Durban – The Durban Christian Centre (DCC) Jesus Dome on the N3 in Durban has burnt down.
The fire at the DCC, popularly known as the Jesus Dome, started shortly before 6pm Tuesday night with eyewitnesses describing huge flames and smoke billowing into the sky.
Photographer and former TV producer at the DCC, Andreas Mattios says the fire is a hard pill to swallow. Speaking to East Coast Newswatch from the scene, he’s likened the inferno to the collapse of the twin towers.
“The closest comparison I can make to what I am looking at right in front of me right now – is it looks lie the twin towers have come down all over again. I am looking at a decimated Jesus Dome where the wrangled damage to the infrastructure has brought the aluminium roof crashing to the ground.
“It’s basically destroyed the whole infrastructure inside the dome, right up to the back where my old offices used to be – the TV ministry that we started in 2004. It’s just heart-wrenching to see how this place has just come down,” Mathios said.
Bazalwane and members of DCC showed empathy on twitter:
I believe #JesusDome church will emerge even stronger! Jesus is Lord!
— Mlunghisi Shivamba (@Leleza_) June 8, 2016
My heart goes out to DCC members and leadership. The devil is a liar, he was defeated 2000 years ago!!! #JesusDome
— Tracey_N_Dube (@traceyndlovu) June 8, 2016
#JesusDome my heart is already at tonight’s prayer night at DccBerea! The CHURCH IS ALIVE
— SNO SIBIYA (@snosibiya) June 8, 2016
— tshego motaung (@tshegonm11) June 8, 2016