Nigeria church collapse: Church urges family to move on

The family of one of the South Africans killed in the collapse has questioned the DNA test.

FILE: Families and friends of 22 victims from Johannesburg who died in the Nigeria church collapse over two months ago have played tribute to their loved ones in moving ceremony on 20 November 2014. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - As the family of one of the South Africans killed in the Nigerian church building collapse questions the accuracy of DNA tests done on the remains of their relative the Synagogue Church of all Nations has urged them to move on.

Lwandle Mkhulisi is demanding a third DNA test refusing to believe the remains handed over to his family by government are those of his sister.

The church says there is no reason why experts' data would be wrong.

116 people died when a guesthouse in Lagos collapsed 85 South Africans were among them.

Last month government brought back home the last 11 South African bodies after it took them four months to positively identify the remains.

The church's spokesperson Kirsten Nematandani says they will continue to reach out to the family.

"If only they could find it in their hearts to understand that everything possible has been done to ensure the best outcome. If only they could embrace that, it would help them find closure."