President Peter Mutharika of Malawi was politically in a bad mood on Saturday as he vented slur words at famous Nigerian Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), and his major opposition, telling them that he is not dying or resigning.
Mutharika’s barrage of affronts came on the heels of an alleged prophecy made recently by the SCOAN pastor that he would die before April 1, Malawi State Television reported yesterday.
It will be recalled, in 2012, Joshua reportedly predicted the death of a president of an unnamed southern African country. Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, died within the predicted time-frame, giving the prediction the much needed currency in Malawi.
However, in January 2016, 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.”
Reacting to the recent prophesy during a rally in the capital Lilongwe, Mutharika, said:
“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,”
The Malawian President continued in his vocal onslaught by questioning Joshua’s credentials as a prophet, pointing to the collapse of a guesthouse in his sprawling SCOAN in Lagos in September 2014, which left 116 people dead, mostly South Africans.
“Why did he not foretell this tragedy?
“This all shows that he is a liar. He just wants to raise money,” said Mutharika.
It was gathered that the same man who had once described the evangelist as his ”spiritual father” during one of his numerous visits to the Lagos headquarters of Joshua’s church was still the same one lavishing scornful remarks at the evangelist.