POPULAR Nigerian prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T.B. Joshua, predicted trouble for a southern African president between February and April this year.
In a televised prophecy on January 3rd, 2016 to thousands of his congregants gathered at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria, T.B. Joshua said prayer sessions needed to be arranged for the region’s leaders because of ‘peculiar’ challenges ahead.
“I am being careful so that the press does not misquote me because the message is very sensitive,” T.B. Joshua said. “Ending of February to April are very peculiar months in the Southern African sub-region. Let us observe prayer sessions at the beginning and end of the month for our leaders.”
He said he would not reveal anything further regarding the problem about to befall a Southern African leader because the message was highly sensitive.
However, the clear warning not to misquote him seemed to be ignored by the international press as headlines recently proclaimed how Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, alleged that T.B. Joshua prophesied he would die before April 1st, 2016.
The Malawian President said, “I’m told there is a man in Nigeria called Joshua and he is saying that Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe and Malawian President, Peter Mutharika will die before April 1st. Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year.”
The paranoid Mutharika even scheduled to attend a night of prayer on April 1st because of the rumoured prophecy, recalling that in 2012, the controversial Nigerian preacher reportedly predicted the death of his brother.
Bingu Mutharika, who was President at the time, died within the time frame predicted by Joshua, causing his fame to spread rapidly in Malawi.
However, unfolding events point increasingly to the travails currently being experienced by South African President Jacob Zuma as the subject of T.B. Joshua’s prophecy.
On March 31st, South Africa’s highest court ruled that Zuma violated the constitution when he failed to repay government money spent on his private home.
Zuma is now being called on to step down by South Africa’s opposition parties as he is faced with the biggest controversy of his presidency.
“It is very difficult to see how the ANC can continue to have President Zuma at the helm, following the stinging rebuke he received from the Constitutional Court,” wrote the BBC as speculations heighten that Zuma’s presidency may forcibly be cut short.
“It’s very likely that TB Joshua’s prophecy was about Jacob Zuma and not the other two we thought,” wrote Max Chunga on Facebook at the news of Zuma’s historic court ruling.