TB Joshua expected at inquest

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TB Joshua established The Synagogue Church of All Nations in the late 1980s according to the church website, which also claims he was in his mother's womb for 15 months. This photograph shows him preaching in Lagos, Nigeria in 2001.

By ADAURE ACHUMBA

LAGOS - Televangelist T-B Joshua is expected to be called before the coroner&39;s inquest into the Lagos building collapse.

Some South African survivors are also likely to testify.

At least 116 people were killed last month when a church-owned guest house collapsed - 80 of them South Africans.

The inquest into the tragedy at the Synagogue Church of All Nations is under way at the Ikeja High Court.

Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe is presiding over the hearing, and hopes to establish the cause of last month’s multi-storey building collapse.

At least 116 people were killed and rescue workers managed to pull 131 others from the rubble.

Some of those expected to testify at the inquest include the church’s founder, Prophet TB Joshua, the building contractors, families of the victims and the Nigerian Red Cross.

Meanwhile, forensic identification and DNA analysis on the bodies continues, as health officials try to identify the victims.