…South Africa police to deploy officers to monitor Bushiri’s crossover event
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is helping families whose relatives were killed and injured during a stampede at the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church in Pretoria, South Africa.
Three people died in the stampede that occurred on Friday and close to 20 people were hospitalised.
ECG’s legal representative, Terence Baloyi, said the accident occurred when an unexpected thunderstorm hit Pretoria and caught off-guard those who had assembled at the Tshwane Events Centre Pretoria showgrounds for a church service.
Baloyi has also revealed that Prophet Bushiri and his ECG church have offered to help families of those killed and injured in the stampede.
“We are doing our best to assist. We are providing accommodation to those that were injured after being discharged from hospital and we give them food.
“We are ready to assist the families of those who have died.
“The church is not doing well but we are trying our best under the circumstances,” Baloyi has been quoted as saying by The Citizen.
Meanwhile, the South African Police Service have opened an inquest docket into the accident and revealed to the media that they were only informed of the stampede on Saturday evening, a day later.
Bushiri is expected to host a crossover event tonight the same venue and South Africa Police Captain Augustinah Selepe told ENCA that officers will be deployed to the event.
To avoid a similar incident, the church says security has been beefed up ahead the overnight event.
Yesterday, Durban-based Pastor Paseka Mboro Motsoeneng visited Prophet Shepherd Bushiri “to console and offer a helping hand to Brother in Christ”.