- Published on 25 April 2012
WHILE nothing has been mentioned on the outcome of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai's highly publicised visit to Nigerian televangelist Temitope Balogun Joshua (Prophet TB Joshua), it has emerged that the Zimbabwe Prime Minister was told by TB Joshua that he would not rule the country, The Patriot has exclusively revealed.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai went to TB Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and arrived in Nigeria, Lagos on 1 September 2010 amid much hype but the excitement cooled off when he came back from Nigeria. He reportedly went to Nigeria at the instigation of his 'ex-wife' Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo, who is believed to attend TB Joshua's church with his first daughter Vimbai. Tsvangirai claimed his visit was private at the time.
Since the visit, PM Tsvangirai and his MDC-T party have remained tight-lipped on what transpired during his visit. Even the MDC-T website, which first published the story of Tsvangirai's trip to TB Joshua did not provide any details of their party leader's visit to Nigeria when he returned. However, The Patriot claims that TB Joshua told Tsvangirai that he would not rule the country.
Stung by TB Joshua's prophesy, the sources said, Tsvangirai went on a whirlwind countrywide tour consulting prophets and traditional healers on his chances of becoming Zimbabwe's President, but was also told that he will never rule the country.
"It is true that Tsvangirai was told by the man of God (TB Joshua) that he would never rule this country. You will remember that before he went to Nigeria there was much hype, but it died (sic) when he came back. Tsvangirai never anticipated hearing such disheartening news and he did not buy TB Joshua's word so he went to maporofita nen'anga throughout the country, but they all told him that he would not rule this country," said one of the sources.
Tsvangirai also reportedly visited a traditional healer in Mhondoro and was told that he had no chance of ruling the country. He was reportedly told the same thing by another traditional healer who resides in Mabvuku. Apostolic Africa Church leader, Prophet Paul Mwazha snubbed him all together.
Tsvangirai reportedly had a strained relationship with his father Dzingirai-Chibwe. It is said the old man cursed him after Morgan had taken sides with his mother when the old man took on a second wife. Dzingirai is reported to have promised Morgan nothing he wishes for will ever come true.
Tsvangirai is believed to be suffering from spinal cancer. The indication was his emotional plea to pastors and top party cadres at his 60th birthday party at Great Zimbabwe Hotel to pray for him that he could become the country's next president.
"I plead with you pastors to pray for me so that I won't die before I become the executive President of this country. This is the beginning of my end," said Tsvangirai.
Could Tsvangirai's desperation for spiritual healing be confirmation of his terminal illness? Or is it because he simply realises he does not have the capacity to remove President Robert Mugabe from power through the ballot? Only time will tell. Patriot