The three women who died during a stampede at Prophet Bushiri's Enlightened Christian Gathering Church have been identified by their families and their names released.
Prophet Bushiri has always been rather controversial, but his reputation suffered severely after three women died during a stampede at his church.
To make matters worse, his church failed to involve the authorities and now face a case of defeating the ends of justice that was opened by the police.
The three women who were killed have since been identified by their families and their names released.
EWN reported that the women's names are: Lehlogahlo Maria Segodi, Patricia Pringane and Matshila Sarah Mohlala.
Briefly.co.za reported that the women were laid to rest in Pretoria on 5 January. Nine other people were also seriously injured during the stampede.
According to Terence Baloyi, the church's lawyer, a lesson has been learned from the tragedy.
We now remain on alert. It was a good lesson for us, we’re learning from it.
South Africans are very unhappy about the incident and a group of people earlier protested at the church in Pretoria, burning tyres and demanding answers.
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