Government officials, led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, are on their way to the scene.
JOHANNESBURG - Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader Shepherd Bushiri says his church has suffered a lot due to unfounded speculation.
The self-proclaimed prophet was testifying before the CRL Rights Commission on Monday.
The commission is holding a hearing on the stampede that resulted in the death of three congregants last month.
Bushiri said, "our church, despite what we have achieved, we are also a victim of the speculation.
"We have been victimised, called sort of bad names and sometimes punished."
Bushiri pleaded with the media to challenge speculations with facts in their reporting.
"We have seen the media telling the public I once said South Africans love our church because they believe in magic.
"I have never said that, it is all lies."