ANCYL vows to block TB Joshua from entering SA

The ANCYL has asked that govt to prevent the controversial church leader from entering SA.

FILE: The ANCYL has asked that govt to prevent the controversial church leader from entering SA. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has vowed to block controversial 'Prophet' TB Joshua and has asked government not to issue him with a visa to come into the country until he explains what happened during the building collapse disaster in Lagos.

The death toll from the collapse of a multi-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, stands at 115 people, 84 of whom are South Africans.

Joshua has indicated he wants to visit the country to meet with families of the victims.

But the ANCYL's Rebone Tau says they will make sure he stays in Nigeria.

"He cannot come here without people knowing what actually caused the collapse of the building. We need concrete answers. We need for a report from the Nigerian government and we are also hoping that the South African government will work closely with them on this matter as well, to get to what happened for the building to collapse."

Joshua has been blamed for responding too slowly to the disaster and not giving information on the victims.

Joshua, who has blamed the incident on sabotage, is one of Nigeria's best known evangelical preachers and is referred to by his followers as 'The Prophet' or 'Man of God'.