The discussion between the minister of International Relations and Cooperation with Nigerian officials on the 11 and 14 November, on the inquest into the death of the worshippers on the precincts of T B Joshua’s church in Lagos.
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 2886(NW3529E)
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 28-2014 OF 21 NOVEMBER 2014
Mr J Cardo (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
1) Whether, during her meetings with Nigerian officials between 11 and 14 November, she discussed the on-going inquest into the deaths of the worshippers on the precincts of T B Joshua’s church in Lagos; if so, (a) did the officials give a timeline or estimation of how much longer the inquest would continue, (b) what assurances did the officials give regarding the objectivity of the inquest and (c) what are any other details that were discussed about the inquest’s proceedings that were relevant to the deaths of the South African citizens? NW3529E
- The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation did not meet with Nigerian Officials between 11 and 14 November. It will be recalled that President Zuma had appointed Minister J Radebe as his Special Envoy to Nigeria for the period 11 to 15 November 2014 to facilitate the speedy repatriation of the mortal remains of the South African citizens who died during the Lagos church tragedy.
b) and c) N/A.