On Monday, January 28, the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, Shepherd Bushiri, apologized to the public for the stampede in his church in Pretoria. The incident killed three parishioners of the church, and 17 people were injured of varying degrees of severity.
Bushiri testified at the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights (CRL Rights Commission), which is a mediator between the ECG and SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco).
Earlier, three activists arrested for an act of violence in an ECG church were released on bail by the Pretoria court. Citizens arrested on Sunday during a protest in the west of Pretoria.
Earlier, it was reported that on December 28, during a service in the ECG church there was a crush, and, as a result, three women were killed and 17 parishioners were injured.