President Peter Mutharika of Malawi on Sunday confronted the renowned Prophet TB Joshua over his alleged prophecy that the he would die before April 1.
As reported by state television, President Mutharika made it clear in a rally in the state capital of Lilongwe, that he will not succumb to fear of any kind of doom prophecy from the Prophet.
“I’m told there is a man in Nigeria called Joshua and he is saying that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Peter Mutharika will die before April 1.
“Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year.”
In 2012, TB Joshua reportedly predicted the death of a president of an unnamed southern African country. Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, did die within the predicted time frame, giving the prophesy strong currency in Malawi.
Mutharika did not say when or where Joshua made the latest prophesy. In January, Joshua reportedly gave a televised prophecy, telling his congregation to pray for the leaders in southern Africa, saying: “End of February to April this year, peculiar months for Southern Africa.”
But Mutharika questioned Joshua’s credentials as a prophet, pointing to the collapse of a guesthouse in his sprawling Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos in September 2014, which left 116 people dead, mostly South Africans.
He renounced Prophet Joshua as false, asking why he was not able to foretell the tragedy hence repelling the Prophet as a liar and suggesting that “it’s all a show by the Prophet to raise money.”
President Mutharika, who is in his mid 70s, pledged to be around in 2019 for the next presidential elections, and that in 2024 also, when — if re-elected — he will wrap up his last term.
Recall that Mutharika came to power in 2014 after defeating Joyce Banda. Banda, who succeeded Bingu Mutharika, made several visits to the Nigerian headquarters of Joshua’s church and once described the evangelist as her ‘spiritual father’.