Mzimba-based preacher, Prophet Hermus Sambaya, has warned the newly elected president Peter Mutharika to beware of the people surrounding him or risk being misguided.
Sambaya, who in May this year predicted that Mutharika would win in the recent tripartite elections, said the new president should watch out for people who are just interested in enriching themselves to the detriment of a successful reign he promised.
In an interview, the prophet said God had chosen Mutharika to undertake a special assignment and, as such, he needs to seek God’s face in every national endeavour for God to guide him.
“Just like in the Bible when the people of Israel cried to God to save them from their problems, he gave them kings to rule over them and now he has given Malawians Mutharika as the answer to their prayers,” he said.
Sambaya further advised the president to pray before he chooses his cabinet and the people to work with, saying, failing to do so would hinder him from fulfilling what he promised Malawians.
“The new president knows that most of the previous leaders have failed to deliver because they trusted wrong people whose interests were to enrich themselves at the expense of Malawians. And therefore, if he likewise chooses people just to appease them, the same people will bring him down,” the prophet said.
Describing the current administration as special, the prophet said it is a must that Mutharika walks the talk and in line with his manifesto. He also asked Mutharika to be vigilant in prayer, saying “Many people are not happy with his election as a leader of this country.”
On the other hand, prophet Samba said the God wants Mutharika to utilize the Mining sector, Agriculture and Education Science and Technology because it is one area where Malawi wealth dwells.