President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika on Sunday, March 13, 2016 took a swipe at Prophet T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN),after he allegedly prophesied that a Southern African President would die before April 1, 2016.
According to a report by the Malawi state television, the President was quoted as saying at a rally in the capital Lilongwe: “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 Joshua had predicted the death of an unnamed Southern African President. Incidentally, President Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, died within the said time frame, giving credence to the prophecy in Malawi. “End of February to April this year, peculiar months for Southern Africa.”
Reacting to the recent prophecy, President Mutharika questioned why the clergy did not foresee the collapse of a guesthouse within the SCOAN complex in September 2014 which led to the death of 116 people.
The President said: “Why did he not foretell this tragedy? This all shows that he is a liar. He just wants to raise money.”
Speaking further, Mutharika said he would be around 2019 for the next presidential elections, and in also 2024, when — if reelected — he will wrap up his last term.
The recent attack on Joshua is seen by many as a swipe at former President Joyce Banda who became President following Bingu’s death.
Banda had made several visits to Joshua’s Synagogue in Lagos and once described the clergyman as her ”spiritual father”.