ZANU PF politburo member, Professor Jonathan Moyo has claimed that Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika was murdered by his enemies who may have used Nigerian prophet TB Joshua to divert attention from their conspiracy.
TB Joshua first told his multitudes of followers on February 5 this year that an African President would die in the month of April and followed that up with bolder predictions on April 1 when he warned that God had showed him “everything”.
Mutharika’s death last Thursday following a heart attack was seen as morbid vindication for the Nigerian preacher’s prophecy.
However, Professor Moyo dismissed TB Joshua as “a false prophet” who may have been complicit in Mutharika’s murder by his enemies.
“I have no doubt in my mind that TB Joshua is a false prophet,” Prof Moyo told the Herald newspaper. “It’s possible to medically induce a cardiac arrest no wonder why his death was first leaked by his doctors.
“TB Joshua’s involvement in this tragedy smacks more of a plot than a prophecy. One thing for sure is that there is no prophecy here but just a prediction if one is to give him a benefit of doubt.
“This leaves open the questions as to what happened because to neutral people there appears to be more to the saga than meets the eye.
“There is even spirited speculation in well informed circles that TB Joshua had privileged intelligence information about a death plot against President wa Mutharika and the plotters used him as their microphone to divert attention from them and let the death appear like it was an act of God when it was an intelligence operation.
“The kind of exact alleged prophecy on when it was going to happen shows that this was being said by someone with medical information and not from God."
On Sunday TB Joshua told a church service that the Malawian leader was aware the prophecy referred to him and that Mutharika had written to him about the prediction.
“Nine days ago I received a letter from his excellence Malawian president. He sent it to me because he knew I was talking to him,” he said.
TB Joshua refused to disclose the contents of the letter saying it was personal but just showed the top reflecting whom it was addressed to and the bottom showing the sender.
He explained that Mutharika knew that his days of living were numbered and that he had answered God’s call and was now resting.