Nigeria collapse: TB Joshua's prominent 'disciples'

The building was a guest house of the popular Synogogue Church of All Nations.

Nigerian preacher and prophet TB Joshua. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG -There is still no clarity on the building collapse disaster in Nigeria which has claimed the lives of 67 South Africans and been described by President Jacob Zuma as a "heart breaking tragedy".

The building was a guest house for the popular Synogogue Church of All Nations, which attracts scores of travelers seeking divine council from preacher TB Joshua, known as the charismatic church leader, who claims to possess healing powers and the ability to prophesise major events.

The Nigerian preacher is claiming that a 'suspicious aircraft' caused the deadly building collapse. The claims have however been ruled out by rescue workers.

Joshua's purported powers have seen prominent figures from all over the continent travel to be in preacher's presence and witness his powers.

Amongst his followers and disciples are:

Former Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

Former Springbok Jaco Van der Westhuizen

Former Malawian President Joyce Banda

The late Ghanian President John Evans Atta-Mills

Former Zambian President Fredrick Chiluba

EFF President Julius Malema

"We all seek divine intervention, we all seek blessings from spiritual leaders and it just happened that this time we came to TB Joshua, it shouldn't be seen as a controversial activity."