MIAA cautions Malawi prophets over Covid-19: Hara fumes ‘we are not fake, Vilekeke’

The Malawi Interfaith Aids Association (MIAA) has expressed disappointment with opposing and misleading messages coming from prophets who are propagating that coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic is nonexistent.

Bishop Matoga: We have noted that some faith leaders are propagating fake prophecies on Covid-19.-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times
Senior Prophet Justice Hara: Don’t take us for granted, vilekeke..-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times
Rev Brian Kamwendo: I will directed prophets concerns to Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

MIAA board chairperson Bishop Gilford Matonga feared such messages have the potential to confuse Christians and cause them to stop observing Covid-19 prevention measures.

Matonga made the remarks in Lilongwe on Thursday during a meeting MIAA organized in conjunction with the Malawi Network of People Living with HIV and Aids (MANET+) for faith leaders on Covid-19. The meeting drew participants from various faith groups, including the Prophetic Ministries Association of Malawi (PROMAM).

He said as faith leaders, they must realize that their calling is too high for them to present misinformation to the masses on issues that are affecting them.

“We have been called upon to preserve the dignity of God’s principles first and only. We, as religious leaders, must avoid to be driven by personal praise and hand-clapping. This pandemic must present us with the opportunity to teach our masses messages of hope through promoting behaviours that should ensure their safety and protection,” he said.

Matonga stressed that preaching to people that there is no Covid-19 and that being diagnosed with the disease is a manifestation of lack of faith is not only being untruthful, but also dangerous.

“Men and women of God, we must desist from influencing people to be comfortable without prevention during this pandemic and be thinking that preventive measures are not God inspired. Scientific knowledge is, in fact, inspired by God and therefore adherence to the Covid-19 preventive measures is an obligation of a true believer,” he said.

On the other hand, Matonga stated that 53.8 percent of religious institutions in Malawi are experiencing significant financial difficulties and this has relatively affected the church’s ability to support her operations, including paying staff members.

But the meeting did not go without drama as PROMAM president, Senior Prophet Justice Hara, lashed out at the government for sidelining the association in its activities and programmes.

Hara cited the recent gazetted guidelines for fighting Covid-19, which he said, were made without their input.

He warned that as an association, it has a large following, which it can influence either to support or thwart interventions that the government develops in the fight against the pandemic.

“Do not despise the wisdom of the fools in their majority. We are in majority and we have thousands and thousands of people who are following us. Even in those in the State, we control. We refuse to be taken for granted. We are a mother body. We are all concerned. But we are saying: we need to be consulted. Why did you leave out PROMAM?” he asked.

Mkufuna kutipeperesa. Ndiye sitikufuna tipepere nawo. AYI! We are a separate and independent mother body. We have got prophets from across the country. We have the power within our capacity to disseminate information very well.

“We have heard that some mother bodies have received money from the government. ECM [Episcopal Conference of Malawi] has received K46 million while the Synod [Nkhoma Synod of the CCAP] has got K40 million for implementation of Covid-19 interventions. Where is the money for PROMAM? We are not fake leaders. Vilekeke vilekekerekethu! Takwiya pano!” fumed Hara.

In his response, Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs, Reverend Brian Kamwendo, while acknowledging the concerns raised by the association, dismissed as “untrue” that the government had given out money to main religious mother bodies.

Kamwendo said there was no way the government could support a few churches to respond to the pandemic.

“Be assured that no church has received money from the government. However, I should emphasize here that I have taken note of your concerns and I will forward them to the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19,” he assured.

Kamwendo also took advantage of the plenary session to advise PROMAM to address leadership issues in their body, stressing that the government has been recognizing Prophet David Mbewe as the sitting chairperson of the association.

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Franklin
Franklin
6 months ago

The evil ppo do not understand the justice but those who trust Jesus Christ understand all, guys do not judge the them, thus say The Lord do not touch the anointed one hara is a prophet of God

mtete
mtete
6 months ago

Some prophets of doom! Comments in part in Tumbuka to ensure only their folks get the message loud and clear.

Chindunguza Nyekhwe
Chindunguza Nyekhwe
6 months ago

Ask yourself are there prophets in Israel today. Fake ones like you are stoned to death. Loafers do not just wake up and claim to be prophets like it’s common here.

Chindunguza Nyekhwe
Chindunguza Nyekhwe
6 months ago

Was it a Tumbuka gathering? Why vilekeke, why speaking Tumbuka when you know some would not understand? Selfishness. Fake “profits.” Don’t you know God is speaking to his people directly through this COVID-19 that all those who have been deceiving them over the years as “prophets” have been speaking their own minds not God’s. You are all exposed. Rev Kamwendo was just diplomatic but your arguments are lousy, meaningless and stupid.. Fool.

George
George
6 months ago

Apa mwaonekera ngamba basi mapolofiti akuba inu. Bambo wanu Bushiri anathawa ku sasafirika. Kuba basi. Ngakale boma LA a chakwera silinga apereke ndalama ku ECG anthu akukuziwani bwino bwino inu. Chilichonse kwa inu nchogulisa. Munakakhala mapulofeti owona mulungu akanakuonesani za Covid19. Lero mulibe chonena. Offering kulibe chaka Chino. Pangani miracle money ija apa

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Chimene munthu wakuda anakwanitsa chobwera ndi mzungu ndi kupemphera basi. Kukonza galimoto ayi. Kuyendetsa dziko ayi (dpp and udf). Kukonza misewo yabwino ayi. Commercial farming ayi. Kukonza mankhwala ayi. Kukonza ma computer ayi. Kudzipatsa dzina la u prophet. Mumanenera za ku tsogolo inu? Bwanji simunanene kuti kubwera kolona akutipha inu ndi anthu ena tonse. Bwanji wina uja sanalote kuti apolisi amumanga ku South Africa? Lero muli busy enanu kutengera za Magufuli yet anthu akutha uku.

John chidongo
6 months ago

Kkkkk! Mwatchera ku mwezi nkhanga zaona. Pano mwaonekera ng’amba kuti ndinu mafeki profeti kumangoba ndalama za anthu muli phee. Koma mudwaleko corona yi ndi pamene mutsimikize kuti kulidi matenda. Ndinu aThomas Didimu. Kalimeni usamangokolora popanda kulima aHara.

Jah~Guide
Jah~Guide
6 months ago

What if those prophets are right about what they are saying. Sometimes you may think you know better than these prophets yet you’re spiritually ignorant.
Let people believe in what they want to believe in surely i know they nolonger believe in POLITICIANS.

If and only if you’re sure that they are fake then there is a problem.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jah~Guide
Alice
6 months ago

If what I have read is true, then this MIAA thing and the Bishop have an agenda to destroy the prophetic ministry and confuse the prophets. He wants to make Prophets fight each other I. E. Prophet Mbewe and Prophet Hara but he wants Prophet Bushiri to be precise. I speak Isiah 7v7 over this. It shall not happen. You want to fight prophetic ministry and confuse the prophets O nooo. God have mercy, whoever has paid you to do this, I speak the spirit of the Lord to intervene, in Jesus name.

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
6 months ago

Koma ndaseka senior prophet junior prophet? How does one qualify for senioroty? Number of prophecies? Komanso senior prophet I think some churches like catholic ccap Adventist and Anglican have health outreach programs including hospitals and education services. Senior prophet inu zanu zili kuti. SAD mulungu tu amaona dzanja lake limagwira ntchito akafuna. Tiyeni tisamuipitsire dzina lake. Akutsitsani mumtengo mwakwera wo

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