Malawi police rescue ‘Jesus’ from mob justice: Preacher claims to be ‘Son of God’

Police in the lakeshore district of Mangochi rescued a self-styled ‘Jesus Christ’ from an angry mob.

Self-styled Jesus Christ

Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson, Inspector Rodrick Maida, confirmed that ‘Jesus’ Saidi Pious, 40, preaching  near Mangochi Four Ways Robots made claims that he was Son of God  and that his second coming as promised was now due.

The preacher, clad in a white rob with red horizontal stripes, made people who were passing by to stop in their tracks when he made the claims and soon, the scattered ‘congregants’ closed in on him and started to quiz him.

But the man, who had mounted a mobile Public Address system comprising two small horn speakers and an amplifier to aid his gospel, insisted that he was Jesus Christ and that it was up to the people to accept it or not.

Maids said people were not happy with his presence and wanted to assault him.

“The people are not happy with his claims that he is Jesus so they wanted to evict him,” he said.

Maida said police were tipped that a mob was about to descend of ‘Jesus’ and had to evacuate him from the place.

“The officers managed to contain the irate mob and took a motorbike for the preacher to be taken to the station, his mobile PA system and bicycle followed later in the police vehicle,” added Maida.

Religious leaders and Christians have condemned his claims as blasphemous.

“We found it very annoying, disrespectful and intolerable for one to make such claims so we wanted to teach him that he can choose to be whatever he would like but not to make fun of sacred names – that’s a blasphemy,” said one of the eyewitnesses who only identified himself as Jaf.

The police spokesperson said when he was interrogated at the station, Pius gave “uncoordinated statements” which made the law enforcers suspect him to be mentally unstable, a condition his brother, Witness Pius, confirmed when he was later summoned to the police.

The police found it not safe enough to set Pius free until hours later when the ‘congregants’ who had followed and were lurking around the police premises had dispersed.

Around the same time of the year in 2006, one Raphael Matiki made headlines with similar claims in Blantyre’s Chilomoni Township which angered the residents. They evicted him from the township.

‘Jesus’ Matiki as he was popularly known, fled to Machinjiri with his four wives and ‘disciples’ where he was also descended upon for the same claims by angry residents.

He was also rescued by police who took him to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for medical examination but he discharged himself saying, as Jesus, he needed no mortal treatment.

Matiki had disciples with the names of their biblical predecessors like ‘Simon Peter’.

Unlike the original Jesus of Nazareth, some of his disciples were  women and he claimed this time around salvation will come through a woman.

The self-styled Jesus,  Saidi Pius comes from Maso Village in Traditional Authority Chowe in  Mangochi District.

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Paul Mnelemba
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Paul Mnelemba

There’s another one also from Machinjiri by the name of Lord Christ Makuta. Uyu nde akudya ndalama za anthu mwa smart. People are praying in his name Loma chodabwitsa anthu akewo kuwaona ndi ma gentlemen and you can’t believe they are following his lies.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

The photo is Jesus wa ku Mangochiyo? Kunamiza wanthu bwanji? That’s a very old photo taken in Chipata, Zambia.

URIM AND THUMIM
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URIM AND THUMIM

THE JESUS I KNOW WILL APPEAR IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH HIS ANGELS WITH A LOUD VOICE AND EACH AND EVERY EYE FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE HIM IN HIS GLORY AT ONCE —-WHEN YOU HEAR THAT HE HAS APPEARED IN MANGOCHI TODAY AND MISUKU TOMORROW IS TOTAL LIES —

kikimani
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kikimani

is man wearing the face of famous mel gibson the Mangochi Jesus or the photo has been edited to fit the news lead

Nabetha
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Nabetha

kikikikiki His 2nd coming will be instant and everyone will know, not just at small round about……… the bible talks about very loud trumpet and according to my understanding probably acompanied by severe lightening plus thunder storms….God have mercy.

mjiba
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mjiba

ha ha ha Malawians denying salvation. Jesus was persecuted and crucified. The word has been fulfilled and Malawi has missed on destiny. Shame on my nation.

Hatton
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Hatton

That’s another section of the movement headed by Calista.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

What’s the difference with those who claim to be major prophets, minor prophets etc as if appointed by God.

Pragmatic
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Pragmatic

The people are denying again…wow..

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

What are robots? On the road, doing what?

Lincoln
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Lincoln

Kkkkkk they are referring to traffic lights

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