Thanduxolo Doro lost his sister in the SCOAN building collapse. He has been instrumental in leading a group of around 10 families in taking legal action against TB Joshua. In this post we interview him and give details on how families of other victims can join the campaign to hold TB Joshua to account for the deaths. Please visit his website: http://tbjoshuamustaccountfordeaths.co.za/
TBJW: Hi Thanduxolo, first of all, huge condolences on the death of your sister, but great work fighting for justice for her and the other families. How many families have joined with you so far?
Thanduxolo: Thank you for your words of condolences and encouragement. So far there are eleven families that are willing to sue TB Joshua. But I must add that this number fluctuates now and then. Some families drop out due to promises of TB Joshua’s disciples that they are going to educate the deceased’s kids etc.
TBJW: Have you (or your family) received any assistance from SCOAN since your sisters death? If so, what?
Thanduxolo: Yes, in my family they left R7000 ($630) and other families report having received from R2000 ($180) to R5000 ($450) Editors note: as we mentioned in the previous post, not all families have received something.
TBJW: What contact has SCOAN had with you, did they initiate any contact, or was it just in response to you? How truthful have they been to you?
Thanduxolo: They went to my family because of the noise I am making. I continue making noise because my sister is worth much more than any money SCOAN can give. In fact, I told them this is an insult and a disempowering act to already struggling families. I shared platforms with their chief coordinator on public radio. They have been wanting to have a meeting with me. I refused because other families backed down from this campaign after such meetings. They brainwash people, making them watch a video of a collapsing building and promising to take care of all their needs.
TBJW: How can people help with the civil case? What should families do if they want to join with you?
Thanduxolo: Families need to be able to come to a common venue for an explanation of the process by the lawyers. On consenting that the families agree to the process they sign powers of attorney. Affected families can join the campaign calling for ‘TB Joshua to account‘ by sending an e-mail to info@tbjoshuaMustAccountForDeaths.co.za or by calling 079 057 2083. I have also written to South African Government to provide on-going counseling to affected families as we continue to wait indefinitely for the remains.
TBJW: Thanks for your time, we commend you for the brave work you are doing while fighting to get justice for your sister.
Thanduxolo: I really appreciate your support. We need to do more in educating people about God. TB Joshua followers are bombarding me with insults and threats of wrath from God. The God I worship is a very compassionate God. He is a loving God, in fact He is Love. But people do not know that, they idolize and worship fellow human beings. It is so sad.