By Oredola Adeola
“Yesterday, we were talking about xenophobia but today, we are talking about happiness. That can only happen when there are men of God in this world like TB Joshua”, this was the statement credited to Chief Victor Mditshwa, a Director at South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation –DIRCO.
The birthday celebration of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated pastors, Prophet Temitope Joshua held on Friday June 12, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa, may have come and gone, but going by the above statement credited to an official in the south Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), it is apparent that with the way the event was orchestrated the South Africa tourism board has again beaten Nigeria to it.
The result which includes the loss of a major tourism boost, would have brought more foreign exchange to the country, given the celebrity appeal of Prophet Joshua, whose birthday was celebrated in another Africa country instead of his home country had always hosted the event. Source close to the minister indicated that thousands of followers from more than 10 countries attended the birthday bash.
The event which was tagged ‘A Celebration Of Love’, a reference to Joshua’s popular slogan ‘Let Love Lead’, was put together by the survivors and relatives of the 84 South Africans tragic incident, who lost their lives in the infamous collapse of a guesthouse at Joshua’s church premises last year.
According to Thembelihle Mamafa, speaking on behalf of family members of the called ‘martyrs of faith’, she stated that the family knows what happened to the building, stating further that tb Joshua was tried to be pulled down by people that were against him but they failed.
“They tried to bring him down but TB Joshua –you with God are the majority, the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper