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Zuma ‘forgives’ Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua

President Jacob Zuma says Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua should be spared criticism for the collapse of a church building which resulted in the deaths of at least 84 South Africans.

“The outpouring of criticism is unwarranted and calls for the Public Protector to be deployed to Nigeria are a gross over reaction,” the president said.

In a statement released by the presidency on Thursday, Zuma said now was not the time to lose faith.

“We might have lost lives but, hey, we do have a nuclear deal with Russia,” Zuma said.

The president’s comments are likely to draw intense backlash following the death of 115 people, including 84 South Africans at the church complex almost two weeks ago.

Reports suggests that the Synagogue Church Of All Nations refused entry to emergency workers at the time, infuriating people desperate to know the fate of their family members.

Zuma said South Africans needed to rise above their personal grief and show sympathy for Nigerians’ daily battle with corruption, poor workmanship and a pompous government.

“Mistakes happen. Buildings fall. I don’t think we understand how good we have it here,” the president said.

“Show me one pothole and I will show you what you’re smoking.”

The chain of events following the incident have been cloaked in confusion and secrecy. Days have passed and still little is still known about the cause of the collapse.

“Witnesses say a building fell. This is mostly what we are certain about,” said an engineer at the scene.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Church described Zuma’s decision as commendable.

“We must accept that God works in mysterious ways,” said the spokesperson, who preferred to be seen but named.

TB Joshua, one of Africa’s poorest preachers, with an estimated worth of between $10-million and $15-million, is particularly known for scrubbing away HIV, solving marital issues and raising the dead.

Observers say he has been making a killing for years.

“The Prophet” as he is known, has thousands of followers across the continent, including Julius Malema, Winnie Madikazela-Mandela, several Springbok rugby players and puppet Chester Missing.

“You would be surprised who pulls the strings,” the spokesperson said, gesturing with his fingers like an awkward choir-boy.

A source in the Nigerian government told the Daily Vox that President Goodluck Jonathan was “still deciding whether to set up an independent commission of enquiry”.

It is hoped that such a commission would drag on long enough for victims’ families to move on, the source said.

Read more of Abu O’Well’s satirical writing here.

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8 Comments
  1. Chance Chipofya says

    I would like to thank the president of RSA to forgive TB Joshua.

    1. OLIVIA says

      What is the reason for the forgiveness,that TB Joshua intentionally collapsed the building or what?can president Zuma creates a single soul,if GOD that created human beings takes back,what’s there problems.Give prophet TB Joshua a break.Personally I thank G.O.D for his life and endurance.WHAT PEOPLE KNOW THEY DESTROY,WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW THEY CALL NAMES.Call prophet whatever names you like for he is still whom he is.Thank u JESUS.

    2. Science Watch says

      INCREDIBLE! Late Prophet Adewole’s shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ Prediction About TB Joshua

      By Streetwise Magazine, Nigeria – Issue 2
      Nigeria News | Thu, 15 Oct 2009

      Jesus Christ revealed who Prophet TB Joshua is to His beloved servant, late Prophet (Dr.) Akin Adewole, shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ, Opopo Igbala Parish, Ikola Road, Ipaja, Lagos

      T.B. Joshua means different things to different people. To some clerics who are envious of him, he is an agent of Satan, a magician or an occult healer. To many intellectuals, he is an intriguing marvel, a wonder man of the 20th century. To the thousands who have been healed and delivered through him, he is a gift to mankind. Yet, in spite of all these, the question remains – who is Prophet T. B. Joshua? Is he an ambassador of Jesus Christ or of the devil?

      God only reveals His top secrets to those He loves. He revealed the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to Prophet Isaiah. In the same vein, Jesus Christ revealed who Prophet TB Joshua is to His beloved servant, late Prophet (Dr.) Akin Adewole, shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ, Opopo Igbala Parish, Ikola Road, Ipaja, Lagos sometime in 1995. The following excerpts from the press release which Prophet Adewole consequently issued on the ‘Man in the Synagogue’ in 1995 can be said to put to rest the seemingly endless controversy surrounding who T. B. Joshua is.

      “I was attending to people in my office one day when three journalists entered; the three of them came from three different media houses. They asked, “Prophet Sir, we see and know you to be one of foremost Prophets of God in Africa today. Millions of people are looking forward to your comments because you are the only prophet who has never commented on the subject?” At this point, before they mentioned what they really wanted and the man in question, our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me from the Altar in my office on a golden, very beautiful and mighty chair. He commanded me not to join fake, jealous and envious prophets to say blasphemy against a fellow messenger of God.

      ‘The Man in the Synagogue is mine. He is your spiritual colleague. He is not fake. His power is not mixed. I do as I please. You are all working for my glory on earth. Do never disown or desert him. Truly he is young in age, but my spirit in him is pure and great. His grace is special. Many will fall through him, while others will rise through him also. Advise him always like a son, friend and colleague and do not judge him at all because God is the only judge. I reveal this to you because you fear, adore and do my wish always. I

      Jesus Christ revealed who Prophet TB Joshua is to His beloved servant, late Prophet (Dr.) Akin Adewole, shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ, Opopo Igbala Parish, Ikola Road, Ipaja, Lagos

      love you’ – and He disappeared.

      I then turned and faced the three men again. And I started telling them all God told me about the man, Temitope Joshua, in the Synagogue, Egbe, Lagos. They were marvelled and become embarrassed. Then one of them said, “Daddy, we believe you, but we want you to see him conjure with his hand. He is using mixed powers. Two other top prophets and the head of witches have promised to test and punish him.” I told them that all the witches and prophets on earth cannot even face an anointed man of God. I even warned them not to join the unbelievers that are fighting God through his prophets. After that they left”.

      Prophet Adewole
      By all standards, before his death, late Prophet (Dr.) Samuel Akin Adewole belonged to the group of eminent ministers of God in Africa. Among the Nigerian notable prophets, he belonged to a class of his own for his accurate predictions. The ascetic man of God Prophet Adewole was born on August 25, 1936 in Ibadan to Chief & Mrs. Adekanbi Adewole. He had his primary education at CMS School, Alugbo- Olowo, SDA Aiyede, all in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State. He subsequently had his secondary education at Idi-Ito and Ibadan Grammar School respectively. Between 1962 and 1964, he obtained his GCE O/Level and Advanced Level Certificates. He later attended Yorkshire City University, U.K, from where he bagged his first degree in accountancy and a master’s degree in economics. A chartered banker with AIB Certificate, Prophet Adewole also had an honorary doctor of divinity degree of the Stanton University, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. An ebullient personality, Prophet Adewole worked for many years as a banker before finally settling down in the vineyard of God.

      Prophet Adewole became a member of the Celestial Church of Christ in 1961. According to the highly revered late Prophet, “God uses whoever He wishes to and in His own way too, not minding the religion you belong to or your educational background. When it was God’s time to call me for His work, He did exactly that.” Going by the consistency and accuracy of his past prophecies and predictions, people saw Prophet Adewole’s predictions as reliable as the Word of God. It was on record that he was the only Nigerian prophet who foresaw the death of late Prophet (Pastor) S. B. Oshoffa, the Founder/Spiritual Leader of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide in 1985. He also was the only prophet who predicted the death of Chief Obafemi Awolowo in 1987. In addition to that, he was the only Nigerian prophet who categorically predicted that former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida would quit office unfailingly August 28, 1993.

      In 1995, the late prophet prophesied that “a young man from Nigeria would be highly anointed, such that all the nations of the world would embrace the mighty God through him.” He said a time would come that the Synagogue Church of All Nations will become a Jerusalem in Nigeria, such that the number of foreigners would outnumber the Nigerians attending the church.

  2. OLIVIA says

    If everybody is against you but G.O.D loves you,you are bless.you with GOD are majority.TB Joshua I salute your faith.

  3. dalton mkovu says

    good after noon

    Man of god ,please pray for me to get job to be able to buy house for my lovely wife and four children.

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