Mugabe defies ’death prophets’ by living into 2016

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has defied “death prophecies”, which had predicted he would not survive 2015.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe © Adnan Abidi

The first such claim came in January when Austin Liabunya, founder and president of BSI Winning Life Ministries in Malawi and self proclaimed “healing minister”, claimed “Mugabe’s biological clock will not tick beyond this year,” Harare 24 reportedon January 3, 2015.

With the 91-year-old’s supposed passing, the controversial “prophet” also claimed in his New Year’s Day ceremony in Lilongwe that Zimbabwe would be “restored” and would find itself “in the top five of the richest countries in Africa.”




One month later and another Malawian prophet also claimed 2015 would be Mugabe’s last. Kenneth Eagle of the Holy Tabernacle Ministries, also based in Lilongwe, said he had visions of Zimbabwe in a state of mourning following the president’s death.

“(Zimbabwe) is not far before the flag is pulled down for some days… as a symbol of honor to their beloved leader,” Eagle said in February.

Mugabe will “go straight to Hell if he will not confess Jesus as his personal savior,” Eagle added, according to AllAfrica.comat the time.

Like Liabunya the month before, Eagle said Mugabe’s death would bring “a better nation with much of economy fruitfulness.”

In a backtracking on his failed prophecy, Liabunya has laid the blame at humankind’s understanding of time.

In a statement published by Malawian Watchdog, Liabunya said that if people claim he’s wrong as 2016 is underway, his prophecy is based on “the timing of God” and not within the accepted time spectrum.

“If you have problems with time it’s because you can’t see spiritually according to the timing of God,” the statement reads.

Zimbabweans and those who seek its rich mineral wealth are preparing for Mugabe’s death – and the possible opening of markets it would create.

The southern African nation has the world’s third-largest platinum supply, 20 billion tons of coal, and more than 60 other minerals like gold and silver.

Nigerian prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as TB Joshua, has predicted turmoil for a southern African president between February and April this year, a forecast likely to incite anxiety among Zimbabweans.
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In his televised prophecy on January 3 to thousands of his congregates gathered at his Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, TB Joshua predicted trouble for a Southern African President that will take place between February and April this year.

“I am being careful so that the Press does not misquote me because the message is very sensitive and some direct words have been replaced to avoid causing panic. Words such as peculiar are just a replacement of the actual sensitive direct word,” TB Joshua said.

In his televised prophecy on January 3 to thousands of his congregates gathered at his Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria, TB Joshua predicted trouble for a Southern African President that will take place between February and April this year.

“I am being careful so that the Press does not misquote me because the message is very sensitive and some direct words have been replaced to avoid causing panic. Words such as peculiar are just a replacement of the actual sensitive direct word,” TB Joshua said.

The charismatic preacher, who commands a large following across the globe, is famed for prophesying the death of the late Malawian leader, Bingu wa Mutharika, in 2012, a predication which came to pass that same year.

“End of February to April this year, peculiar months for Southern Africa. Organise prayer sessions for the leaders,” TB Joshua said, without elaborating.

He said he would not reveal anything regarding the calamity likely to befall a Southern African leader because the message was highly sensitive.

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