probably be in his throne shaking his head at such nonsense

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Funso Samuel said...

See,im tired of this Synagogue issue jarr.Next!

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Anonymous said...

That's how a reasonable person speaks and not those calling for his head. He never killed anyone. The incident was meant to happen and no one could avoid it. I commiserate with the families that lost their loved ones.

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faith anah said...

So sad..may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

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Edith Adeniyi said...

No mother wrote this nonsense above. It is tb Joshua and his criminal boys who wrote this rubbish write up. I could see tb Joshua crooked hands in this. Murderer.

Anonymous said...

Brainwashed dummy!

Faith Sams said...

How sad

Olaleye Adisa said...

Hmmm, wat a lost. May her soul continue to rest in peace. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Vanchizzy said...

Its well! May her soul rest in peace(Amen).

snowflix said...

Wow what a faith indeed! So touching 'tears drop' May the souls of all that departed continue to rest in peace Amen' #onelovefromSnow#

nnaya-zeemoon said...

nonsense
u lost ur daughter.
and did is all u can say

Don Meritson Mba said...

may God grant her soul and all the people who died in the tragedy eternal rest.Amen

nnaya-zeemoon said...

u lost ur daughter
and did is all u can say
nonsense

SunnyBriggs. said...

Touching.

glowy sofiscated said...

May her soul rest in perfct peace

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fumnanya said...

Hmmm nawa o,,RIP!

Anonymous said...

Africans and blind religion, tufiakwa!

Agba Isaac Gravity said...

May her soul rest in peace,,

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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She was just young beautifull... May her soul R.I.P.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

ogechi nsimah said...

Chia! ka chukwu zuo mkpuru obi ya na udo! Ihe nka wue ihe nwute , eberem na enere Ezi na ulo dum ihe ike meturu . Chukwunna biko mezuru ezi na ulo nille ihe meturu ebum na uche obi haa ! Nye ha ahu isi ike uba na ogologo ndu. Biko. God please fullfiled what ever good desire the famliy have in mind

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May her soul and souls of all who lost their lives in that tragic incident rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

May her tender soul rest in perfect peace. ITS WELL.

Anonymous said...

May her tender soul rest in perfect peace. AMEN. ITS WELL.

Anonymous said...

She left S.A in search of miracle in Nigeria, abi God no dey South Africa? Rubbish. God is errywhr. Na wetin fit dose were die @sagekristen

Anonymous said...

She shud curse God? Or take legal action cus it will bring her daughter back? God knows all things. His ways are not ours.

Anonymous said...

MAY GOD HELP US OH.
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FROM NWA NKWERRE

Anonymous said...

Are u not just a bastard?

john Zainab said...

May God forgive you

Anonymous said...

What was the problem of a young girl like she was???

Anonymous said...

Sayin all d thrash in d world wnt bring her back neida will prosecuting d man of God bring her bck...in moments lyk dis all dey av is God n d Holyspirit will surely comfort dem...wateva is d cos or no mata hw long it takes we all knw d wicked neva go unpunished!!!

jerry said...

What a pretty young lady! May her soul rest in peace.

uk said...

Sha what a brave heart rest her soul in peace

APPLE said...

R.I.P……They have been so brain washed….hmm..

meemee said...

Onyx godwin,thunder fire ur mouth,nd all of u calling t.b.j a murderer,may God forgive u all,dis is wat d prophet has been preaching abt,faith,love...he did not kill anyone,why not go nd attack boko haram dat has been killing ur family unjustly,d ppl dat died re sons nd daughters of christ,so dia death is not in vain.

Anonymous said...

all dis storys ar jst fake,first u saw it in a vision n u allowed her to go and die..so ar u tryin to say dat her death is goin to bring development to sourthafrica?..Goldensarah9@ yahoo.com

joy jin nwasoka said...

Rip

joy jin nwasoka said...

RIP

joy jin nwasoka said...

RIP

joy jin nwasoka said...

RIP

T2 said...

So what shd she do to bring back her daughter....if it wasn't her time, it wouldn't have happened to her. so let's stop playing God sometimes as if we have the power to give and take life.....i am not even a fan of TB Joshua....but what's happened has happened!

joy jin nwasoka said...

May God give their family the. Heart to bear the lost Of their daughter...............

joy jin nwasoka said...

Rip

joy jin nwasoka said...

Rip

hilary obiorah said...

Faith, something many of us have lost. What is the hold up with the bodies for?

Subomi said...

Ok fine, I have no proof he intentionally killed those that died so maybe its truly wrong to crucify TB Joshua but!! a mother saying her daughter died for a cause???? eerrmmm ... dont know about that. I still stand on the fact that people died because of the negligence of some people. we talking over 100!!!!!! human here

Anonymous said...

No that's not faith, that's called "foolishly blinded by religion and extreme ignorance." This is our problem in Africa and why we will always be backward. If she died after eating rotten mc Donald's would it still be faith? This is THE SAME FREAKING THING!!!
Justice must be pushed not just for your daughter but to prevent this happening in the future to other families. After investigations and if the church is at fault then they should be used as scape goat to warn off other money making business churches that want to expand congregation by building substandard buildings.

How many churches have collapsed in the past 3 weeks!!!!???!!!

Faith my big fat asssss

sexy naija dude said...

Linda how much did they pay for this post.. this looks like a promotional piece

Anonymous said...

Is a pity that people open their mouth to say all kind of nonsense when something to man of God or celebrity, and forgotten that this people are human being like us,nobody pray for predicament but when it happens let's caution ourselves how we talk and judge people, what happen to SCON can happen to any other church or cooperate organization or to an individual. May the soul of the departed rest in the lord

Fizzichillio said...

Questions unanswered.
That God permits things to happen doesn't mean its His perfect will. Legal action or not those souls won't come back. But for the sake of avoiding such tragedy again isn't it right for questions and due investigations to be carried out? Even if TBJ is untouchable let it be known dat we humans did our part (cos we have brain and a right to exercise it). Let it be established that smth smwhere was done wrongly dat caused d building to collapse then let God be the one to reward all man according to their deeds and thoughts of their hearts.

#Fizz

Eze said...

Looooool,, Who is fooling who? how do we ascertain this story? how do we confirm that the name Sibongile Madzhiye' is among those that died on that incident? Do they have any manifest to show the world the names of those that mysteriously died in that horrific incident?

Please the supporters and sympathizers of T.B Joshua, should stop all these their chip cooked stories. And Mr.Ihechukwu Njoku de freelance journalist, thank God you are just a common freelance and not an official media reporter, can you prove us that you are qualified to be a journalist and that you are a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalist?. You should try as an up coming journalist, to be writing things that will make to command respect in the society and not to be fabricating cheap lies...

Anonymous said...

I am not judging buildind a 6 story on a 2 story foundation is criminal. I believe its called " involuntary man slaughter" and considering the number number of people who died, someone needs to be prosecuted. Ask North Korea.

lovlyivon said...

See as ur mouth dey sharp Edith ur just a big goat 4 calling him a murderer was he did one that pulled the building down or was he d builder or d one that sold the building materials idiot u go soon die nama like u



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EVA said...

And to think that Jim Iyke once fell there

Anonymous said...

God is going to bless him/her for having wisdom to know the hand writing of crooks. Open your eye and think from your brain to be free from all these prophets of Baal that are deceiving Nigerians.

ukbliss said...

You always want to hear d negative part abi, something worst dan dis will visit you. Anuofia

ukbliss said...

Ur a big fool. U just read words without absorbing dem

TUFINE said...

ewu na nweghi odudu okwa chi ya na-achuru ya ijiji, nnem diwe oooh

Peculiar Chukwu said...

if the woman wrote this,she is indeed a true Christain. God knows all things! And yes Christains have consolation!
It is in Christ Jesus

Autonomous said...

Whats else can she say

Anonymous said...

Sibongile's family, i hope u read this.... that's just a warning sign from God and u her mother who was already warned in ur vision, u still let her travel, u better flee blood thirsty SCOAN for ur dear lives, ignore at ur own peril
that's how on a recent flight from LOS-Houston, i met one black american who told me she watched him so much online and she had to come see for herself. she could have easily been one of these victims

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Anonymous said...

Anon, u are the bastard! Religion has blinded a lot of people

Anonymous said...

John Zainab, u need the forgiveness more than ever, TB Joshua is not of God

Anonymous said...

Olaleye, it is "loss" not "lost"....yoruba people tho

blogprincess said...

God bless u for dz comment @ Edith Adeniyi

Anonymous said...

I suppose you are meant to be stupid and gullible and God made you that way.

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Anonymous said...

bastard indeed.

Anonymous said...

bastard indeeu

Anonymous said...

bastard indeed

Anonymous said...

u Edith u are very stupid May almighty forgive you u don't know what u are saying.

Anonymous said...

Tragic!! May God Grant All Rest In His Bosom...Nwokwujohnpaul@gmail.com

Annie said...

This is an arranged post by TB Joshua's crew. He's fighting so hard to keep his gullible followers. I have to give it to him though, he's quite the persistent man. It's no wonder he's so successful.... Now just patiently waiting for someone to insult me, because that's the only way Nigerians know how to communicate. Smh

Anonymous said...

I feel bad seeing how some of us reason, even the educated population. Believing so much in a human just like us... It is what it is. Anyone that believes this post wasn't paid for and written by TB Joshua's crew needs to be reused from darkness.

Anonymous said...

Onyx u r correct. You aninonsense shutup.

Anonymous said...

Fool

Anonymous said...

Edith you r not far from the truth. Shut up zainab.

Anonymous said...

Speak English. This is not a burial.

Juliet Oranagwa said...

Nah he isn't a bastard it's common sense. This people are gullible and this is total rubbish. God wil certainly be shaking his head at this

sleekjosh said...

quit talking trash bout a man of God....you ve no claims that he murdered them or that he is a ritualist...if yo angry why not go to borno or adamawa nd pour anger on BH fighters....very soon if something bad happens to u nd ya family u would start blaming the witches nd wizard in yo life whereas yo the one that brought the problem on yaself@godwin nd adeniyi

Anonymous said...

Lmaoo, ppl dy para oo

Anonymous said...

Not only a bastard. He is a lunatic and has no parents. Fag

Shina Shine said...

Painful situation. RIP
Bad event but I don't believe in negative event as the will of God. Never

BORN TO SHINE!!!

Anonymous said...

What a brave woman of faith! God is still doing wonders & touching hearts! May the soul of her beautiful daughter rest in peace.... I believe God will restore all that was lost over 100 times fold

Anonymous said...

Edith Adeniyi may thunder twist ur tongue for saying such rubbish abt d anointed one of God.

Collyno82 said...

How? By building without good specification and with substandard material?

Anonymous said...

Not everyone who dies in the house of God would be in the paradise........mohrenykaygee20@yahoo.com

Juliet Godwin said...

I just hope ur ok...

Anonymous said...

Must u use abusive word

Anonymous said...

The woman is delusional.
Even Jesus must be ashamed at the rubbish coming out of her mouth. My thoughts and prayers are with her in these painful moments, however, she is talking rubbish.

Anonymous said...

You sound like the bastard, for insulting soneone who expressed their opinion. Whatever happened to free speech?

Anonymous said...

Shut your stupid mouth..... I don't believe in TB Joshua but u don't go for a programme only when u have a problem.... If that is the only reason u go to church then it's pathetic.....

Anonymous said...

What rubbish is this?is this an igbo blog.

Anonymous said...

He said the truth

Anonymous said...

Quick question....please, are you άήδ Willy Moses same person?

john ekpei said...

What planet are u really from?

Anonymous said...

Thank God there are still Nigerians with clear brains....not washed out brains....aka religiously brainwashed...

newman skillz said...

D woman is spiritually blind!!!...well is none of ma biz

Anonymous said...

GOD will see u true

lindaikeji.blogspot.com said...

Shut up ur mouth Edith A

Gideon Ehibah said...

Linda, l vote 4 u as best blogger of d yr 2014, God bless u.

Gideon Ehibah (08037909880) Total E&P said...

May God almighty 4giv dos dat ar calin TB Joshua murderer and al sots of bad names 4 dey ar saying it out of ignorance, dey shud also know dat God made it clear in d bible dat my piple perish out of ignorance so be very careful in what ever u say when something bad happens 2 man of God,pastor or anybody 4 d bible warns dat who ever dat course his servant he will course and who ever dat bless his servant he will also bless, God said in evrytin dat hapens 2 us we shud giv tanks 2 him, dis woman who lost her dota has just expres her filins about d death of her dota dat it is 4 a popos , and as a leaned piple we ar sopos 2 encorag her, simpatiz with her and agree wit her knowin dat notin hapens 4 notin and u piple ar dia sayin dat religion has blinded d woman 4 sayin dat d dotas death is 4 a popos in dia family, what else do u piple want her 2 say dat will bring bak her dota bak 2 live, b careful God is still saying sometin in al dis church colaps and oda evil tins in dis nation, dis fight is not 4 humans but 4 d lord, our God is a meciful God and a vengeance God,he sees and knows more dan us, his ways and his tot is not dat of us, he can't let evrytin go just like dat , he must surely expos al d evil hands dat ar behind al d atrocities dat is befalen our nation (Nigeria), as bilivas we shud also know what d bible says about d perilous time, which many bad bad tins is goin 2 hapen and my DaDy in d lord TB Joshua has been saying we shud pray 4 our nation instead of coursin someone, l also had some piple sayin he doesn't prophesy good but bad tins like bomb, kilin and denjas is tru, and dat is what meks him a real prophet of God almighty, God says dat evry good tins is 4 us, but d safety of dos good tins, he now send his prophet 2 tel us 2 b careful, e.g - u hav a car which is a good tin, a real man of God now see denjas ahead and infom u 2 b careful wit ur frens, invitations from frens, even som joneys u mek, is it a bad information ?, dat is prophecy 4 u not a course, now our nation NIGERIA is good & som grups of piple want 2 spoil it and a real man of God now sees d denjas ahead and infom us 2 pray is it a bad tin ?, well it is always d case we don't value what we hav until we loose it but we ar not goin 2 loose TB Joshua until he fufils what God almighty cals him 4, remember a prophet is honored except in his own country, tank u. From Gideon Ehibah (08037909880).

Anonymous said...

Easy for u to say... we lost loved ones... just hope on ur death no one bare such insensitivity

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