|Devastation: the scene in Itokun, Lagos|
President Jacob Zuma confirmed in a statement on national televisions tonight, four days after the incident, that 67 South Africans died in the disaster. Yet strangely, local news sources today put the TOTAL death toll at 62.
Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela, stricken Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen, colleague Jaco van der Westhuizen and EFF leader Julius Malema have all visited the site, where passports must be handed in on arrival. The building in question was an "overseas visitor" hostel. Reports suggest the building was being extended before the collapse.
TB Joshua claims to have predicted many tragedies, including the Malaysian Airlines disappearance and Michael Jackson's death. His supporters believe he can heal AIDS and cancer sufferers. He claikms the mysterious aircraft caused the collapse rather than the two-floor extension. The enormously popular preacher says: "I want to assure you, our God will get them, these agents of Satan."
He added: "Our terrain is stable. We have never had a building collapse in 30 years. There was a jet hovering at very close range."