Minister Oliphant devastated by Empangeni church collapse

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant was supposed to attend an Easter service at the same Pentecostal Church this morning. She regularly visits the church and is devastated by the collapse and loss of lives. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Easter long weekend has brought heartbreak to the community of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal.

At least 13 people have been killed in a church collapse.

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Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant was supposed to attend an Easter service at the same Pentecostal Church on Friday.

She regularly visits the place of worship and is devastated by the collapse and loss of lives.

“It's very hard and it's very bad but we know God has his own reasons. For now, we are going to wait for the full briefing. I was called in by the bishop to say what has happened. I was going to attend the church today. We still need to trust in God because he's our saviour.... The plan is not to harm us. I think after we've got all the details, we'll reflect and brief you accordingly.”

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eNCA