ECG church given 30 days to address safety concerns 

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Enlightened Christianity Gathering Church Representatives. Image supplied. 

By Accra Maweya

Pretoria- City of Tshwane has given the Enlightened Christianity Gathering Church (ECG) 30 days to address safety concerns after finding several instances of noncompliance at their show ground premises.

This was in result of the stampede which took the lives of three women and injured members of the church on the 28th of December 2018.

The church has been charged with defeating the ends of justice over the way it handled the incident after the bodies were moved from the scene (church) without contacting the authorities.

The City of Tshwane will draft security regulations which the church shall be forced to comply with as a result of these security concerns.

The church’s spokesperson Maynard Manyowa says the church has launched an internal investigation into what happened as the truth can only help to improve their system.

“Only the truth can help us improve the robustness of our systems and limit the possibility of any further tragedies.”

The church says that the leader of the Tshwane branch has since been suspended until the investigation is complete, and the church is expected to resume with its worshiping services on the 20th of January 2019.

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