The Synagogue Church of All Nations based in Lagos, Nigeria held on New Year’s day a candle-lit memorial for the 116 people who died in the 12 September 2014 collapse of its guesthouse.
Pastor TB Joshua officiated the ceremony which was attended by 44 South Africans, who were relations of some of the 81 South Africans who died in the tragic crash.
In all, 116 people died. The government of Lagos State has launched a coroner probe into the collapse.
TB Joshua: leads the candle-lit ceremony
A candle affair: worshippers at the service hold a candle each
A woman holds Botswana flag during the memorial
A man waves the Nigerian flag
waving the South African flag
Another worshipper with SA flag
A man holds a candle and a South African national flag
Tobeka Masiba (C), Alpheus Momafo (L) and and Mawela Mbedzi who lost (respectively) her husband, brother and sister, and 31-year-old daughter pose during the New Year’s memorial service for the South African victims