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EFF Mourns 14 Johanne Masowe Church Members Who Drowned During Baptism Ceremony

EFF Mourns 14 Johanne Masowe Church Members Who Drowned During Baptism Ceremony

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), an opposition party in South Africa, has mourned 14 Johanne Masowe Baptist Church members who drowned last week Saturday during a baptism ceremony in Jukskei River, Johannesburg.

In a statement yesterday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Gauteng province said:

The EFF in Gauteng mourn the lives of the 14 Johanne Masowe Baptist Church members who tragically lost their lives on Saturday during their sacred baptism practice along the Jukskei River. We also extend our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in such a tragic manner.

We also call on the provincial government of Gauteng to intensify the rescue efforts of the added three members who are said to be still missing. As Africans, our faith and spiritual beliefs are entrenched in our DNA. The churches, rivers, mountains and oceans have always been our places of refuge when we seek spiritual guidance. No one would have thought that such a sacred practice would be marred by such a tragedy.  In the same breath, we cannot ignore the permanent flood threat that the Jukskei River poses to the Alexander community, particularly in Stjwetla.

The worshippers who are believed to be Zimbabweans were reportedly swept away by flash floods which followed heavy rains in the Bramley Park area, according to local media.

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesman Robert Mulaudzi was quoted saying that officials had warned residents about the dangers of conducting rituals along rivers.

Some of the more than 30 congregants were said to have been standing on rocks in the river on Saturday when a torrent of water suddenly swept them away, a witness said.

The pastor was reportedly saved after he clung on to a tree branch overhanging the river as he was being carried away, the witness added.

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15 Comments

chiutsi 2 months ago

zvakaoma hazvo


ndunge 2 months ago

Imboko dzevanhu vaimbotsvakei mumvura yakazara madzukunuu chaioj


2 months ago

u will be suprised hama yakoo iripooo ndunge


🌞 2 months ago

mboko i mboko baba

Mqhelewenkosi 2 months ago

it is so sad May their souls rest in peace


Dofo 2 months ago

Anonzi ma flash floods akaitiika VA ndunge maybe mvura yakanaya kuside rekumsoro kwakungozouya nerwizi kwainenge isina kunaya not kuti vakapinda murwizi rwaiyerera mazimvura😂😂if u read hanzy vamwe vanhu were standing pamatombo at first mvura ikangouya ikavayeredza ,,read and understand usati watuka vanhu


😂😂😂 2 months ago

@****. Inga hausi **** wani. Unotoverenga uchihwisisa. Asi usazotsvigire bato rezvigure.

2 months ago

Pane airamba kti ahasi mapostori. Panapa


anonymous 2 months ago

fake Tintin.akatotukirira apedza zvake kuba identity yemunhu 😂😂😂

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2 months ago

Mapostori4ED... God is angry


destination heaven 2 months ago

MTSRIP. Ava vanoenda kudenga straight nekuri vakafa vachiita basa ramwari soat thepoibt of death, their sunshade been forgiven


Messenger 2 months ago

Basa ra mwari upi wacho

Worzell Gummidge 2 months ago

The EFF party has shown political maturity in sending a condolence message. Ndofunga Julius Malema anombopota achinoshandirwa nekupihwa muteuro nawo mapostan'a aya. KuCape Town sowe rekuDelft rakambovhariswa mapostori achinzi varoyi. Mumwe muDare akanga apihwa 20K Rands akaba kamwana kakazonochekereswa paRitual Murder neumwe businessman wemo. Xhosa rakajamuka mapostori akatombohwanda.


2 months ago

Kunyepa unozama hako umm

The Truth 2 months ago

Haaa hapana hu postori apa vakatadza nei kuzviona pamweya kuti ndiyo tsaona ikuda kuitika kurukova?????



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