WASHINGTON DC —
Nigerian prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, has told former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai that his chance to rule Zimbabwe will come in due course.
Tsvangirai spokesman, Luke Tamborinyoka, waded off suggestions that his boss was seeking divine intervention from the Nigerian prophet after his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was walloped by President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF in the July 31 elections.
Tamborinyoka, who did not answer his mobile phone Monday, told the media Sunday that his boss was in Nigeria on a diplomatic offensive, adding there was nothing wrong in going to Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations.
“Tsvangirai is on a diplomatic mission in Nigeria. I am not aware that he went to see TB Joshua. Maybe he found the time and went to his church. But is there anything wrong with him going to church? If he truly went there, it shows that we have a God-fearing leader,” Tamborinyoka said.
Tsvangirai is seen in a widely circulated grainy video receiving blessings from TB Joshua and then collapsing on a chair in a convulsion.
However, before Zimbabwe’s general election this year, TB Joshua reportedly prophesized that Tsvangirai will never rule Zimbabwe.
TB Joshua, a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer, has allegedly foretold some international events like the death of pop singer Michael Jackson and the Boston Marathon bombing, among many others.
Independent commentator Delta Milayo Ndou said people should not read much into Tsvangirai’s visit to TB Joshua because he has a right to religious belief as enshrined in the constitution.