Tsvangirai will rule Zimbabwe: TB Joshua

Posted on Oct 7 2013 - 3:17pm by admin

By Njabulo Ncube

Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has sought divine intervention following a controversial defeat to President Robert Mugabe in the July 31 polls, amid revelations yesterday the opposition leader had a sermon dedicated to him by Nigerian prophet Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua. 

In a statement on T.B Joshua’s blog and Emmanuel TV this week the prophet disowned the branch housed in Harare

Tsvangirai will rule Zimbabwe: TB Joshua

An MDC-T legislator who worships at TB Joshua’s The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (Scoan) confirmed Tsvangirai was in Nigeria and had attended the church service yesterday.

MDC-T insiders told Southern Eye yesterday that Tsvangirai travelled to Nigeria to seek spiritual guidance from TB Joshua with pressure mounting on the MDC-T president to stand down as opposition leader following his latest electoral defeat.

Sources said Tsvangirai had travelled to Lagos at the behest of other top party leaders that have in the past attended TB Joshua’s services in the West African nation. Tsvangirai was shown on TB Joshua’s Miracle TV where a sermon was dedicated to the MDC-T leader.

The sermon was titled The University of God and focused on the difficulties one faces on the road to the throne. TB Joshua said one faces persecutions, name-calling, rejection and isolation even though they are heaven-ordained for higher service.

The sermon highlighted that God allows one to suffer on the road to the throne as a way of preparing them for the challenges ahead of them as well as to bring them closer to God and reform them.

TB Joshua equated Tsvangirai’s trials and tribulations to those of the biblical Joseph and Daniel.

Daniel was taken captive by the Babylonians and was at one time thrown into a lion’s den for refusing to obey the king’s orders. However, the lions did not harm him and from there he rose to become prime minister.

Joseph was thrown into a pit by his brother and then subsequently sold into slavery in Egypt. He was later thrown into prison, but he emerged from prison to be the second in command after Pharaoh.

“God sometimes uses hard times to draw us to himself so that we can take proper position and possession in Him,” TB Joshua said in his sermon.

“For instance, at the time Joseph had a dream for his future, he was too young to appreciate the glory that was ahead of him.

“If Joseph had become a prime minister earlier, before getting to Egypt, he would have been too inexperienced to handle (the) position. So the hard times he went through were God’s way of preserving him for the glory ahead.

“If Joseph had not been in prison, he would not have had the contact that finally linked him to the throne in Egypt. These dark periods of his life gained him the necessary experience and maturity.”

TB Joshua comforted Tsvangirai, saying he would eventually rule Zimbabwe.

However, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka told Southern Eye that his principal was in Nigeria on a political and diplomatic engagement and just took time off his schedule to attend church.

“He was in Nigeria specifically on a diplomatic and political engagement, as you know what happened to the legal route,” he said.

“This is not the first time he (Tsvangirai) has gone to church.

“This just shows you that we have a God-fearing leadership. In the next few weeks, you will see a flurry of diplomatic engagements (by the MDC-T)”.

Several MDC-T and Zanu PF top officials have been seen at TB Joshua’s sermon in Nigeria, among them Tsvangirai, Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi and Manicaland Provincial minister Christopher Mushowe.

Tsvangirai has been under internal pressure lately to quit, with MDC-T treasurer-general Roy Bennett and the party’s former Marondera legislator Ian Kay publicly calling for him to go and blaming him for the heavy defeat to Zanu PF.

But Tsvangirai has also publicly stated that he is not going anywhere, saying he was preparing for the 2018 polls. The MDC-T leader has accused Mugabe of rigging the July polls.

Tsvangirai’s bid to challenge Mugabe’s victory faltered after the courts rebuffed efforts to have him access electoral documents, forcing him to withdraw his electoral challenge. Southern Eye

  • gutter poet

    And I truly believed that your pages were open for debate..now like Herald you only post those opinions you agree with..is this the case? If it were, then you are burying what looked like a successful project.

  • Nicole

    aah, just show us the video of TB joshua saying that..

    • Timex007

      Check out the sermon(s) on YouTube and see if TB Joshua or his pastor Wiseman Racine ever said any on the rubbish reported above. Just go on YouTube or do the Google search, “University of God Wise man Racine”. And thanks to whoever is removing my comments on this website.

  • Nicole

    izvi zvakuda video, varume vanonyepa ava…

    • Timex007

      Nicole, this whole article is full of gross inaccuracies. The sermon, “University of God” was delivered by Wiseman Racine, one of TB Joshua’s pastors. The full sermon is now available on YouTube, just go on YouTube and search for “University of God Wise man Racine”.

  • me

    hmm, apa paita zvenhemna apa, i follow TB Joshua service, he never say such things

  • MUSINDO(MAKANYA)VIGORONY-HOVIO

    KO MUNHU HAACHABVUMIRWE KUENDA KU CHURCH HERE…ANGA ARI EGA HERE MUCHURCH MACHO TSVANGIRAI……….JUST COZ MUGABE AKABA MAVOTE …DONT MEAN TSVANGIRAI HAACHABVUMIRWE EVEN TO GO TO CHURCH…SAKA MODA AENDE KUCHURCH IPI……YAVANA JOHANNE MASOWE VANO PEMBERERA MHONDI MUGABE

  • Sugar Mtape

    Dai matomboti airevera venyika dzirikuita ma_elections soon – the next Zim elections are years away – plus mu_church maiva nema_Zimba hobho saka zvokuti aiudza MT manyepo chaiwo !

    • John Huruva

      Solutions to Zimbabwean problems can only be found among Zimbabweans and in the quality of leadership and strategies we deploy and NOT among prophets of doom. Prophecy will never deliver power to anybody – period.

      • the giant in faith

        they are true prophets.usamhura mweya mutsvene,vaziwa sei.Mwari vacho hauna voita referee vevanhu iwe,usaome moyo

  • Timex007

    Mmmh please get your facts right. I watched yesterday’s SCOAN service on Emmanuel TV. Unless if I am having a lapse of memory, I don’t ever recall hearing TB Joshua saying any of the things quoted in the above article. The sermon entitled, “The University of God” was not even delivered by TB Joshua, it was one of the Wisemen who delivered the sermon. TB Joshua entered the building almost after almost 2 hours of praise and worship music that came after the Wiseman’s sermon on the “University of God”. TB Joshua’s sermon was about humility in the presence of God.

  • Analytical

    Muporofita wenyu azo Expire manje, He is now showing u kuti anobatwa nemweya wekumadokera.

  • eye

    kana chipostora chotaurwa

    • MR HOLY

      TRUST IN GOD NOT MEN

  • Alex Nkhata

    but we you TB Joshua to visit in Malawi