Is Jacob Zuma the subject of TB Joshua's prophecy?

2016-04-11 15:10
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Johannesburg - Just four months after Nigerian "prophet" TB Joshua made a prophecy related to southern Africa, his words seem to be coming to fruition, with his followers fingering President Jacob Zuma as the subject of his prophetic message, Nyasa Times has reported.

According to a January 3 broadcast of Emmanuel TV, a Christian network founded by Joshua, the cleric stated that a southern African leader would find himself in a "peculiar" situation between the months of February and April.

Watch TB Joshua's message below

Joshua's message sparked widespread debate in Malawi, with many suspecting that it was about the imminent death of President Peter Mutharika.

President Mutharika even went as far as attending a night vigil in mockery of the Nigerian prophet. Mutharika lashed out at Joshua, claiming that he was "not about to die".

Several of Joshua's followers have since suggested that Zuma is the subject of the "prophetic" message, with many claiming that Zuma's hold on power seems to be flailing.

Zuma's troubles began with the Constitutional Court ruling against him.

According to South Africa's Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Zuma "failed to uphold" the country's constitution. He ordered the president to pay back state funds used to make upgrades to his personal home in Nkandla, which resulted in several opposition parties calling for his impeachment.

In addition, Joshua had prophesied that the fluctuating Rand would eventually "stabilise", a prediction which has seen investor confidence in the country lifted due to an announcement indicating the successful issuing of a foreign dollar bond.

Joshua remains one of the most popular clerics in Africa, rated 13th most famous prophet worldwide, with two million fans on Facebook and almost 350 000 YouTube subscribers.

The "prophet" has come under fire in recent times, however, after claims that he had predicted the terror attacks that impacted Brussels on March 22.

As founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Joshua gained notoriety after a building collapse at a SCOAN property on September 12, 2014, resulted in the deaths of 116 people.

Read more on:    tb joshua  |  jacob zuma  |  south africa  |  southern africa  |  religion

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