Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Malawi President Replies Prophet TB Joshua Over Death Vision

Malawian president Peter Mutharika has rejected Prophet TB Joshua’s prophesy that he is going to die before April 1.

Vanguard reports that the president on March 13 said: “I’m told there is a man in Nigeria called Joshua and he is saying that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Peter Mutharika will die before April 1. Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year.”

The president, who spoke in a rally in the capital Lilongwe, said in 2012, Joshua reportedly predicted the death of a president of an unnamed southern African country. Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, did die within the predicted time frame, giving the prophesy strong currency in Malawi.
Malawi President Replies Prophet TB Joshua Over Death Vision
He refused to disclose when or where Joshua made the latest prophesy. In January, Joshua reportedly gave a televised prophecy, telling his congregation to pray for the leaders in southern Africa, saying: “End of February to April this year, peculiar months for Southern Africa.”

Mutharika questioned Joshua’s credentials as a prophet, pointing to the collapse of a guesthouse in his sprawling Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos in September 2014, which left 116 people dead, mostly South Africans.

“Why did he not foretell this tragedy? This all shows that he is a liar. He just wants to raise money,” Mutharika said.

He promised he will be around in 2019 for the next presidential elections, and in also 2024, when — if reelected — he will wrap up his last term. Mutharika came to power in 2014 after defeating Joyce Banda. Banda, who succeeded Bingu Mutharika, made several visits to the Nigerian headquarters of Joshua’s church and once described the evangelist as her “spiritual father.”

Prophet TB Joshua who is the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has been under fire for several times for allegedly hiring people to pretend to be sick and disabled and then claim to heal them during his prayer meetings.

He was recently ranked the 13th most famous pastor in the world. The ranking which was put together by a group known as Movement for Progress Initiative also ranked Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola of the Christ Apostolic Church as 32nd in the same category.

In a related development popular Nigerian pastor and head of Believers World, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was accused by a member of his own church of staging miracle-healing sessions. According to a report by South Africa’s Sowetan, followers have said that he has been hiring people to pretend to be sick and disabled and then “be healed” during his television shows and public prayer meetings.

“I was offered R10 000 to rehearse and pretend to be in a wheelchair three weeks before the all-night prayer called Night of Bliss at the Johannesburg Stadium,” the newspaper quoted a member of the church.