Prophet TB Joshua insists president’s death ‘very close’

Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua of the Synagogue church has grabbed the headlines again after insisting that s his prophecy of the death of an old African president is now very close.

Since TB Joshua’s prophecy was made known to Malawians, comments has been flouting on the social media and on Nyasa Times that indicated that the prophecy might come to pass in the country.

In his sermon in Nigeria on Sunday, April 1, 2012, TB Joshua said his prophecy – not April’s Fools Day –   was getting close and that it would be due to sickness.

Prophet TB Joshua: Death of an African president now very close

Again, the Prophet did not name the person or the country or give an exact time-frame but ruled out West Africa.

“‘What I was saying is very close now, you want to hear more, and it’s very, very close now. Whether you like it or not, this is what I’ve seen,” the Prophet is quoted by Tumfweko, Zambia’s online news.

“Pray for a leader; well, God showed me everything but I’m praying to see if this thing can be changed. Pray for your leader, the head of a nation. I’m seeing a sudden death; this is as a result of sickness,” he is quoted saying.

The Prophet added: “Quote me, but the Lord showed me the country and the person but I’m not here to mention anything but when it is very close I will mention but right now it’s a bit close.

“Every time you pray, pray for Africa, so pray; this is not even in West Africa but I will not say anything more than that.”

Malawi’s septuagenarian President Bingu wa Mutharika scoffed at fears about his health and indirectly reacted to TB Joshua prophecy when he hosted religious leaders at State House recently.

“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.

One of Malawi’s ministers shocked many when he offered animal sacrifice to gods to spare Mutharika’s life following Joshua’s prophesy that one of Africa’s old presidents would die this year.

Mussa, who is also second vice-president in the ruling party Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), accompanied by reporters from national broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), went to private Mai Aisha Primary School in Lilongwe with three live goats to make the offering.

The minister also took with him a sheikh, who conducted the ‘sacrifice ceremony’ and the meat was shared among the pupils and teachers at the school.

One source said a quick ceremony of Islamic prayers the followed, but was not broadcasted on instructions from the authorities.

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