Minister Jeff Radebe Must Expedite Repatriation of
South Africans Killed in Nigeria Church Building

07 November 2014.

The Inkatha Freedom Party urges Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, to use all means at his disposal to ensure the immediate repatriation of South Africans killed in the church building collapse in Nigeria, back to South Africa. 

IFP Secretary-General, Ms Sibongile Nkomo, MP, said, ”It is absolutely criminal that the Nigerian government have taken this long to repatriate the bodies of the 85 South Africans killed back to South Africa. Families were not only torn apart by this tragedy but now have to endure the added anguish of not yet being able to lay their loved ones to rest.” 

Ms Nkomo added that, ”Minister Radebe has a duty to the people of this country to see to it that repatriation is expedited within the next few days. The time for diplomacy is over. It has been nearly 60 days since the church collapsed. The families who lost their loved ones must have closure. ”


Contact IFP Secretary-General, Ms Sibongile Nkomo, MP, on 076 553 1240


Issued by IFP Media, Parliament