Scores of people including 81 South Africans died and others seriously injured when the church’s multi-story guest house collapsed two months ago.
Minister Radebe, who was this week appointed Special Envoy to Nigeria in preparation for the return of the bodies to South Africa, visited the site to get first-hand experience of the events that unfolded there when the residence went down on 12 September.
It was business as usual at the church with congregants and staff going about their normal business. The rubble that collected when the guest house went down within seconds was still visible. An investigation into the incident is ongoing in Nigeria.