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Man dies, 16 injured at Christ Embassy’s healing event

A faith healing event took a tragic turn when one man reportedly died and 16 were injured at the Cape Town event, the Telegraph reported today.

The Higher Life Conference, an annual event that also holds in UK and the United States, was being hosted in Cape Town, South Africa by Nigerian televangelist Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, a man said to perform healing miracles.

Some 150,000 people, including children and the terminally ill travelled to the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, site of the three-day event over the weekend.

One of the terminally ill, 56-year-old Simon Williams, a pastor from Paarl in South Africa, had been removed from the intensive care unit of the hospital by his family. The man reportedly collapsed and died of renal failure inside the stadium, the Telegraph reported.

While the trip to the healing ground proved deadly for Williams, it also proved injurious for others.

About 30 patients received medical treatment at the stadium medical centre where Dr. Wayne Smith, head of disaster medicine in Cape Town, said he sent 16 of them to the hospital.

“Some of them had travelled long distances to get there, they had ongoing medical issues and were in a lot of pain,” he said.

Pastor Chris is one of Nigeria’s most popular televangelists, with a following of millions from around the world.

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  • nasiru Mustapha

    I don’t understand a situation whereas hospitals in your country are full of patients some terminally sick, while you are healing in other country.

    • http://YourWebsite... Emmanuel Adey

      How much money can he get from his country? and don’t you know that fame is better; since a prophet is honored in his country, among his people…

  • Nursing schools

    This is really pathectic. May his soul rest in peace!

  • bee

    You people better stop saying shits..stop this wicked and unfaithful act..this is a man of God ..don’t use his name to sell ur paper or gain publicity

  • Mark

    A clear example of what results from ‘Hero Worship’/Idolatory. The Bible say’s its the sick that need a Doctor. Why move a patient from intensive medical care to see a mere mortal for healing?

  • Seun

    Their faith wasnt strong enough,so they fell victims

  • joanne

    alot of tinz hapen wen a crowd is involved, having faith dat a tru man of God by d grace of God can heal u isnt a bad thing. lets try nd stop d critics cos if he be a tru man of God whoever accuses him has God to ans to.

  • tolulope sodunke

    you people better stop talking shit about this innocent man of God i believe its already the time of dat man to die dats y he died so you people dont see the good sides but the bad what ever you guyz say about this man u guyz are just bunch of jobless people

  • tolulope sodunke

    i support.those people were faithless their families toke the steps not them cause so many people has recieved healing from God throuph dis man so u beha stop talkin shit okay……PASTOR CHRIS IS ONE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WERE THERE BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE

  • mike

    why didn’t you report those hundreds that received their healing and gave their lives to Christ at the conference? because you feel it won’t sell better than the one that was unfortunate and fell victim of lack of faith at the end of the day right? You err, your cooperation err, and this just shows your entire news body is founded on lies/deceit and not the truth…..

    So those that received their healing are not in a better place than just one that probably didn’t have faith to receive right?
    And to those that got injured was it the same man of God that inflicted those injuries on them? What happens when people goes to the same stadium to watch football with the overwhelming crowed throwing themselves on one another while coming out? I think you left your sense at your last bus stop before putting this news up and you can as well go back to pick it if it’s not yet trampled upon you descendant of satan. Stop criticising men of God!
    Today you may think you are targeting a man and you’ll end up targeting the God at work in Him. So much more to be said……this is junk journalism in channelsTV!!!!

  • Tunde Jooda

    U̶̲̥̅̊ people better be careful, cause Pastor Chris Ȋ̝̊̅§ Gods servant, S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ whatever U̶̲̥̅̊ say τ̲̅ȍ him Ў☺u say τ̲̅ȍ God.

  • victor

    if it is true that these so called men of God really performs miracle as they claim there will be no sick people in our hospital and there will be no blind, deaf, lamb, mad people around but all the miracle they claim they perform are stage managed. They are liars

  • Crucifixo okoro

    What pple dont understand is what understands them.pple will continue to say what the dont know until wat they dont know knows them

  • http://YourWebsite... osas

    my friends, it will be beta not to comment than to say d wrong tins, dont forget what God said in psalms(touch not mine anointed and my prophet no harm.

  • http://YourWebsite... Kelechi

    Many humans are so gullible and it’s saddening. In the days of Jesus’ ministration, miracles were not stage managed like today by Pastor Chris and his cohorts. The healed which lived amongst other people went their ways testifying everywhere after receiving healing from Jesus. But today, these commercial prayer and miracle vendors do both the healing and testimonies. It is really laughable. Irrespective of what titles you allocate to yourself, pastor, bishop or even the arch, as long as offering is remitted to you, you are a merchant or better put religious merchant and your wares include road safety prayers(binding road demons) due to our bad roads, prosperity, that is investing in church business and getting double returns in mysterious ways. Wahala dey.

  • http://YourWebsite... HENRY NGENGE

    Well channel T.V i don’t seem to understand your report are you happy that people died or what exactly,or you are particular about how much Pastor Chris is worth,please mind what you publicizes all in the name of making money or being the best in carrying bad news cheers.

  • http://YourWebsite... theodor

    Dear readers and writers.
    What’s the WAY, the apostle James said-and writes: “Are any among you in trouble? They should pray. Are any among you happy? They should sing praises. Are any among you SICK? They should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the NAME of the LORD JESUS.This prayer made IN FAITH WILL HEAL THE SICK; the Lord will restore them to health, AND THE SINS THEY HAVE COMMITTED WILL BE FORGIVEN. So then, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed.The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.

  • angel

    Its so funny how ppl trying to make profit out of other ppls misery. Pastor Chris didn’t force anyone to come to de stadium its voluntarily and we all gonna die at some point. Why r u only concentrating on bad things what about those ppl who received miracles on those days. Some of you, you waste thousands on Sangomas but u have problem with de man of God.

  • umaru gidanadua

    I thought they said salvation is a personal relationship with God the father. If true,why not go to your God just as you’ll go to your father for something. Why ask someone to pray when you should be doing the praying? From observation,most church goers have made the pastor thier idol. Na only God know who de serve am in spirit and in truth.

  • http://YourWebsite... GBENGA

    I didn’t expect to see this kind of report on Channels site cos of it’s level of professionalism.
    This is the normal fault finding agenda by his detractors borne out of envy and jealousy. He didn’t ask anybody to pull their sick out of Intensive Care, they simply acted their own faith. And if out of several thousands of sick folks only 1 death was recorded in a place where over 150,000 were present, then I think it is commendable rather than condemnable.
    And pls what has his £30million worth got to do with the program or the person who reportedly died?
    Pls Channels, I love your objective and analytic style of news coverage, but this report leaves much to be desired.
    Thank you kindly.

  • Babalola j Olugbemi

    Grace is not Age..we shld all know dat d man of God did nt kill d man involved neither did he incure injuries on others & we shldnt 4get dey all came 4 1 purpose “Healing”, we shld also knw dat in such an Atmosphere dia cld be Pendomonia,So pls stop castigating d man of God let God be d better Judge cuz he alone knows whateva happend on dat Faithful day,Critisizing a Man of God leads 2 Self Destruct,ok what abt dose pple who got Heald where is dia report..when u Hope & Have Faith in God he will definately Visit ur Situation or Circumstances..Thank u & God Bless u.

  • Afam

    Well nuf said by many already, the race of life lie in our hands how we use dos hands depends on us weda pst chirst or our mother it’s all up 2 us individuals.

  • fidelis o

    even in d bible there are placess where Jesus did not perform any miracle because of the people’s unbelieve. in that stadium did people not recieve healing, why must people be looking for negetive stories instead of the positive one. i hope u r not trying to say Pastor Chris killed the man or injured those that were injured? please tame your tongue for the bible says the tongue of the fools calls for strokes

  • http://YourWebsite... Arndy

    wolfs in sheep’s clothing….its only in Nigeria that they can cheat & hypnotize get rich fast people. if they are all men of God, healers how many of them has gone to the school of the blind or leprosy or other sick home to heal people as their Christmas or birthday gift……Fraudsters… living in high affluence having many private jets and wealth while some member of their church are poor. God will expose them all. and you the follower repent and follow the way of the lord.. the narrow way that lead to life.

  • sly

    This is to everyone who has made a comment and other things,thou shall not judge.God have a reason for everything under d surface earth.May his name be praise ever more!

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