Some family members of late Margaret Mzumara, who died in a fatal accidents on August 21, 2013 on her way to Kamuzu International Airport, are bitter with Prophet T.B Joshua’s Synagogue of Church of all Nations (SCOAN) for disowning the deceased’s purported visit to the synagogue.
According to the family members and Dowa Police, the deceased and her husband, Harvey Mzumara was on their way from Mzuzu to the airport to catch an afternoon flight to Lagos, Nigeria.
The two died on sport after the car they were travelling in collided with a track at Mtengo wa Nthenga in the central district of Dowa.
Their surviving children, 28 year old Taonga and Thembinkosi, 19, who escaped the accident with injuries, also claimed that they were escorting their mother to the airport to catch a 1:30 pm flight to Nigeria on the material day.
But SCOAN has refuted the claims arguing that the deceased was not invited by the church.
In a statement issued in one of Malawi’s dailies, SCOAN also says it has no record about Margaret’s visit to the synagogue.
“The Synagogue Church of all Nations, Lagos, Nigeria would like to refute the allegations aired on several local radio stations and captured in some daily and online newspapers that the late Mrs. Margaret Mzumara died en-route to the SCOAN,” reads part of the statement.
Reacting to the statement, one family member, who asked for anonymity, faulted the church for rushing to refute without consulting the family.
He claimed that they have the “documents and details” regarding the ‘purported visit’ to the synagogue”, where the deceased.
He said late Margaret until her death was suffering from cervical cancer and the trip to SCOAN was in search for divine healing for the incommunicable disease.
While George Chiwonela Mzumura indicated she was invited alongside others from the south and centre and that she had already confirmed with the church, besides all travel arrangements.
“We are pretty aware that she made and followed proper procedures; there is no way she could have just started off without registering. She was invited and documents in our possession attest to that.
“In as far as we are concerned our mother was on her way to Nigeria. We can always show them all the correspondences, travel documents and other details regarding the said trip,” asserted the young Mzumara.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :