It’s not a crime to dream. South African based controversial Malawian Pastor, Hastings Salanje, who brags of his wealth and recently indicated that he will be permanently relocating to United States of America (USA), apparently desires the country’s presidency and has since said he will take government in 2030.
Salanje, (president) pastor for God’s Chapel International Church, has been trending on social media, ceasing every opportunity to brag about how God is “embarrassingly” [sic] blessing him with wealth.
And, on Thursday the self-styled super rich pastor took a bold move to amuse his followers with a ‘prophecy’ he once had about him becoming Malawi’s Head of State.
”I will take the government when am 60yrs old, but now let me serve God and his people as a pastor first,” declared Salanje on his Facebook page.
Salanje is confident to become the country president as he claimed God showed revealed it to him in a dream five years ago.
”In my dream I saw myself winning presidential election and soldiers were coming to guard my house, when I woke up I discovered that it was a dream. All the dreams which I saw in the past ,they are coming to
pass now, so this one will be fulfilled too, and I have never planned with God and failed,” said Salanje.
He claimed people have been urging him to vie for the country’s top-most job but chose to wait for right time.
”I don’t like the office but if God says do it ,who am I to say no, so to you that you are asking me to do this now, my answer is no, not now, but I take it as a prophecy that really God wants me to do this in future. It also started like that for me to become a pastor’’.
He also claimed that he has what it takes to make a good President and that at the moment; he is being prepared for ‘future task”.
Salanje, who recently splashed cash handouts to some individuals in the country, has got enough resources; as such he will continue supporting poor Malawians while outside the government.
“Anyone who wants to help Malawians must prove it when is outside of Government, must first use his money to help poor Malawians. How can you believe that this one can build the economy of Malawi when he can’t build his own finances?
“If you can’t run your own person affairs, how can you believe that you can run and solve issues of a country? That’s the problem Malawi has. That’s why I want to help poor Malawians when am still outside of government, when God make me what he wants me to be, then I will build thousands of houses for the poor.
“I will build villages of 200 houses on each village with free electricity powered by solar power plants, to be built on each village. Churches, schools and orphanage. All the old people from 65 years above will have free monthly salary or up keep money from my companies,
“I want to establish farms that will have everything including maize and these will be given to hospitals, orphanages and to poor people. I will import free iron sheets and distribute them to poor people who will be willing to build houses for themselves.
Salanje once caused a stir before 2014 Tripartite Elections when he claimed God had showed him that former Malawi President Joyce Banda would win the elections. Surprisingly, Banda lost the elections.
Therefore it will be a surprise to many if his revealed prophecy comes to pass.–Additional reporting by Yankho Msukwa, Nyasa Times.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :