Johannesburg – As news of popular Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua’s death spread across Africa tributes continue to pour in.
The late Joshua was the leader and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, which runs the Emmanuel television station in Lagos.
It is not yet clear what caused of the popular preacher, who passed away on Saturday night at the age of 57.
Joshua was well known for his controversial prophecies, gaining popularity throughout Africa, Europe and America over his predictions of world events, politics and the economy.
His followers took to social media to express their heartfelt condolences, following news of his passing.
Joshua also had a massive following in South Africa, with several branches of his ministry operating across the country.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) paid tribute to the late prophet – who they say ministered to the world with vigour.
Some South Africans will also remember the televangelist’s church fort eh tragic events of 2014, where 115 people were killed when a multi-storey guesthouse attached to the synagogue church collapsed.
Eighty-four South Africans died in the incident.