Septuagenarian Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika scoffed at fears about his health and indirectly reacted to TB Joshua prophecy of the death of an African President.
Speaking when he hosted religious leaders from central and northern regions at the State House in the capital Lilongwe o Sunday, Mutharika said there are many people who wish him well and long life.
“I am not going to die because someone wants me to die,” said the 78-year-old leader whose first wife Ethel succumbed to cancer in 2007.
“It is only God who knows when I was born and when I will die,” he added.
Mutharika’s health has been the subject of much speculation but he has short down rumours about a life-threatening ailment.
The President also accused Malawi’s flagship newspaper, The Nation of saying “I [was] dead last time I was in Hong Kong.”
The paper never reported anything about Mutharika dying. He was forced to reveal that he was in Hong Kong when Nyasa Times and other media outlets were reporting about his ‘missing’.
Mutharika further said: “I will be glad to die by God and He will see that I never asked for a third term to leadership.”
Recently, a renowned man of God, Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigeria prophesied the death of an African President who will fall sick and eventually die but did not mention the name of the country and the President.
Unnamed Pentecostal preacher in Malawi has also been circulating a prayer that calls for the untimely death of President Mutharika.
In the prayer for Bingu, the preacher said in an email to Nyasa Times that it is coming from Psalm 109:8.
“People should quote this Psalm 109:8. This is a prayer for Bingu wa Mutharika,” said the email.
The bible passage itself reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”
The real controversy arises in the next verse of Psalm 109, however, which continues, “May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :